A threat has been made. An ultimatum delivered. Innocent people are in mortal danger. It is the gripping new bestseller from the master of the race-against-time thriller.
8am: An explosion blasts through a cafe in central London. Minutes later a call is made to a local radio station: 'We've just detonated a bomb. Another will explode shortly. The British Government has until midnight tonight to meet all our demands, or a far greater attack will take place somewhere in the country that will bring fire down on all your heads. You have been warned...' DC Tina Boyd and DI Mike Bolt have just hours to stop the terrorists - before it's too late...
Pace, pace, pace is what Simon Kernick does best. Daily Mirror
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
Simon Kernick uses every trick in the book to keep the action breakneck. Time Out
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 The Last Ten Seconds, The Payback and Siege. Simon talks both on and off the record to members of the Met's Special Branch and the Anti-Terrorist Branch 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.