Simon Kernick - Author

About the Author

Simon Kernick was our Guest Editor in February 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

Simon Kernick is one of Britain's most exciting new thriller writers. He arrived on the scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, and his big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which became the bestselling thriller of 2007. Simon's research is what makes his thrillers so authentic. He talks both on and off the record to members of Special Branch, the Anti-Terrorist Branch and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand what actually happens in the dark and murky underbelly of UK crime.

Below is a Q&A with this author.

1. Does your writing ever scare you?
Maybe not my writing, but my vivid imagination does.

2. Are you a disciplined writer?
Yes, I think so. I tend to write five days a week and roughly between the hours of 9 and 5 (and longer if I’m behind). I don’t think you can wait for inspiration to take hold otherwise you could be waiting a hell of a long time! In the end, you have to treat it like a job, albeit one that’s great fun.

3. Who is your most recognised character? What/who was the inspiration behind that character?
I have two central characters in my books. One is Dennis Milne, my renegade cop from The Business of Dying and its two sequels, and the other is Tina Boyd. Dennis was an amalgamation of a few cops I knew at the time (although none of them were killers as far as I know!), and Tina was a minor character from the early books who just became more and more central to my plots. I’m not quite sure how that happened. It just did.

4. Where do you write?
Usually in a bedroom upstairs in my house facing out on the road and the trees beyond. It’s a relaxing view.

5. Which crime fiction related book, TV programme or film have had the most impact on you or your writing?
Get Carter (originally Jack’s Return Home) by Ted Lewis has always been a huge inspiration. It’s one of the best thrillers I’ve ever read. A real noir classic.
 
6. What is your favourite scene or line from any crime fiction book?
‘The right apartment was hard to find so they murdered the old lady.’ It’s the first line of ‘Don’t Say a Word’ by Andrew Klavan, a fantastic thriller that I’ve re-read twice, and that line’s been imprinted on my memory ever since I first picked up the book in a second hand bookshop in Tenerife in 1993.

7. Which non-fictional killer frightens you the most?
They all do, to a certain extent. It takes a certain darkness in the soul to be able to kill another human being.

8. What tip would you give any budding writers?
Be patient, don’t spend too much time worrying about editing until you reach the end of your story (the most important thing is always to get words down on a page), and develop a thick skin. You will face many rejections in your struggle to get published, but if you’re determined enough, and your work is good enough, you’ll get there in the end.

9. E-book or paper?
Still paper. I’m a bit of Luddite.

10. If you were a fictional character, how would you write your own death?
In a blaze of glory, gunning down the bad guys in a ferocious firefight before being caught from behind by a lucky shot!

11. …and what would your final meal be?
If I had time between all the shooting, I’d dine on a dozen oysters followed by a rib eye steak, lobster and French fries, ending with my Mum’s trifle. I think that lot would probably finish me off anyway…

Author photo © Johnny Ring

Featured books by Simon Kernick

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

A house deep in the countryside where the remains of seven unidentified women have just been discovered. A cop ready to risk everything in the hunt for their killers. A man who has seen the murders and is now on the run in fear of his life. So begins the race to track down this witness before the killers do. For Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd, the road ahead is a dangerous one, with bodies and betrayal at every turn... Find out what readers are saying: 'an enthralling, twisted and absolutely unputdownable read' - Noelle on Goodreads, 5 stars 'thrilling, gripping, shocking and a complete page turner. I literally couldn't put it down' - Claire on Goodreads, 5 stars 'I had to finish the book and did so in the early hours. Pulse-racing, heart-stopping action led to a nail-biting finish. Wow!' - Mike on Goodreads, 5 stars 'Fast paced and gripping from the start - absolutely loved it' - Nerys on Goodreads, 5 stars 'My pulse rate has finally returned to normal. What a fantastic ending to an excellent book' - Jen on Goodreads, 5 stars

eBooks of the Month
The Bone Field

The Bone Field

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2017

A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! Two faces, who were unknown to each other in previous books, join forces in this powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. Trouble starts to hunt Ray Mason down after he promises a grieving couple justice, he tells his own story over five days in a no-nonsense direct style. The two main characters are a wonderfully maverick pair, yet their moral compass, while occasionally directionally challenged, remains steadfast. Simon Kernick piles on the tension as he sets events in motion, each link tightens and burns with energy. A vivid, striking hit of complete escapism, ‘The Bone Field’ is an action-packed and mind-gripping start to a new series that promises to deliver in spades. ~ Liz Robinson January 2017 Book of the Month.

