The Ice Harvest
Publisher: Ballantine Books
"BITTERLY FUNNY . . . A] SLEEK FIRST NOVEL . . . NOIR CRIME . . . HAS FOUND A STERLING NEW CHAMPION IN PHILLIPS.“”-The New York Times Book Review“”A FUTURE HARD-BOILED CLASSIC-TIGHT, COLD, AND CACKLING WITH IRONY. On Christmas Eve in Wichita], a mob lawyer is skipping town with the cash. But in this boozy, neo-noir world-James M. Cain meets George V. Higgins-the best-laid plans of bagmen turn brutal.“”-The Dallas Morning News“”OMINOUS, ACTION-PACKED. . . This is a confident, wry debut . . . that] may remind readers of “Fargo” or “Pulp Fiction.”“” -Detroit Free Press“”I SIMPLY CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT SCOTT PHILLIPS WILL DO NEXT. This] funny, tough first novel felt like it was written by an old pro, an Elmore Leonard we've never heard about who's discovered a place where the criminals are really dumb, the low-lifes are oh-so-fun to watch and, if somebody just happens to get what he deserves, there's no one to blame.“-RICHARD RUSSOAuthor of ”Straight Man“”A DARKLY COMIC, SOMETIMES BRUTAL PIECE OF NOIR FICTION.“”-The Denver Post"Finalist for the Hammett Prize
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