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Dead Man’s Gift: Today (Part 3)

Simon Kernick (Author)

A THRILLER IN THREE PARTS

The FINAL installment in this direct to digital short-story. A race-against-time three-part adventure from the bestselling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick.

Ex-soldier Scope has less than 12 hours to find his kidnapped nephew and he's only got one lead to go on.

The clock's ticking and, as Scope gets to work, he soon discovers he's up against a vicious and dangerous criminal network, and he's going to need all his determination and ingenuity just to stay alive …


'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

Dead Man’s Gift: Last Night (Part 2)

Simon Kernick (Author)

A THRILLER IN THREE PARTS

The SECOND direct to digital short-story in a race-against-time three-part adventure from the bestselling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick.

MP Tim Horton is waiting to hear from his son’s kidnappers. Knowing he’s being watched, and too scared to go to the police, he contacts the only man who may be able to help him, his brother-in-law: an ex-soldier called Scope who has a reputation for sorting things out and getting things done …


'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

Dead Man's Gift: Yesterday (Part 1)

Simon Kernick (Author)

A THRILLER IN THREE PARTS

The FIRST direct to digital short-story in a race-against-time three-part adventure from the bestselling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick.

MP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven year old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton’s nanny.

The gang’s demands are simple: Tim must sacrifice his own life in order to save his son’s.

It’s the ultimate dead man’s gift …


'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

Stay Alive

Simon Kernick (Author)

The gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds, Siege and Ultimatum.


ONE WITNESS

You’re on a trip with your family, miles from anywhere. A shot rings out – and your whole life changes in an instant.

ONE SECRET

A woman is racing towards you, chased by three gunmen. Although you don’t know it, she harbours a deadly secret. She’s in terrible danger. And now you are too.


NO ESCAPE

You’re running, terrified, desperate to find safety.

You know that the men hunting you have killed before.

And if they catch you, you’ll be next …


‘Brilliant’ Sunday Mirror

‘Hang on tight!’ Harlen Coben

The Crime Trade

Simon Kernick (Author)

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.

The Business of Dying

Simon Kernick (Author)

It's a cold November night, and DS Dennis Milne is waiting to kill three unarmed men.

Cynical and jaded, Milne earns money on the side by doing what he does best: punishing the bad guys.

But he's been set up.

This time, instead of shooting drug dealers, he kills two customs officers and an accountant.

The hunter has become the hunted. With his colleagues and his enemies closing in on him, Milne must use all of his skills, just to stay alive.

Deadline

Simon Kernick (Author)

'We've got your daughter.'

It's evening, you're back late from work - and the house is in darkness.

You step inside, and the phone rings. You answer it - and your world is turned upside down.

Your fourteen-year-old daughter's been taken, and her kidnappers demand half a million pounds in cash. They give you 48 hours to raise the money. If you call the police, she will die.

As the nightmare unravels, you can be certain of only two things: that you will do anything to get your daughter back alive - and that time is running out ...

Ultimatum

Simon Kernick (Author)

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 ...

The Last 10 Seconds

Simon Kernick (Author)

36 HOURS AGO: A brutal serial killer is arrested on the streets of north London after a two-year reign of terror. Known as the Night Creeper, he's earned his reputation by torturing five young women to death.

24 HOURS AGO: Undercover cop Sean Egan has infiltrated one of the country's most notorious criminal gangs. Now he's about to risk his life in a desperate bid to bring its members to justice.

12 HOURS AGO: DI Tina Boyd has discovered that the Night Creeper's murders are part of a much larger criminal conspiracy. But her quest for the truth has brought her into contact with some very dangerous people who want to silence her - permanently.

THE LAST 10 SECONDS: A man, a woman, a sadistic killer. As they race towards a terrifying confrontation only one thing is certain: they're all going to have to fight very hard just to stay alive.

Relentless

Simon Kernick (Author)

Saturday afternoon: you're with the kids in the garden when the phone rings.

It's your best friend from school. Someone you haven't seen for a few years. It should be a friendly call catching up on old times.

But it's not.

This call is different. Your friend is panting with fear, his breaths coming in tortured, ragged gasps. Someone is inflicting terrible pain on him.

He cries out and then he utters six words that will change your life forever... the first two lines of your address.

Target

Simon Kernick (Author)

NO ONE TO TRUST
When writer Rob Fallon goes out one night and ends up with his best-friend's girlfriend, Jenny, he's feeling guilty before anything's even happened.

NOWHERE TO RUN
But guilt quickly turns to shock when two men break into Jenny's apartment, abduct her, and try to kill Rob. When Rob reports this to the police, no one believes him. And when he speaks to Jenny's father, he says she's on holiday abroad.

