Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author
"SAILOR is a great read! Just as you think you know where you're going, Tom Epperson throws another twist in your path. Style and story, I loved it all."
"Employing spare, almost hallucinatory prose, and a keen eye for detail, Tom Epperson has created an unforgettable cast of characters set against a sun-bleached noir background. By turns frightening and darkly comic, SAILOR is the literary equivalent of a Coen brothers film."
"In this exquisitely written, expertly plotted thriller, a desperate woman and her young son, on the run from her vengeful father-in-law (she’s responsible for her husband being incarcerated), puts her trust and her last chance for survival in the hands of Gray, a man with a shadowy past.
"A high-energy read with a veritable smorgasbord of bad guys: a crooked U.S. marshal, a Russian hit man, a sweet kidnapper, and a Chinese power broker who reads the English classics. ...A solid, engaging thriller with fully fleshed-out characters. Recommended for fans of gritty suspense novels who like their villains vulgar and their heroes noble."
"Like The Kind One, which was one of the most enjoyable novels in recent memory, Sailor is a breezy, smart tour through familiar low-life tropes and hard boiled characters that has the lingering afterglow of literary fiction. (The closest parallel may be Elmore Leonard. Epperson is every bit that good, if not that prolific.)... With black humor and grim assurance, Epperson pushes his twisting tale beyond the conventions of the genre, delivering a humane and strangely moral tale where every action engenders consequences which even the worst thugs must consider... [Epperson] wields his spare prose like a razor - you don't even feel it as he cuts out your heart."