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John Meron, a happily married father of two who's never been in trouble, receives a phone call that will change his life for ever: his friend Jack Calley, a high-flying City lawyer, is screaming down the phone for help. As Meron listens, Calley is murdered. His last words, spoken to his killer, are the first two lines of Meron's address. Confused and terrified, Meron scoops up his children and hurries out of the house. Just in time. Within minutes, a car pulls up outside, and three men get out. It's clear that they're coming for him. He's being hunted and has no idea why. And with his wife missing, an unidentified corpse in her office, and the police after him for murder, his life's about to get one hell of a lot worse.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 108 x 172 x 40mm | 299.37g
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552153125
  • 9780552153126
  • 87,648

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"Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!" -- Harlan Coben "Great plots, great characters, great action and some spectacular violence. Simon Kernick might just be the best of Britain's new-wave crime writers." -- Lee Child "Kernick is no longer a writer to watch; he's an author to be reckoned with." -- Mark Billingham "Simon Kernick is a rising star of British crime fiction" -- Mark Lawson On Bbc Radio 4's Front Row
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About Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick is in his thirties, and lives with his wife and two young children near London. His previous novels, The Business of Dying, The Murder Exchange, The Crime Trade and A Good Day to Die are published as Corgi paperbacks. The research for Simon Kernick's novels is what makes them so authentic. His extensive list of contacts in the police force has been built up over more than a decade. It includes long serving officers in Special Branch, the National Crime Squad (now SOCA), and the Anti-Terrorist Branch, all of whom have plenty of tales to tell.
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3,131 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 31% (981)
4 38% (1,177)
3 23% (713)
2 6% (197)
1 2% (63)

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one of the best thriller books i ever read so far! the plot is great and the imagination of the author amazed me. i will surely recommend it to anyone who loves fast paced stories that keep you reading till the end!show more
by ruth zammit
The opening chapter of the book promises so much but sadly the rest of the book does not live up to expectations. Very far fetched in places and even more
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