"An explosive thriller full of engaging dialogue and action. Hunter’s tale is deliciously complex, but surprisingly easy to follow…the ending scene, all the way to the closing sentence, is extraordinary.”
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Extraordinary…a gloriously rich debut thriller…tailor-made for fans of John Le Carré, Alan Furst, and Daniel Silva.”
- Best Thrillers
"A fast-paced, skillfully constructed international thriller... amazingly complex and often riveting."
- The Booklife Prize
"A simmering, often searing debut thriller. This classic spy novel's twisty plot, dubious operatives, and shocking betrayals should offer great delights to fans of John Le Carré, Graham Greene or Daniel Silva...Added to Hunter's crisp prose, compelling characters and nimble plotting, this book is worth reading again for the sheer pleasure of the chase."
- BlueInk Review (starred review)
"An exciting, well-conceived thriller with surprising depth...the plot is fairly complex, but easy to follow, with enough twists, diversions, and parallel plots that the story is multi-faceted, elevating the book over others in the genre...establishes William Hunter as a powerful new thriller writer."
"A veritable tour de force...Hunter reveals himself as a master of the craft, one whose name should appear alongside the likes of James Patterson and Lee Child." - Readers' Favorite
"Equal parts Sherlock Holmes and James Bond, Sanction balances old school mystery with modern intrigue. The storyline is highly complex yet easily digestible...a true win for lovers of the spy fiction genre."
- Clarion Reviews
Wheels within wheels turn and twist in Sanction...Hunter’s writing is crisp and assured, and his facility in outlining the many nuances of modern global politics, and the historical events that shaped them, is evident from the first chapter.