To me, though, the beautifully narrated chase was everything, the Power boys reading tracks, reading the land, re-shoeing their horses, riding for their lives and me, reading for mine.
—Alan Cheuse, NPR
Cobb's vivid descriptions of these wounded outlaws and expert, visceral suspense make this one of the best westerns of the year.
—Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)
With Blood in Their Eyes is much more than a chase story. It's a rich read, often told through flashbacks. Cobb's research is impeccable, his spartan prose poetic and his description of the land transforms the country into a vivid, brutal character itself.
Cobb can really write. He develops characters and describes action as well as anyone who's done it. Put this one on your list.
—Elmore Leonard, author of Raylan: A Novel
Tom Cobb is a man who knows and writes of the west and archetypal Americans like few others. A singular achievement.
—Scott Cooper, director of the film Crazy Heart
A narrative with the force of humanity behind it. This is a quality piece of historical fiction.
—Southwestern American Literature