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“A must read crime thriller about revenge and race relations that is reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.”
“A rare mystery book that is a true page-turner, even to the seasoned readers of the genre.”

Thriller Magazine
Give Place to Wrath will leave the reader wanting a quick release of a second book in the series.”
Sheila Sobel, Killer Nashville
“Knit together so well that towards the end of book I was on the edge of my seat and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”
Readers’ Favorite
“Cleverly plotted and anchored by an inventive and ingenious murder mystery, it will capture and hold the attention of readers in the span of time it takes to finish the novel. A good starting point for what is shaping up to be an interesting series.”
Book Review Directory
“Don’t miss this one! It is a well plotted, complex mystery that mystery thriller fans will love … an absorbing and very satisfying novel. Be sure to put this one on your list. You won’t be disappointed.”
Mystery Suspense Reviews
“A riveting debut mystery thriller…”
Underground Book Reviews
“Steven Harms rocks it in The Counsel of the Cunning. Murder, treachery, drugs, and a deadly trek through the Guatemalan jungle. My kind of story.”
William Nikkel, Amazon Best Selling Author of Deadly Tide
“The book is complex and is an action packed book that for me was a good read…”
Pat Fayo Reviews
“Fast paced, intricately plotted, well written, and well imagined, the Counsel of the Cunning is a winner for fans of international thrillers, mysteries, and police procedurals—and anyone who enjoys a page-turning novel of suspense.”
Claire Matturo from The Compulsive Reader, author of Wayward Girls
“Harms’ novel is a fast-paced thriller exploring greed, power, grief, and faith. This book will appeal to readers drawn to a genre that thrives on break-neck pacing and puzzling twists and turns. Readers will not be disappointed.”
“What we have is a haunting and blood curdling story where Harms has skillfully woven two strong plot lines that we believe in every detail and landscape.”

Sports exec turned author

Tony Ortiz, WWJ Newsradio 950, CBS Detroit

Oxford author’s debut novel blends faith, suspense

– Oxford Leader

In Conversation With Steven C. Harms, Author of The Counsel of The Cunning

Q&A with Norm Goldman,

Welcome Steven Harms Podcast Interview

Fran Lewis,