eBooks of the Month
The Witness

The Witness

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/06/2016

Simply unputdownable, this is a thrilling tale, and as you read, it just keeps getting better and better. Jane is witness to a terrible crime, and suddenly finds herself with information about a terrorist attack, maverick DI Ray Mason from the Met Counter Terrorism Command is on the case. Mason may be the figment of Simon Kernick’s imagination, but oh, how I hope there is someone just like him out there in reality! While Jane and Ray tell their tales in the first person, both flick back to moments that shaped their lives, helping you to get to know them, to understand how they tick. Kernick expertly builds layers upon layers of intrigue and tension, just as everything starts to fall into place, even more action barges in and delivers a good kicking. Perfect for anyone who likes an adrenaline rush, ‘The Witness’ is a spectacularly fast moving and  captivating read.

eBooks of the Month
The Final Minute

The Final Minute

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

An action-packed page-turner with a pace that is relentless. A recurring nightmare troubles Matt Barron once he surfaces from his three-month coma after a traumatic car accident. The other horror is memory loss. He is recuperating at his sister’s and she is helped by a male live-in nurse. A psychotherapist visits twice weekly. Matt has a vague feeling he is not the person everyone believes him to be. Then the sister and nurse are murdered and the tale really heats up. Good, strong characters and interconnecting plots with plenty of twists and turns make this first-rate stuff. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

eBooks of the Month
Stay Alive

Stay Alive

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2014

The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds, Siege and Ultimatum. One Witness - You're on a trip with your family, miles from anywhere. A shot rings out - and your whole life changes in an instant. One Secret - A woman is racing towards you, chased by three gunmen. Although you don't know it, she harbours a deadly secret. She's in terrible danger. And now you are too. No Escape - You're running, terrified, desperate to find safety. You know that the men hunting you have killed before. And if they catch you, you'll be next . Brilliant . (Sunday Mirror). Hang on tight! (Harlen Coben).

eBooks of the Month
Ultimatum

Ultimatum

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

THE THREAT 8am: an explosion blasts through a cafe in Central London. THE ULTIMATUM Minutes later, a call from an unknown terror group warns that a far greater attack will be launched in 12 hours' time. THE PRISONER William Garrett, AKA Fox, is awaiting trial for mass murder. He claims he can name the bombers. But only at a price. THE CLOCK IS TICKING It's a terrifying race against time for DI Mike Bolt and DC Tina Boyd as they chase their targets across the city in a desperate bid to stop a major atrocity - before it's too late ...

eBooks of the Month
Wrong Time Wrong Place Quick Reads 2013

Wrong Time Wrong Place Quick Reads 2013

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2013

You are hiking in the Scottish highlands with three friends when you come across a girl. She is half-naked, has been badly beaten, and she can't speak English. She is clearly running away from someone. Do you stop to help her? Even if it means putting your friends' lives - and your own - in terrible danger?

eBooks of the Month
Siege

Siege

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2012

One of Britain’s top writers has in Siege created a real edge-of-your-seat race against time thriller. A top London hotel is being held hostage along with everyone in it by gunmen who are using ever more frightening methods to terrorise those inside. Will the hostages or the gunmen survive the night or will the hotel be blown apart? It’s non-stop action set over a very short time frame.

eBooks of the Month
The Last 10 Seconds

The Last 10 Seconds

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/11/2010

Simon Kernick is fast becoming one of the top crime writers in Britain today and at Lovereading we have been fans for a long time. Here we have another gritty, fast paced, suspense-filled triumph. This one is going to have you up until the wee small hours eager to reach the dramatic climax. Highly recommended.

