HA! is simply staggering in its study of human torment and brilliantly original in the way which the story is told. It is compelling, mesmerizing and truly overwhelming — more profound than T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom and as exciting as any Dashiel Hammett thriller. The only work that comes to mind in CanLit that compares with it, but which it surpasses, is Malcolm Lowry’s Under The Volcano. Moreover, HA! explains the inexplicable: the puzzling personality of Québec. This is the best psychological thriller I have ever read. I suspect it will become a must read by CIA analysts. I also believe it will enjoy wide international praise for it is a work of genius and a literary masterpiece.
– Brian Nolan, former producer of ABC-TV Network News in New York; former Professor of Journalism at Carleton University; co-author of two recent best-selling books about the Canadian military