'He is always erudite, prickly and trenchant' Catholic Herald.
'a sad book in many ways because it illustrates the price that can be paid for courageous writing' Guardian.
'A man determined to describe the world exactly as he finds it, and in words calculated to rouse the passion of his readers ... Like the greatest of Italian writers, Dante Alighieri, he is above all a moralist who despise those who take no sides in the great struggles of our time' Matthew Hoffman, Independent.
'When he tackles the crime lords of southern Italy that his voice soars in a crescendo of outrage ... After reading this, we should all be howling. Somebody might, eventually, hear us' Irish Times.
'At once deeply disturbing and illuminating ... a litany of hope' Alan Taylor, Scottish Sunday Herald.
'Frank, impassioned and frustrated - these essays from the reporter who lives under threat of death for speaking out against the Italian Mafia put acquiescing bystanders to shame' Sunday Telegraph.
'A celebration of bravery and an expression of rage against corruption and cowardice' Caroline Moorehead, T.L.S.
'It is good to be reminded of the raw bravery of the Savianos of this world and to salute them for the sacrifices they have made in their challenges to power' Duncan Campbell, Guardian.