Della Torre is one of a number of dark, witty characters trying to survive amid desperate times ... Mattich mines Yugoslavia's past -- secret police misdeeds, regional divisions and simmering old scores -- and the country's shaky reality in the early '90s.
- Chronicle Herald
A kamikaze-paced ride...Zagreb Cowboy sets things up well for the next book, and for Mattich to look deep into the black heart of the Balkan conflict.
- National Post
Zagreb Cowboy is invigorating Euro noir, dark and energizing as good coffee. Alen Mattich’s series is off like a shot.
- Andrew Pyper, author of The Killing Circle and The Guardians
Alen Mattich has done an uncanny job in recreating the surreal sense of menace which pervaded the Croatian capital, Zagreb, on the eve of the devastating wars in Yugoslavia. But Mattich's real genius lies in his ability to inject moments of high comedy into this gripping thriller so that he reads like a European Carl Hiassen.
- Misha Glenny, author of McMafia and DarkMarket