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A threat has been made. An ultimatum delivered. Innocent people are in danger. The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless and The Last 10 Seconds

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 ...

Reviews

More gripping than Action Man's hands

Mail on Sunday

As ever, Kernick’s research is impeccable. The plotting is brilliant and makes for a tense, action-packed read

Sunday Mirror

Another Kernick cracker; he never lets you down

Sunday Sport

Kernick delivers his book like a runaway locomotive without brakes. This is another cracking read from a great author.

www.crimesquad.com

Pace, pace, pace is what Simon Kernick does best.

Daily Mirror

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

From the first line, Simon Kernick knows how to get a thriller shifting, and he doesn't let up until the very last

Daily Mirror

Simon Kernick uses every trick in the book to keep the action breakneck.

Time Out

Snappy chapters, tense scenes and no holds barred action sequences - I read this novel in a very short time and it gave me a real “wow” feeling.

The Crime Warp

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099579069

    August 1, 2013

    Arrow

    448 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781780890739

    February 15, 2013

    Century

    368 pages

    RRP $49.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781780890746

    February 1, 2013

    Century

    368 pages

    RRP $27.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
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    • Dymocks
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    • The Nile
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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781448136698

    January 31, 2013

    Cornerstone Digital

    448 pages

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Also by Simon Kernick

The Hanged Man
The Bone Field
Flytrap
The Witness
One By One: After
One By One: During
One By One: Before
The Final Minute
Dead Man’s Gift: Today (Part 3)
Dead Man’s Gift: Last Night (Part 2)
Dead Man's Gift: Yesterday (Part 1)
Stay Alive
Wrong Time, Wrong Place
Siege
The Payback
Severed
Relentless
The Crime Trade
The Murder Exchange
The Business of Dying
A Good Day to Die
Deadline
Target
The Last 10 Seconds

Recommendations

The Thirst
Make Me
The Girl on the Train
The Store
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Don't Let Go
Two Nights
The Child
A Stranger in the House
Inferno
Final Girls
After the Fire
The Girl Who Was Taken
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay
Never Never
I Am Pilgrim
The Word Is Murder
Earthly Remains
I Know a Secret
Line of Fire