Poisoned Pen Press, Hardcover, 9781590587140, 276pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2010
"Talton, author of The Pain Nurse (2009) and the David Mapstone series, combines a moving paean to the free press with a chillingly plausible thriller plot built around black ops. A knockout novel that leaves the reader with renewed appreciation for independent daily newspapers." -- Booklist starred review
"Talton (The Pain Nurse, 2009, etc.) serves up a well-crafted mystery that is also a heartfelt threnody for the journalism that was." -- Kirkus Review
"This terrific stand-alone by the author of The Pain Nurse and the David Mapstone series should appeal to readers who enjoyed Michael Connelly's The Scarecrow." -- Library Journal
" Deadline Man is one of the best suspense novels I've read in a while. Full of twists, turns, murder and mayhem, Deadline Man kept me anxiously turning pages right up to the end. Talton does a magnificent job of planting hints and teasers that keep readers guessing at what might happen. but he neither tips his hand completely nor leaves his readers in the dark...Talton is one of the best talents I've encountered this year. The Bottom Line: Fans of well-written suspense should not miss Deadline Man." - - Midwest Book Review
"Well-rounded characters and a lightning-paced plot raise this well above the average global conspiracy story." -- Publisher's Weekly