Praise for Charles Philipp Martin and Neon Panic
"Charles Philipp Martin’s NEON PANIC is an outstanding debut, a superior crime novel by an author who now must bear close watching. This book is marvelously atmospheric. Martin not only shows us Hong Kong — he makes us feel it, smell it, and, perhaps best of all, hear it. Great characters and insights into the worlds of the Hong Kong police, gangster triads, corrupt Chinese businessmen, and foreign musicians playing in a third-tier symphony orchestra. Moreover, all these components are intelligently woven together into a strong suspenseful plot. What more could a crime fiction reader want?"
--- William Bayer
Milllion-selling author of "Switch"
Neon Panic review at Musical Assumptions
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"The hero is feisty and fresh, with a multi-dimensional quality that rings with authenticity. Which is no surprise considering Martin, an accomplished musician, knows what he's writing about. This is a worthy debut from an exciting new talent. Can't wait for more."
--- Steve Berry
New York Times best-selling author