"If truth is stranger than fiction, historical fact can be just as fascinating, as Alegría and Flakoll prove here."
"The account is a cross‑genre tour de force that weaves a mesmerizing chronicle from fact, informed speculation, historical documentation, and interviews with participants in the operation. Challenged by subject matter with potential to lapse into rhetoric or political diatribe at any juncture, the authors never allow the story to become superficial or strained, balancing their resources for the sake of a credibility."
—George Evans, World Literature Today— -
"These stories are compelling and believable, and, what’s more, the people who inhabit and narrate them are plausible, singular, dynamic beings..."
—Chuck Wachtel, The Nation— -