eBooks of the Month
Target

Target

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2009

Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010.   November 2009 Book of the Month.   One of the best London-based, gritty crime novelists around who shot to fame with Relentless which was a Richard and Judy pick.  Well, there are lots before that and lots after it, all as good as each other.  All tough, clever, fast-paced and highly recommended. Comparison: Mark Billingham, Harlan Coben, Peter James.

eBooks of the Month
Severed

Severed

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2008

A brilliant opening chapter and the pace is fast and furious throughout. Tyler wakes up in a room with a dead body and no recollection of how he got there and certainly no recollection of the events he then sees played out in the DVD left for him to watch – him killing the girl he has woken up next to. Gripping and  compelling you are completely caught up in the anxious race around the streets of London as Tyler tries to find out who has set him up and why. Kernick makes you hold your breath with anticipation of what plot twist will come next. Brilliant.

eBooks of the Month
Relentless

Relentless

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2007

Reviewed on Richard & Judy on Wednesday 11th July 2007.A great opening which hooks you from the start and keeps you tight throughout. Refreshingly, the hero, Tom, is not a cop but an ordinary man (possibly the only non-boring IT software salesman in the world!) caught up in a whirlwind of events he had no part in generating. Along the way we meet evil henchmen, bent coppers, unfaithful bi-sexual wives, paedophile rings and dodgy judges, all embroiled in a fast-moving plot leading to an unexpected and clever ending. This is a crime writer heading for the top of the pile.Similar this month: None but try Peter Temple.Comparison: Mark Billingham, Reginald Hill, Peter James.

eBooks of the Month
The Crime Trade

The Crime Trade

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2005

The dark, gritty underbelly of London is split open to let the bloody entrails of undercover policemen, informers, drugs, big money, gun battles and revenge spill forth.  This is noir urban crime, tough stuff.  It’s his second with number three coming into hardback at the same time, A Good Day, and number one, The Murder Exchange, not to be missed.Comparison: Reginald Hill, Jake Arnott, Ian Rankin.Similar this month: Peter Robinson, Susan Hill.

eBooks of the Month
Kill A Stranger what would you do to save your loved one?

Kill A Stranger what would you do to save your loved one?

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/06/2021

WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SAVE YOUR LOVED ONE? AND DO YOU KNOW WHO SHE REALLY IS? 'Great plots, great characters, great action' LEE CHILD 'Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal' HARLAN COBEN They took your fiancee. They framed you for murder. You're given one chance to save her. To clear your name. You must kill someone for them. They give you the time and place. The weapon. The target. You have less than 24 hours. You only know that no-one can be trusted...and nothing is what it seems. 'A fast, furious and unpredictable read' The Sun Book of the Week 'That thud you hear is Kernick whipping the rug from under your feet again.' The Times Best thrillers of the month 'An absolute master of the adrenaline-fuelled ride' PETER JAMES 'One of Britain's top thriller writers' The Sun

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Other books by Simon Kernick

Good Cop Bad Cop

Good Cop Bad Cop

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/11/2021

BRAVE HERO OR CRIMINAL MASTERMIND? TONIGHT WE FIND OUT. 'Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!' HARLAN COBEN 'Great plots, great characters, great action' LEE CHILD Undercover cop Chris Sketty became a hero when he almost died trying to stop the most brutal terror attack in UK history. With the suspects either dead or missing, the real motive remains a mystery. But someone is convinced Sketty is a liar. A criminal mastermind. A murderer. Blackmailed into revealing the truth, Sketty will share a twisting tale of betrayal, deception and murder...with a revelation so shocking that nothing will be the same again. 'Heaven for readers who love ruthless, full-throttle thrillers' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB 'That thud you hear is Kernick whipping the rug from under your feet again.' THE TIMES 'An absolute master of the adrenaline-fuelled ride' PETER JAMES 'One of Britain's top thriller writers' THE SUN 'Simon Kernick is one of the most reliable purveyors of the edge-of-your-seat thriller... gives a more powerful adrenaline rush than an EpiPen' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Pace, pace, pace is what Simon Kernick does best' DAILY MIRROR

