Engaging . . . Thompson is a witty, versatile writer. A British-born psychiatrist, he uses his knowledge of his parents' Yoruba culture to brilliant effect in this unusual addition to the private-eye genre
The fictional country of Alcacia is vividly, lovingly drawn with no blemishes spared: its "blinding retina-shattering sunlight", breathtaking landscapes and intoxicating food and drink. So too is the intensity of human relations: endemic corruption, sultry sexuality and casual, slapdash violence. Thompson . . . brings a rock-and-roll edge to the story
With a likable if flawed protagonist, a fast pace and plenty of twists, Making Wolf is both shocking and perceptive
Brutal, uncompromising and thought-provoking, this is a superb book
Satisfyingly complicated without ever feeling contrived... such skilled writing it was easy to stay up well past lights out to read just one more chapter - and then one more...
Alcacia may be fictional, but Thompson knows its land, culture and politics intimately, and brings a palpable sense of threat to this spare, engaging thriller