NO PLACE TO HIDE
Rob knows Jenny's life's in danger and starts asking questions. Soon he's the target of brutal killers who are as terrifying as they are elusive. But what do they want? And what does it have to do with an ordinary girl like Jenny?

Either Rob finds out or he's dead. It's that simple ...

The Payback

Simon Kernick (Author)

Dennis Milne is a former cop and part-time assassin. He kills the bad guys - people who, in his opinion, deserve to die. Now he's in Manila, waiting for his next target: a young woman who's made some deadly enemies.

DI Tina Boyd is in Manila hunting down the man responsible for the death of her lover. She knows he's dangerous. She knows he's ruthless. But she's determined to bring him to justice - even if it kills her.

Two cops with pasts that haunt them - and a present that could see them both dead.

They are about to meet.

And when they do, it's payback time.

A Good Day to Die

Simon Kernick (Author)

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.

One By One: After

Simon Kernick (Author)

One week, three digital shorts.

The final part in a direct to digital short-story in a murder mystery three-part thriller from the bestselling author of Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute.

Six people met together on a remote island and with a killer on the loose, only four remain.

Three have been brutally murdered in front of their eyes as a punishment for their actions on a night over twenty years ago.

But as the old school-friends start to turn on each other, will any of them leave the island alive?

One By One: During

Simon Kernick (Author)

One week, three digital shorts.

The second part in a direct to digital short-story in a murder mystery three-part thriller from the bestselling author of Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute.

Six ex school-friends met together on a remote island being stalked by an unseen killer, and unable to contact help.

But who is after them and why?

As the body count mounts, it becomes clear that at least one member of the group can’t be trusted.

And the surviving members need to figure out who it is before it’s too late.

One By One: Before

Simon Kernick (Author)

One week, three digital shorts.

The first part in a direct to digital short-story in a murder mystery three-part thriller from the bestselling author of Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute.

Six ex school-friends have been brought together on a remote island.

They haven’t all been in contact since a fateful night twenty-one years ago, when their friend Rachel Skinner was found dead. The man arrested for her murder has now been acquitted, and the seven friends are fearing for their lives.

But are they hiding from the right person? Or have they fallen into a deadly trap?

Siege

Simon Kernick (Author) , Daniel Weyman (Read by)

London is under attack.

People are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the historic Stanhope Hotel on Park Lane.

The gunmen have given the government just five hours to meet their demands before they blow up the building.

Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved ones. Still more try to escape. All are united by one thing: fear for their lives. All - except one man who has information so dangerous that it must be kept safe - at any price.

Darkness falls. The gunmen become increasingly violent. One question is in everybody's minds.

Will they survive the night?

Siege

Simon Kernick (Author)

Who will survive? The new bestseller from the master of the race-against-time thriller.


LONDON. THE STANHOPE HOTEL, PARK LANE. 16.00 A normal afternoon.

THE MANAGER
Newly engaged Elena Serenko has just made the life-changing decision to quit her job and start a new life in Australia.

THE GUESTS
Upstairs, a young woman waits for her lover; a visiting family prepare for an evening out; and a sick man contemplates his own mortality.

THE ASSASSIN
High up amongst the penthouse suites, a skilled and dangerous killer is hunting a quarry who’s eluded him for far too long.

THE SIEGE
What none of them know is that a group of ruthless gunmen are about to burst into the Stanhope, shooting indiscriminately, and seizing hostages.

As darkness falls and the gunmen become increasingly violent, only one thing matters. Who will survive?

We Can See You

Simon Kernick (Author)

An isolated cottage. Three dead bodies. And a kidnapped girl who isn't there.

The only survivor is celebrity life coach, Brook Connor. Caught redhanded by two detectives with a bloodstained knife in her hand, she denies she killed anyone. And she has a terrifying story to tell, because 72 hours ago, her previously perfect world was torn apart.

But is she as innocent as she says she is?

And do the two detectives know more than they're letting on?

Because as Brook recounts the events that led her to the cottage in the hunt for her missing daughter, it becomes clear that no one can be trusted.


Dead Man's Gift and Other Stories

Simon Kernick (Author)

DEAD MAN'S GIFT

MP Tim Horton arrives home to find his seven year old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang of kidnappers. All they have left behind is the brutally murdered body of the Horton’s nanny.

The gang’s demands are simple: Tim must sacrifice his own life in order to save his son’s.

It’s the ultimate dead man’s gift …


ONE BY ONE

Six former school-friends have been brought together on a remote island.

They haven’t all been in contact since a fateful night twenty-one years ago, when their friend Rachel was found dead. The man arrested for her murder has now been acquitted, and the seven friends fear for their own lives.

But are they hiding from the right person? Or have they fallen into a deadly trap?

Plus three more thrillers guaranteed to keep you gripped to the page

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