Ex-cop Dennis Milne is intent on revenge.
His best friend has been brutally executed, and Milne wants to know who did it - and why.
But London is a dangerous place, especially for a man like Milne.
Because although his former colleagues don't know he's back in town, it soon becomes clear there are people who do. And that they'll stop at nothing to get him out of the way.
From the beaches of the Philippines to the mean streets of London, a hunt for justice becomes a terrifying battle for survival.
Simon Kernick may be a new kid on the block but he certainly knows how to crank up the suspense and deliver a kick in the gut when it's needed. A Good Day To Die is a terrific novel. Put this one at the top of your list; it will keep you up well into the night
A Good Day To Die is everything we have come to expect from Kernick - one of the best young crime writers to have emerged in the past five years. It's a fast-paced yet deeply moral thriller with a thoughtful protagonist who never mistakes himself for a hero
Kernick is excellent at capturing the mean streets where crack deals go down and tourists don't linger
Kernick has produced a first-rate series of contemporary hard-bolied London thrillers, with ... a sympathetic character in Milne
Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!
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