Morrell stands head and shoulders above most of his contemporaries.
The absolute master...the craftsman so many of us look to for guidance.
Morrell, an absolute master of the thriller, plays by his own rules and leaves you dazzled.
No one excels at writing actions scenes like Morrell.
David Morrell is a master of suspense. He wields it like a stiletto - knows just where to stick it and how to turn it. If you're reading Morrell, you're sitting on the edge of your seat.
Everything (David Morrell) writes has a you-are-there quality, and that, coupled with his ability to propel characters through a scene, makes reading him like attending a private screening.
—Washington Post Book World
It's been years since I've read a thriller as good as CREEPERS. Crack this novel and it's like an alien abduction of your brain -- forget resuming your normal life until it's finished. CREEPERS has all the ingredients you'd expect from a David Morrell novel: characters with depth, a wickedly clever plot with more than a few twists, and scenes of action and suspense that will leave you breathless. What takes this novel to heights rarely achieved by even the greatest thrillers is its conception and setting: a group of 'creepers' -- urban spelunkers -- breaks into a long-abandoned, sealed-up hotel in a decaying seaside town for a night of exploration. But nothing is as it seems, and when the layers of deception are finally peeled away, the shock is close to unbearable. Mark my words: this will be a classic.
—Douglas Preston, co-author with Lincoln Child of BRIMSTONE and DANCE OF DEATH