Praise for Checkpoint and Jean-Christophe Rufin
"This mix of well-crafted characters, psychological suspense, and the harsh realities of life in wartime results in a nail-biting, challenging literary thriller. A Novel of war that asks hard questions about what decency demands of us as human beings."
"Jean-Christophe Rufin knows how to tell a story. HIs characters' lives dramatize big questions about what it means to be alive and to act."
- France Info
"Subtle and enthralling."
- Elle (France)
"Jean-Christophe Rufin has written an adventure book...THe success of this great novel lies in its suspense and in the meticulous psychology of its protagonists."
- Le Nouvel Observateur
"Rufin's The Red Collar is perfectly paced, darkly humorous and an excellent window into the turmoil and emerging politics of postwar France."
- San Francisco Chronicle
" The Red Collar is a modern parable about loyalty to others, fidelity to one's convictions, and the self-effacement needed to bear the consequences of living by one's belief."
- New York Journal of Books