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You wake up in a strange room on a bed covered in blood. You have no idea how you got there. Beside you is a dead girl: Your girlfriend. The phone rings, and a voice tells you to press play on the room's DVD machine. The film shows you killing your girlfriend. Then you're told to go to an address in East London where you're to deliver a briefcase and await further instructions. There's no way out. If you're to survive the next 24 hours, you must find out who killed your girlfriend, and why. Before they come for you too...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 38mm | 458.13g
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552153133
  • 9780552153133
  • 156,788

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Praise for Simon Kernick: "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"From the Hardcover edition."
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About Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick is forty, lives near London and has two young children. His previous novels, The Business of Dying, The Murder Exchange, The Crime Trade, A Good Day to Die and Relentless 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. For more information on Simon Kernick and his books, see his website at
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1,943 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 34% (652)
4 37% (728)
3 21% (417)
2 6% (108)
1 2% (38)

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Great plot as always by Kernick! great read which keeps you waiting for more!show more
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