Some very kind words from reviewer Ernest Lilley: “Reading American Craftsmen, Tom Doyle ‘s debut novel (out in May) about occult operatives, known as “Craftsmen.” Out from Tor Books as the first part of a three book deal, it’s very, very good. I wished they’d toned down the Baen-ishness of the cover, which will no doubt put some folks off, because this fantasy/government conspiracy thriller has a lot of interesting stuff about the powerful occult families woven through history. Starting in the middle east in a classic op gone horribly wrong, it mines a number of spiritual, historical, literary, and political veins to create a very interesting thriller. SF of Fantasy? As the main character’s grandfather (deceased, but loquacious nonetheless) says, “Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology.” If you liked Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Charles Stross’ Laundry series, or are a 24/Jack Bauer fan, you should definitely read American Craftsmen.””