Hardrock Stiff

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."
--Chicago Tribune

"Zigal combines plenty of action and interesting characters with 1970s values and modern problems. The result is enjoyable and challenging."
--Toronto Star

Selected Works

Outcry Witness is the gripping story of a clergy abuse cover-up told from the inside. . . . Thomas Zigal has also delivered a spiritual thriller . . . that pulls the reader in a powerful narrative tide swirling with mysteries of guilt and doubt, faith and betrayal, that carries the reader toward the startling conclusion. -- Jason Berry, author of Lead Us Not Into Temptation: Catholic Priests and the Sexual Abuse of Children
"Thomas Zigal has entered New Orleans' heart of darkness after Katrina. His story is brave, frightening, and so dramatic that at times you have to get up and walk around the room." --Jan Reid, author of The Bullet Meant for Me
Blackmail, an elite secret society in New Orleans, and a white supremacist running for governor of Louisiana are the main ingredients in this Southern crawfish boil of a novel.
"This is a terrifically strong and wonderfully humane new voice in crime fiction."
--James Crumley, author of The Last Good Kiss
"A deftly plotted mystery...intricate and ingenious.... Zigal tells a provocative and compelling story."
--Dallas Morning News
"Kurt Muller remains one of the most interesting characters on the American mystery scene."
--Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent