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Siege by Simon Kernick Relentless by Simon Kernick The Last 10 Seconds by .. The same applies to 'Siege', every time I put it down I couldn't wait to pick it up . Siege by Simon Kernick - From the #1 internationally bestselling author of Relentless, Stay Alive, and Ultimatum, a heart-pounding, race-against-time thriller. Read "The Hanged Man" by Simon Kernick available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get Kobo BooksKobo eBooksFREE - In Google Play. VIEW . So begins the race to track down this witness before the killers do. For Ray . Siege - A Thriller ebook by Simon Kernick. Siege. Simon Kernick. $ · The Murder.
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All the parts of the story were so well planned and tied neatly in the end. After reading your revelation of the inspiration behind this, I thank Simon Kernick for going through a lot of troubles to make this book. You made all the characters come to life. I loved Scope, I'm glad you based this series on him in the end. And I think I would've really liked Ray Mason too ;. Feb 16, Dave rated it it was amazing.
This was a fast moving, intense thrill ride. This was my first book from this author but I will definitely be reading more of his books. Doch nicht so hier! Anspannung und Angst sind zum Greifen nah. View all 5 comments. Jul 13, David Dalton rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was very impressed by Simon Kernick's Siege.
This was my first Kernick book and it certainly will not be my last. I picked Siege to read first because I am a total "Die Hard" junkie. I love all the "Die-Hard" movies, except for the last one. That said, to relate Siege to "Die Hard" is not really fair.
Siege can stand on it's own in terms of action, excitement, and suspense. I thought Siege was different enough from "Die Hard" in many different ways. For I was very impressed by Simon Kernick's Siege. For one thing, no single central character. I kept grinning thorough the book as the author kept introducing new plot twists. Just when you think he will follow a formula, the story veers off.
Bad-guys as bad guys, bad-guys as good guys or a killer with a conscience , some folks caught in the wrong place wrong time, and a couple of gritty female characters one is a disgraced cop who gets things done and the other is the Deputy Assistant Commissioner DAC , in charge at the site who is also deeply involved in other plot threads. On and on it goes. I loved the action and the way Simon brought a new approach to the "Die Hard" type storyline.
I plan to pick up his next book coming out on Jul 29th, "Stay Alive: A Thriller". And then have plans to pick up another new title in September, "Ultimatum: I found two more Kendrick older books available at my digital library that I will add to my "Wish List". I also plan to order at least two more Kernick books from Amazon: A Thriller" and "The Last 10 Seconds: A Novel Dennis Milne Series ".
Sigh, I probably will because I can tell I will want to read all of his books. Just picked up "The Debt" today, a free page digital book. I think I skimmed over his titles in the past, but this time I slowed down enough to give Siege a serious look.
Been awhile since I got this excited about an author, kind of like reading your first Matt Reilly action thriller "Ice Station Shane Schofield Book 1 " for me. Some have hit the spot more than others and it sounds a bit of a clique but this one is a real page turner. The newly engaged hotel manager about to hand in her notice and emigrate, the man dying of a terminal illness, these are just two of the characters who find themselves caught up in the siege.
I was pleased to see the return of Tina Boyd, albeit in a more minor role. The various sub-plots all eventually come together to reach an exciting climax.
The chapters are short, each told with alternating viewpoints — from the hostages, terrorists and the police. Feb 11, Jacki Julia Flyte rated it really liked it. This is the story of a terrorist attack on an upmarket London hotel. The action takes place over the course of one day, kicking off with a violent attack on a family one morning. This seems unconnected to the following action but does eventually tie in. We are then introduced to various disparate characters, working at, staying in or visiting the hotel, who are about to get involved in the attack.
The book starts off a little slowly, but the pace builds continuously until it becomes one of those This is the story of a terrorist attack on an upmarket London hotel. The book starts off a little slowly, but the pace builds continuously until it becomes one of those books that you simply can't put down.
Whilst it bears many of the hallmarks of Simon Kernick's other books - the relentless pace, the flawed hero with a violent past, lots of twists, policemen dealing with threats to their loved ones - it also marks a change from the usual cast of characters.
Only one familiar face turns up halfway through and we are left hanging as to exactly what becomes of them.
Having read most of Kernick's books, I know that he has no compunction about killing off his major characters, which added to the tension throughout. All in all, an exhilarating and thoroughly enjoyable read.
Not perfect - I would have like to see a couple of loose ends tied up and the ending felt a little rushed. But for sheer entertainment value this delivers in spades.
If you like thrillers, this is for you It's the best book I've read for months.
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A lot of strangers stuck in a hotel taken hostage by a bunch of terrorists. What are they all doing there and who will get out alive. Jan 15, Martin Sharp rated it it was amazing. Yet another brilliant book from Simon Kernick. So gripping I didn't want to put it down Dec 11, Bev rated it really liked it. Really enjoyed this.
Fast paced and characters the reader cared about. A situation one could see happening in reality. A brilliant thriller with a relentless pace.
A real page turner. I loved it! Oct 05, Sue Brantigan rated it it was amazing. Started off with action and continued with action all the way through, couldn't put it down! Jun 06, Steph rated it it was amazing. Reading a Simon Kernick makes me remember that he is one of my favourite thriller writers. I always want to read more books by him after I finish one. This book was no exception I loved it from the first page to the last.
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It was fast paced,always something happening whether in the hotel with the hostages and terrorists or outside with the police and SAS. I flew through the book so quickly,I just wanted to keep reading. There were a lot of characters from the hotel and the siege, I liked that we Reading a Simon Kernick makes me remember that he is one of my favourite thriller writers.
There were a lot of characters from the hotel and the siege, I liked that we got to know them all a little bit before it all kicked off. I liked them all a bit but especially Elena and Martin who became a much larger part of it than even he thought possible. I enjoyed the part of Scope who found himself in the middle of a hostage situation whilst doing something underhand himself and then becoming a bit of a vigilante for the other side.
Naturally I didn't like any of the terrorists, they all seemed rather evil and lacking in any human traits,Bear was perhaps the most decent of the lot and even then he'd give Ted Bundy a run for his money! I kinda liked her but didn't at the same time,nothing that I could put my finger on other than there were a lot more interesting characters than her around. I liked the way it played out,with no idea who would make it out alive. Otherwise a brilliant engaging read that I'd highly recommend.
Mar 30, James Casey rated it it was amazing. There is no question that Simon Kernick is one of my favourite authors, his books are always gripping and fast paced making you want to read on and on. Terrorists storm into a hotel killing indiscriminately and hold residents and staff hostage with the intent of humiliating the British government because of atrocities which had been committed against their own people. They plant bombs and threaten to kill h There is no question that Simon Kernick is one of my favourite authors, his books are always gripping and fast paced making you want to read on and on.
They plant bombs and threaten to kill hostages and actually do if their demands are not met. You would think that the theme of a siege could possibly be a boring plot in all, but the inclusion of more than one subplot, and an unlikely hero keeps the story and excitement flowing and in the end it seems that our unlikely hero is destined to be the subject in future novels. Aug 23, Silvia Molinari rated it really liked it Shelves: Fin dalle prime pagine, Kernick riesce a coinvolgere il lettore nel susseguirsi incalzante di eventi, introducendo nuovi personaggi, nuove situazioni e trame parallele che finiscono inevitabilmente per intrecciarsi, regalando alla storia un climax sempre rinvigorito.
L'autore riesce a non essere mai scontato anche se, a dirla tutta, il desiderio di coinvolgere e meravigliare il lettore a volte lo spinge a "calcare la mano" con sequenze incessanti di colpi di scena che, a volte, risultano quantomeno poco realistici.
I was however pleasantly surprised. The plot fair zipped along and things kept changing at a pretty brisk pace. Oct 14, Barbara Cannon rated it it was amazing. A fast moving story about the guests and staff of a hotel being held hostage for ransom by a terrorist group. The author engaged me by skillfully developing the characters of the gunman, hotel staff and hostages. I found reading this book addictive as is travels at pace and continues to develop story lines and the end isn't a disappointment either.
Dec 16, Raymond rated it really liked it. Slow and a bit frustrating in the beginning as there are many characters to keep straight as the short chapters keep switching through them. Then it gets going and I was ready to give it five stars until the end completely ignores what happens to Tina Boyd as a result of her actions.
May 23, Mark Allen rated it liked it.
Really fast paced and full of action. Not usually type of fiction I go for but I really enjoyed it from start to finish. My first novel by Simon Kernwick but it definitely wont be my last. May 02, Martin rated it really liked it. Fast paced story which kept my interest throughout the entire book and was keen to get to the end to see how it all unfolded. Apr 11, Lester Quizon rated it it was amazing. At first confusing but the plot was made so well.
Looking forward to read another book from Simon Kernick. Sep 29, K. Kernick is king! Fantastic story. Love the characters and, as a writer, loved the end words from the author explaining his process. Awesome stuff. Feb 16, Audrey rated it liked it. Plenty drama and relatable characters! Jul 18, Steve rated it liked it.
Not his best but still good. Standard gripping page-turner thriller. Enjoyable as an escapism read. Readers Also Enjoyed. About Simon Kernick. Simon Kernick. Whilst he was a student his jobs included fruitpicker and Christmas-tree uprooter. He graduated from Brighton Polytechnic in with a degree in humanities.
Kernick had a passion for crime fiction writing from a young age and produced many short stories during his time at polytechnic. Kernick was a key member of the sales team and was very highly regarded.
However, he left the company after 4 years in the hope of trying to secure a publishing deal. Despite interest from a number of publishers Kernick was unable to secure a deal, so he joined the sales force of the specialist IT and Business Consultancy Metaskil plc in Aldermaston, Berkshire in where he remained until he secured his first book deal The Business of Dying in September Fox admired his guts.
It took something to pull a face at a man who was pointing a gun at you, especially when you were only fifteen.
India was a different story. She remained glued to her seat, and Bull had to lift her to her feet and shove her bodily against the wall. Then he told them to turn around and took another one. Well, too late for that, boy, thought Fox. You had your chance. He got them to turn around again so they were facing away from him, and handed the gun to Bull.
The street was fairly quiet. He saw an overweight man in a suit get into his car, a new-looking Lexus, thirty yards up the street. He looked tired and stressed. A sheep, thought Fox contemptuously. Not living, just existing. Unaware of everything outside his own little suburban world. Well, today would be different.
Today, this man, like millions of others, would take notice of the world outside his door because today the world was coming to them all with a vengeance. Fox backed the van through the gates and up the gravel driveway, stopping just outside the front door. He went down with an almighty crash, and the kids both jumped. One of the keys to successful hostage-taking is never allowing your hostage to get used to the situation, and the best way to achieve this is by delivering constant shocks.
Which Fox then did for a second time by stepping forward and punching Oliver on the side of the head. He stumbled and almost fell, but Fox grabbed him by the collar of his school blazer and dragged him out into the hallway as he fought to keep his balance in the ankle restraints. Her head was slumped to one side and her mouth was slightly open, her bottom lip and tongue jutting out, as if she was pulling a face.
Her eyes were closed, and her blond hair looked like it had been dipped in blood. Bull forced India down next to Magda on the other side, pushing the end of the suppressor into her forehead to help things along. The message was obvious. When that was done, Fox put hoods on the kids, securing them in place with duct tape, and led them out one by one to the van.
Like every criminal worth his salt, Fox knew how easy it was to trace mobiles, and it was essential that the journey this one made should never be known to the security services. Finally he turned to Bull.
The father was still lying on the floor, the shock from the Taser having made a serious if temporary mess of his nervous system, but he was a big guy and he was already beginning to recover. Fox gave an affirmative nod, and Bull pulled the trigger. It had never been the plan to take the father along with them. There was just too much risk of him trying to be a hero, and, anyway, the kids were far more useful to them than he was. Bull smiled. He looked pleased.
Fox took the gun from him, slipping it into the back of his trousers, and checked his watch as they went back through the house. So far the whole thing, from the first knock at the door, had lasted six minutes. Bang on schedule. But as they walked back to the front of the van, Fox ran into the first complication of the day.
An old lady with a mad head of white hair like the silent one in the Marx brothers was walking a couple of rat-like dogs past the open gates. She was going to have to die too. Relying on the fact that he was a fairly ordinary-looking white man in his mid-thirties and therefore not all that threatening to an old suburban lady, Fox smiled broadly. Pull her inside the gate, break her neck with one quick yank, and hide the body in the bushes.
Then throttle the yappy little hounds. The old lady stopped, but she was looking past Fox, who was still grinning from ear to ear, and toward the van and Bull. That was the flaw in the plan. He was sure the big oaf was trying not to look suspicious and coming across guilty as sin. Or worse still, giving the old bitch one of his dead-eyed glares. Fox, though, was closing in on her. He kept talking, trying to allay her suspicions.
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But the old lady suddenly looked scared. Fox cursed and walked quickly back to the van. Bull shook his head, his expression defensive.
Fox sighed, knowing there was no point pursuing the matter, and he started the engine and pulled out of the drive. The old lady was twenty yards away now with her back to them, her head cocked slightly as if she was listening for signs of pursuit. It started to rain, that cold November drizzle that goes right through to the bones, and as Fox looked up at the leaden gray sky he thought that it really was an awful day.
And for many people, not least the ones in the back of the van, it was soon going to get a whole lot worse. About The Author. Photograph by Johnny Ring. Simon Kernick. Product Details. Atria Books June Length: Raves and Reviews. Great characters. Great action. Hang on tight! Resources and Downloads.
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