Kill A Stranger

Kill A Stranger

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2020

WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SAVE YOUR LOVED ONE? AND DO YOU KNOW WHO SHE REALLY IS? 'Great plots, great characters, great action' LEE CHILD 'Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal' HARLAN COBEN They took your fiancee. They framed you for murder. You're given one chance to save her. To clear your name. You must kill someone for them. They give you the time and place. The weapon. The target. You have less than 24 hours. You only know that no-one can be trusted...and nothing is what it seems. 'A fast, furious and unpredictable read' The Sun Book of the Week 'That thud you hear is Kernick whipping the rug from under your feet again.' The Times Best thrillers of the month 'An absolute master of the adrenaline-fuelled ride' PETER JAMES 'One of Britain's top thriller writers' The Sun

Die Alone

Die Alone

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2019

________________________ Simon Kernick is an absolute master of the adrenaline-fuelled ride - PETER JAMES The new high-octane thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick ________________________ Alastair Sheridan has it all. Wealth, good looks, a beautiful wife and children and, in the chaotic world of British politics, a real chance of becoming Prime Minister. But Alastair also has a secret. He's a serial killer with a taste for young women. Only a handful of people know what kind of monster he is, and disgraced detective Ray Mason is one of them. Awaiting trial for murder, Ray is unexpectedly broken free by armed men and given an offer: assassinate Alastair Sheridan and begin a new life abroad with a new identity. The men claim to be from MI6. They say that Sheridan is a threat to national security and needs to be neutralised. Ray knows they are not who they say they are, and that their real motives are far darker. The only person Ray trusts is ex-cop and former lover Tina Boyd who's keen to settle her own scores with Sheridan. With enemies on every side, only one thing is certain. No one wants them to get out alive. ________________________ Simon Kernick is one of the most reliable purveyors of the edge-of-your-seat thriller... a more powerful adrenaline rush than an EpiPen - JAKE KERRIDGE, SUNDAY EXPRESS An emotionally punchy domestic noir blended with the pace and action of a high-octane thriller, WE CAN SEE YOU will keep you breathlessly on the edge of your seat, wondering which character you can trust, if any at all, until the final brilliant twist! A #WTFthatending indeed! - SARAH PINBOROUGH, author of BEHIND HER EYES and CROSS HER HEART A pacy thriller, with a body count that rises along with the tension levels - SUNDAY MIRROR Simon Kernick manages to ring fresh changes (and revelations) at every point... He remains one of the most consistently suspenseful and ingenious writers in the field - FINANCIAL TIMES Thriller-meister Simon Kernick's standalone books are always worth picking up - and his latest is no exception - SUNDAY SPORT

We Can See You

We Can See You

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2019

Witty, scary, fast-moving and outrageous - MARCEL BERLIN, THE TIMES Simon Kernick is one of the most reliable purveyors of the edge-of-your-seat thriller... a more powerful adrenaline rush than an EpiPen - JAKE KERRIDGE, SUNDAY EXPRESS WE HAVE YOUR DAUGHTER. WE KNOW YOUR SECRETS. WE CAN SEE YOU. The new high-octane thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick ________________________ You have it all. Success, a beautiful home, a happy family. Until, in a heartbeat, it's gone. We've kidnapped your daughter, and we know everything about you. Including the dark secrets from your past you thought were forgotten. We tell you not to contact the police - and that we'll know if you do. Because we can see you. And now you know this is no ordinary abduction. It's worse. Within hours you're on the run, with only one thought in your head: That you will stop at nothing to get your daughter back. Even murder... ________________________ Simon Kernick is an absolute master of the adrenaline-fuelled ride - PETER JAMES An emotionally punchy domestic noir blended with the pace and action of a high-octane thriller, WE CAN SEE YOU will keep you breathlessly on the edge of your seat, wondering which character you can trust, if any at all, until the final brilliant twist! A #WTFthatending indeed! - SARAH PINBOROUGH, author of BEHIND HER EYES and CROSS HER HEART A pacy thriller, with a body count that rises along with the tension levels - SUNDAY MIRROR Simon Kernick manages to ring fresh changes (and revelations) at every point... He remains one of the most consistently suspenseful and ingenious writers in the field - CRIME TIME Thriller-meister Simon Kernick's standalone books are always worth picking up - and his latest is no exception - SUNDAY SPORT

