BOOKLIST"This excellent crime novel introduces a new author who is a definite keeper. ... Flander has crafted a terrific first novel, alternately funny and serious, which is well plotted and sparkles with crisp, believable dialogue. Don't miss this one!"
THE WASHINGTON TIMES"Scott Flander writes such a convincing cop tale with his first novel, Sons of the City, that it's hard to believe he wasn't on the force. ... This one ends with tears and triumph and holds promise of a new talent with many more tales to tell."
THE STAR-LEDGER OF NEWARK"Flander provides readers with a rich sense of the city. Anyone who knows anything about America's first capital will enjoy encountering those wonderful places and characters that can only exist in a town affectionately known as Philly."
USA TODAY"Flander is very good at describing the gritty life and conversation of Philadelphia streetcops."
PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS"A tough but moving piece of crime writing. ... A powerful drama of cops coping with an urban world of both random and organized crime, as fast-moving as that patrol car screaming through the city."
THE HARRISBURG PATRIOT"Scott Flander's first book gives a riveting look at a cop's daily grind in the toughest neighborhoods, where murder, Mafia, interracial tensions and high-level corruption are all part of the scene."
THE SUNDAY OKLAHOMAN"Readers who appreciate good detective fiction from the likes of Raymond Chandler and Loren Estleman will enjoy Sons of the City."
ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH"Readers who relish police stories, whether true crime or fiction, should enjoy Sons of the City, a gritty first novel by Scott Flander."
DAYTON DAILY NEWS"It's rare enough to find a book that captures the nuances of Philadelphia; it's rarer to find a police novel with this much authenticity. ... Sons of the City captures cop culture: the politics, the loyalties, the humor, the danger, the camaraderie and the tragedy. ... Sons of the City is a fine summer read. Buy it, and ride along with Philadelphia's finest."
BOOKHAUNTS.NET"Flander writes in a straightforward, down to earth, first person voice. You could just as well be sitting in the corner tavern listening to Eddie tell you the story, just the way it happened. There's nothing fancy here. No long descriptive passages. No glimpses into the character's psyches. Just the facts, ma'am. A lot of it you might see coming, just as you would if you were hearing it from the guy next door. And some of it will throw you. But beyond telling a good yarn, what Eddie will do is take you inside the precinct house and just for a little while let you see it the way the cops do. This part isn't fiction. You just know it isn't. What's surprising is that Flander isn't a cop. He's a newspaper reporter who is more faithful to his characters than he is to his profession. In Eddie's world there seems to be no such thing as a good reporter. But we know of one, at least. Flander reports this story flawlessly. If it were in the Post-Gazette or the Daily News, the papers would be sold out as soon as they hit the street." The full review will be online soon. Stay tuned!
MYSTERIES GALORE"...an excellent police novel with an exciting plot." Read the full online review!
BOOKS N BYTES"It's dark. It's intense. The plot twists. ...Sons of the City is well written..." Read the full online review!
CRESCENT BLUES E'ZINE"Flander writes with great imagination and a strong sense of authenticity..." Read the full online review!
MURDER AND MAYHEM BOOKCLUB"...things fly so fast and furious the reader can hardly keep up...." Read the full online review!