Mood and setting are the real appeals here, though readers will be tantalized about the identity of Scarnum.
One fast-paced action scene after another.
Maher vividly captures the East Coast, not only the wind and the tangy scent of the sea but the accents and talk of the people in Scarnum’s world — as rough and salty as the waters they sail.
An interesting work by a writer of talent and, for the sailing enthusiast, a fun read.
Globe and Mail
Salvage soars above the average paperback thriller … exciting, entertaining, and a lot of fun.
Maher is a writer to watch; his talent takes you right into the action and is well worth the price of admission.
Don Graves, Canadian Mystery Reviews
Salvage is the real thing — a picture of Nova Scotia’s South Shore as it is today and really good contemporary noir fiction.
Reviewing the Evidence
The richly detailed descriptions and sharply plotted story should pull you right in.
The Chronicle Herald Metro Edition
Peppered with plenty of sex and salty language, [Salvage] shows that Maher knows his way around Nova Scotia and boats.