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“Molotov Editions’ reissue of Cooper’s classic take of criminals and shake dancers, The Syndicate, is a wonderful first step in restoring the crime community’s knowledge of a long forgotten writer, and one of the premiere African-American voices in the genre." CrimeReads.com
“Utterly fascinating . . . We find ourselves inside the mind of a brutal killer, who knows that there's something wrong with him . . . It's this mix of Sorrell's battles with his own inner demons and the external forces that makes this book unique in a big way . . . well worth the attention of any crime fiction reader that enjoys dark, deep, and gritty.” Crime Segments, Nancy Oakes,
“One of the most underrated writers in America, a Richard Wright of the revolutionary era.” Black World/Negro Digest
“Tough and unrelenting . . . A hard boiled barnburner.” Unlawful Acts, David Nemeth
“There aren’t many books that grab you from the first line and don’t let go. There are even fewer books that repulse you from the first line, making you want to throw the book away immediately. The Syndicate somehow manages to do both.” Crimefictionlover.com
'A perversely brilliant celebration of the long downhill slide.” Peter Maravelis, Editor San Francisco Noir.
“Like James Baldwin, Cooper aimed to be far more than just a black writer who wrote for black readers – and he had the talent to do it . . . The Syndicate is an unusual, potent mix of brutal, fast-paced 1950s pulp noir seasoned with a dash of William Burroughs style surrealism and homoerotic undertones . . . Highly recommended.” Internet Review of Books, Eric Peterson