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.
Who will survive? This title is the new bestseller from the master of the race-against-time thriller. London. The Stanhope Hotel, Park Lane. 16.00 A normal afternoon. The Manager - Newly engaged Elena Serenko has just made the life-changing decision to quit her job and start a new life in Australia. The Guests - Upstairs, a young woman waits for her lover; a visiting family prepare for an evening out; and a sick man contemplates his own mortality. The Assassin - High up amongst the penthouse suites, a skilled and dangerous killer is hunting a quarry who's eluded him for far too long. The Siege - What none of them know is that a group of ruthless gunmen are about to burst into the Stanhope, shooting indiscriminately, and seizing hostages. As darkness falls and the gunmen become increasingly violent, only one thing matters. Who will survive?
'From the first line, Kernick knows how to get a thriller shifting, and he doesn't let up until the very last ... he puts a London hotel under siege, to brilliantly dramatic effect.' Daily Mirror
'A murder-a-minute gallop which successfully relies on sheer pace.' Daily Telegraph
'A gripping read with a rich cast of nicely crafted characters and a clever plot - or two - that comes together in a decidedly satisfactory ending.' The Times
'Excellent at police and intelligence detail . expertly plotted . fast, furious and professional' Daily Mail
'In Siege [Kernick] has upped his game considerably ... Nail-bitingly tense, Siege is genuinely unputdownable.' Irish Independent
Publication date: 22/11/2012
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Publication date: 19/01/2012
Publisher: Bantam Press an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||22nd November 2012|
|Publisher:||Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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 ...More About Simon Kernick