Tina Boyd

by 6 books in this series
Race against time thrillers featuring maverick detective Tina Boyd.
#1 - The Crime Trade
#1 - The Crime Trade
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.
#2 - Relentless
#2 - Relentless
The tense, twisting thriller you will not want to put down at night. 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 might just be the best of Britain's new-wave crime writers.' - LEE CHILD

'Kernick is no longer a writer to watch; he's an author to be reckoned with.' -



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.

#3 - Deadline
#3 - Deadline
A captivating and taut thriller that will leave you holding your breath, from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick, the UK's answer to Harlan Coben.

'The next time I see Simon Kernick's name on a book, I will pick it up. Brilliant!' - RICHARD MADELEY

'This thriller is so authentic that it completely takes your breath away, and then some.' - THE MIRROR

'Kernick is the master of the literary rabbit punch, thumping his readers when they least expect it, and from a different direction...Cracking stuff.' - THE TIMES

'If it's heart-thudding tension you want, Simon Kernick is your man.' - DAILY MAIL

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



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...

#4 - Target
#4 - Target
Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick, the UK's answer to Harlan Coben, brings us this spine-tingling, compelling and captivating thriller that you won't be able to put down. Real edge-of-your-seat stuff!

'The pace is breakneck, the plot twists like a hooked eel...The sort of book that forces you to read so fast you stumble over the words' - Evening Standard

"Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!" - Harlan Coben
"Simon Kernick writes great plots, great characters, great action" - Lee Child
'Totally submerged myself in this from beginning to end.' -- ***** Reader review
'Yet another excellent page turner from the master of suspense'-- ***** Reader review
'If you like your thrillers non-stop, this is one to savour.' -- ***** Reader review
When writer Rob Fallon goes out one night and ends up with his best friend's girlfriend, Jenny, he feels guilty before anything has even happened.

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.

Rob knows Jenny's life is 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 ...
#5 - The Last 10 Seconds
#5 - The Last 10 Seconds
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.
#6 - Ultimatum
#6 - Ultimatum
Fans of David Baldacci, Stuart MacBride and Peter James will love this high-octane and utterly compelling thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick, the UK's answer to Harlan Coben.

'As ever, Kernick's research is impeccable. The plotting is brilliant and makes for a tense, action-packed read' -- Sunday Mirror
'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 has to be, in my mind, the best crime writer ever' -- ***** Reader review
'Excellent read. Action from the start right to the finish' -- ***** Reader review
'Takes you on a thriller of a ride from beginning to end' -- ***** Reader review
'I couldn't put it down!' -- ***** Reader review



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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