The Crime Trade

The Crime Trade

(Tina Boyd: 1): the gritty and jaw-clenching thriller from Simon Kernick, the bestselling master of the genre


The acclaimed opener to the Tina Boyd series, the unforgettable and renowned crime thrillers from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick, the UK's answer to Harlan Coben.

'Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight! - HARLAN COBEN

'Simon Kernick writes great plots, great action, great action' - LEE CHILD

'Kernick generates a potent cocktail of thrills that makes contemporary London feel like Dodge City' - GUARDIAN

'Simon Kernick uses every trick in the book to keep the action breakneck' - TIME OUT



Stegs Jenner has always lived on the edge.

No ordinary cop, he's never happier than when he's working undercover, consorting with criminals and fighting to bring them to justice. But suspicion falls on him when he strikes out on his own and the operation he's involved in goes horribly wrong.

DI John Gallan and DS Tina Boyd are called in to investigate.

What they cannot know is that their enquiries will take them both into the heart of one of London's most notorious criminal gangs - and one of them into the rifle sights of the enemy.


  • Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!
    Harlan Coben

About the author

Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick is one of Britain’s most exciting thriller writers. He arrived on the crime writing scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, the story of a corrupt cop moonlighting as a hitman. Simon's big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which was the biggest selling thriller of 2007. His most recent crime thrillers include Siege, Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute. He is also the author of the bestselling three-part serial thrillers Dead Man’s Gift and One By One.

Simon talks both on and off the record to members of the Counter Terrorism Command and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand what actually happens in the dark and murky underbelly of UK crime.
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