Dead Man's Gift and Other Stories

Dead Man's Gift and Other Stories

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Ebook Release Date: 26/07/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Dead Man's Gift and Other Stories by Simon Kernick, read by Paul Thornley and Bea Holland.DEAD MAN'S GIFTMP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven year old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton's nanny. The gang's demands are simple: Tim must sacrifice his own life in order to save his son's.It's the ultimate dead man's gift ...ONE BY ONESix former school-friends have been brought together on a remote island.They haven't all been in contact since a fateful night twenty-one years ago, when their friend Rachel was found dead. The man arrested for her murder has now been acquitted, and the seven friends fear for their own lives.But are they hiding from the right person? Or have they fallen into a deadly trap?Plus three more thrillers guaranteed to keep you gripped

Hanged Man

Hanged Man

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Ebook Release Date: 16/11/2017

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Hanged Man by Simon Kernick, read by Paul Thornley.From the Sunday Times bestselling author, Simon Kernick, comes the thrilling second instalment in The Bone Field series. Featuring DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd.A house deep in the countryside where the remains of seven unidentified women have just been discovered.A cop ready to risk everything in the hunt for their killers.A man who has seen the murders and is now on the run in fear of his life.So begins the race to track down this witness before the killers do.For Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd, the road ahead is a dangerous one, with bodies and betrayal at every turn...

Bone Field

Bone Field

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Ebook Release Date: 12/01/2017

'Hang on tight!' - Harlan CobenA NEW TWIST TO A DECADES OLD MYSTERY1990A young woman goes missing while backpacking in Thailand.She is never seen again.2016Her bones are discovered 6000 miles away in an English field and, within hours, the boyfriend who reported her disappearance all those years ago is dead.So begins a hunt to solve her murder that will take DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd into a dark and terrifying world of corruption and deadly secrets, where murder is commonplace, and nothing and nobody is safe...Praise for The Bone Field'Hang on tight!' Harlan Coben'breathless' - Sunday Times'An addictive thriller full of gritty details and fast frenetic action.' - Sunday Mirror 'High Energy, action packed reading that'll keep your heart rate high and your attention glued to the pages ... To be able to maintain such a high level of action and suspense is a real skill and Simon Kernick is a master of the thriller.' - Damp Pebbles'A series? By Simon Kernick? Yes please! [A] powerful, fast moving and intoxicating tale. - Love Reading'The Bone Field is one of those intriguing novels that surreptitiously gets under your skin.' - Jaffa Reads Too'An adrenaline rush of a read' - My Chestnut Reading Tree[A] heart pounding, blood pressure raising thriller ... Gird your loins for a fast paced read, full of thrills, spills and unrelenting action - Raven Crime Reads9/10. When it comes to a white knuckle action ride nobody does it better - Peterborough TelegraphJudging by the pace, the twists and the turns that energise The Bone Field, it could be a series well worth following - Shots eZineThe only thing that bothers me about that is the long wait until the next book in The Bone Field - Off-The-Shelf Books

Flytrap

Flytrap

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/12/2016

THE EXCLUSIVE NEW SHORT STORY YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO STOP READINGAlso includes a sneak preview of Simon Kernick's blistering new thriller, The Bone Field.HimHe has an addiction that he cannot quench. His solitary life sailing the Caribbean is the only way he can survive. That is, until, he meets HerA widow with nothing left to lose, she finds herself on his sleek forty-foot yacht. He s handsome and charming; exactly what she s been looking for.But the night doesn t go exactly as they had planned, and only one of them will get out alive.

