Praise for Hardrock Stiff (1996)
The Kindle edition and the Thomas & Mercer paperback reprint of Hardrock Stiff are now available on Amazon's Thomas Zigal page.
"Into Thin Air, Zigal's first book about Kurt Muller, was good; his second book takes a quantum leap up to terrific.... As gripping as the many action scenes are, what really lifts this novel to excellence is the way Zigal writes about fathers and children.... Throughout this strong, sad, constantly involving story, Zigal renders the deep bond between people and the land with a blend of complexity and conflict that enriches the genre."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"One of the year's happiest surprises."
--Kirkus (starred review)
"A deftly plotted mystery... intricate and ingenious.... Zigal tells a provocative and compelling story."
--Dallas Morning News
"A resolute, tough, yet compassionate hero who soldiers on regardless of the danger.... This one has everything mystery fans want."
"Explosive action.... Plenty of thrills.... A fine whodunit. Kurt Muller stands out as a compelling new centurion."
"Zigal combines plenty of action and interesting characters with 1970s values and modern problems. The result is enjoyable and challenging."