'Storytelling of the highest quality . . . Callaghan is a new voice to be welcomed' Daily Mail
'Even better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation' Anthony Horowitz
In the burning heat of the sun, murder is deadly cold.
Having resigned from Bishkek Murder Squad, Akyl Borubaev is a lone wolf with blood on his hands. Then the Minister of State Security promises Akyl his old life back . . . if Akyl finds his vanished mistress. The beautiful Natasha Sulonbekova has disappeared in Dubai with information that could destroy the Minister's career.
But when Borubaev arrives in Dubai - straight into a scene of horrific carnage - he learns that what Natasha is carrying is worth far more than a damaged reputation. Discovering the truth plunges him into a deadly game that means he might never return to Kyrgyzstan . . . at least, not alive.
Born in the north of England, Tom Callaghan was educated at the University of York and Vassar College, USA. An inveterate traveller, he divides his time between London, Prague, Dubai and Bishkek.
Even better than Child 44. Akyl Borubaev is a terrific creation — Anthony Horowitz
Just keeps getting better . . . buy the whole series right away — Peter Robinson, author of the bestselling DCI Banks series
Borubaev has developed into a deeply satisfying protagonist, capable of humanity amid the violence — Daily Mail
A powerfully descriptive writer — The Daily Express
Unforgettable — The Sunday Times
[Tom Callaghan's] gloomy atmospheric portrait convinces and he writes with style and panache . . . A lively story and a riveting glimpse of an unknown society — The Times
Storytelling of the highest quality . . . Introduces a detective it is impossible not to believe in. Callaghan is a new voice to be welcomed — Daily Mail
A Killing Winter is a brilliant debut, and an early contender for one of my top reads of the year — Raven Crime Reads
His [Tom Callaghan's] descriptions are wonderful - sickeningly so in fact — The BookBag
It's brutal but not cynical; you feel it . . . atmospheric and stirring — Killing Time Crime
Callaghan is a hell of a writer, with a tremendous sense of pace and an arch ear for juicy dialogue, and the pages fly by. — Crime Thriller Fella
This is a wonderful book . . . the narrative is savage yet at the same time beautifully crafted . . . A Killing Winter satisfies on so many levels — Milo Rambles
Ticks all the boxes of plot, setting and character. — The Crime Warp
The story and writing sustained me right through to the killer twist ending — Book Bonding
Fast-paced and enthralling — Written by Sime
The denouement is suitably surprising and satisfactory. I got there breathless and tense — Thriller Books Journal
A Killing Winter is a highly accomplished debut . . . Tom Callaghan is a name to watch. — Promoting Crime Fiction