The Witness

The Witness

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds and The Final Minute. 'I had a simple choice. Stay here, and almost certainly be discovered. Or get up and run.' THE WITNESS When Jane Kinnear sees her lover being murdered, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Taken to an anonymous police safe-house, it soon becomes clear that her lover was an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack. THE DETECTIVE DI Ray Mason of Counter Terrorism Command is a man with a controversial past, but his effectiveness at getting results means that he's now been given the task of preventing the attack from taking place. But can he be trusted, and does he know more about the attack than he's letting on? THE KILLER In the safe-house, Jane is trying to piece together a description of her lover's killer. But what she doesn't know is that the killer has already found out who she is, and where she is hiding. And now he's coming for her ...

One By One: After

One By One: After

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/05/2015

One week, three digital shorts.The final part in a direct to digital short-story in a murder mystery three-part thriller from the bestselling author of Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute.Six people met together on a remote island and with a killer on the loose, only four remain.Three have been brutally murdered in front of their eyes as a punishment for their actions on a night over twenty years ago.But as the old school-friends start to turn on each other, will any of them leave the island alive?

One By One: During

One By One: During

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/04/2015

One week, three digital shorts.The second part in a direct to digital short-story in a murder mystery three-part thriller from the bestselling author of Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute.Six ex school-friends met together on a remote island being stalked by an unseen killer, and unable to contact help.But who is after them and why? As the body count mounts, it becomes clear that at least one member of the group can t be trusted.And the surviving members need to figure out who it is before it s too late.

One By One: Before

One By One: Before

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Ebook Release Date: 27/04/2015

One week, three digital shorts.The first part in a direct to digital short-story in a murder mystery three-part thriller from the bestselling author of Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute.Six ex school-friends have been brought together on a remote island.They haven t all been in contact since a fateful night twenty-one years ago, when their friend Rachel Skinner was found dead. The man arrested for her murder has now been acquitted, and the seven friends are fearing for their lives.But are they hiding from the right person? Or have they fallen into a deadly trap?

Dead Man s Gift: Today (Part 3)

Dead Man s Gift: Today (Part 3)

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Ebook Release Date: 05/06/2014

A THRILLER IN THREE PARTS The FINAL installment in this direct to digital short-story. A race-against-time three-part adventure from the bestselling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick.Ex-soldier Scope has less than 12 hours to find his kidnapped nephew and he's only got one lead to go on. The clock's ticking and, as Scope gets to work, he soon discovers he's up against a vicious and dangerous criminal network, and he's going to need all his determination and ingenuity just to stay alive 'Simon Kernick writes great plots, great characters, great action.' Lee Child 'Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!' Harlen Coben

Dead Man's Gift

Dead Man's Gift

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Ebook Release Date: 05/06/2014

A race-against-time short story from the bestselling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick. MP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven year old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton's nanny. The gang's demands are simple: Tim must sacrifice his own life in order to save his son's. It's the ultimate dead man's gift ...

Dead Man s Gift: Last Night (Part 2)

Dead Man s Gift: Last Night (Part 2)

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/05/2014

A THRILLER IN THREE PARTS The SECOND direct to digital short-story in a race-against-time three-part adventure from the bestselling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick.MP Tim Horton is waiting to hear from his son s kidnappers. Knowing he s being watched, and too scared to go to the police, he contacts the only man who may be able to help him, his brother-in-law: an ex-soldier called Scope who has a reputation for sorting things out and getting things done 'Simon Kernick writes great plots, great characters, great action.' Lee Child 'Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!' Harlen Coben

Dead Man's Gift: Yesterday (Part 1)

Dead Man's Gift: Yesterday (Part 1)

Author: Simon Kernick Format: Ebook Release Date: 22/05/2014

A THRILLER IN THREE PARTS The FIRST direct to digital short-story in a race-against-time three-part adventure from the bestselling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick.MP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven year old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton s nanny. The gang s demands are simple: Tim must sacrifice his own life in order to save his son s.It s the ultimate dead man s gift 'Simon Kernick writes great plots, great characters, great action.' Lee Child 'Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!' Harlen Coben