My librarian recently put me in touch with Michael Cart, a past president of the Young Adult Library Services Association and author of My Father’s Scar. I sent him a copy of The Pack: Winter Kill and he was kind enough to provide the following review.
Mike Oliveri, winner of the prestigious Bram Stoker Award, combines horror and mystery in his riveting new novel Winter Kill, the first in a projected series that will delight fans of fast-paced noir fiction.
Writing in the tradition of the hardboiled crime novel pioneered by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Oliveri pulls no punches in this hard-edged novel of gun-running and murder. What makes his novel memorably unusual is not only its realistic treatment of crime but also its additional element of horror, featuring the current runaway popularity of werewolf fiction.
Altogether, these many exciting elements combine to make Winter Kill a howling success!
Comparisons to Hammett and Chandler? Nice!
Reviews have been very positive so far. I’ll have to be sure to stay on top of my game as I finish book 2.