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Dead Man's Gift

Simon Kernick (Author) , Paul Thornley (Read by)

A race-against-time short story 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 …

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?

The Murder Exchange

Simon Kernick (Author)

Five grand for a couple of hours work?

It seems easy money, but the deal ex-mercenary Max Iversson is chasing has gone disastrously wrong. Two of his friends are dead. And now he wants to find out who's behind their killings.

Detective Sergeant John Gallan is also looking for answers. He's investigating the fatal poisoning of a nightclub doorman. But leads are scarce and, when they do appear, so do bodies.

What neither man knows is that they are heading towards a devastating confrontation that will see one of them staring down the wrong end of a gun.

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.

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.

Severed

Simon Kernick (Author)

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...

Wrong Time, Wrong Place

Simon Kernick (Author)

A gripping Quick Read from the master of the race against time thriller.


Have you ever been in the wrong place at the wrong time?

You are hiking in the Scottish highlands with three friends when you come across a girl.

She is half-naked, has been badly beaten, and she can’t speak English.

She is clearly running away from someone.

Do you stop to help her? Even if it means putting your friends’ lives – and your own - in terrible danger?

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 Witness

Simon Kernick (Author)

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

‘I had a simple choice. Stay here, and almost certainly be discovered.

Or get up and run.’


THE WITNESS
When Jane Kinnear sees her lover being murdered, she suddenly finds herself in danger. Taken to an anonymous police safe-house, it soon becomes clear that her lover was an MI5 informant with important information about an imminent terrorist attack.

THE DETECTIVE
DI Ray Mason of Counter Terrorism Command is a man with a controversial past, but his effectiveness at getting results means that he’s now been given the task of preventing the attack from taking place. But can he be trusted, and does he know more about the attack than he’s letting on?

THE KILLER
In the safe-house, Jane is trying to piece together a description of her lover’s killer. But what she doesn’t know is that the killer has already found out who she is, and where she is hiding.

And now he’s coming for her …

Flytrap

Simon Kernick (Author)

THE EXCLUSIVE NEW SHORT STORY YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO STOP READING

Also includes a sneak preview of Simon Kernick's blistering new thriller, The Bone Field.

Him
He has an addiction that he cannot quench. His solitary life sailing the Caribbean is the only way he can survive. That is, until, he meets…

Her
A widow with nothing left to lose, she finds herself on his sleek forty-foot yacht. He’s handsome and charming; exactly what she’s been looking for.

But the night doesn’t go exactly as they had planned, and only one of them will get out alive.

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.

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

The Final Minute

Simon Kernick (Author)

Featuring Simon Kernick's maverick detective, TINA BOYD, this is the gripping new race-against-time thriller by the best-selling author of Relentless, The Last 10 Seconds and Stay Alive.

‘It’s night, and I’m in a strange house.

The lights are on, and and I’m standing outside a half-open door.

Feeling a terrible sense of forboding, I walk slowly inside.

And then I see her.

A woman lying sprawled across a huge double bed.

She’s dead. There’s blood everywhere.

And the most terrifying thing of all is that I think her killer might be me …’

A traumatic car-crash. A man with no memory, haunted by nightmares.

When the past comes calling in the most terrifying way imaginable, Matt Barron is forced to turn to the one person who can help.

Ex Met cop, turned private detective, Tina Boyd.

Soon they are both on the run .….

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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