HarrisonGÇÖs writing is always exhilarating. An added strength is his penchant for delightfully flawed but deeply human characters. Sunderson doesnGÇÖt disappoint.GÇ¥Seattle Times
The pleasures of The Big Seven are found most often in SundersonGÇÖs troubled, heavily marinated meditations . . . Such is HarrisonGÇÖs gift for conveying human consciousness and all its vexing diversions and understatements and circular thoughts.GÇ¥New York Times Book Review
A national bestseller from one of our most renowned and popular authors, The Big Seven finds Detective Sunderson settling into a hunting cabin in a remote area of MichiganGÇÖs Upper Peninsula, where he soon realizes that his neighbors may be as dangerous as any maniac he faced in his cop days. A family of outlaws, armed to the teeth, the Ameses have local law enforcement too intimidated to take them on. Then SundersonGÇÖs cleaning lady, a comely young Ames woman, is murdered, and black sheep brother Lemuel Ames seeks SundersonGÇÖs advice on a crime novel heGÇÖs writing which may not be fiction. Sunderson must struggle with the evil within himself and the greater, more expansive evil of his neighbor.
Harrison is an old master, here on top of his game . . . Harrison is maybe a little bit like . . . Elmore Leonard (to whom Sunderson pays tribute), in that both write prose, easy on the eye, that seems so natural as to be effortless. That kind of writing is, of course, anything but effortlessit takes genius, but mostly experience, intuition and discipline. And a somewhat raffish charm, like HarrisonGÇÖs, doesnGÇÖt hurt.GÇ¥The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Whimsical and bawdy fun . . . Harrison writes beautifully about fishing and the outdoors.GÇ¥Washington Post