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Author:
Simon Kernick
ISBN13:
978-0593060032
ISBN:
0593060032
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Publisher:
Bantam Press; First Edition edition (June 26, 2009)
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Subcategory:
Thrillers & Suspense
ePub file:
1328 kb
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1411 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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854

Most of Simon Kernick’s novels are stand alone adventures, but his beginnings in the writing world were accomplished on the back of an interesting character, who is the protagonist in three of his novels

The Business of Dying. Most of Simon Kernick’s novels are stand alone adventures, but his beginnings in the writing world were accomplished on the back of an interesting character, who is the protagonist in three of his novels. Dennis Milne is a London police officer, a sergeant in fact. Dennis has a secret that makes him a rather interesting individual, he supplements his income by working as a part time hit man. In Simon Kernick’s debut novel The Business of Dying, we are introduced to this fascinating individual.

Simon Kernick is one of Britain's most exciting new 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.

He drank like a professional, gambled like an amateur, and still managed a pack of cigarettes a day, the odd Cuban cigar and a good four thousand calories of the kind of rich, fatty food that makes dieticians tear their hair out, and everyone else salivate. But his favourite vice – the one.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In his new bestseller, superb plotting and great characters keep pace in a race-against-time thriller by Transworld’s brightest crime writing star. Did someone try to kill me or am I going mad? When writer Rob Fallon gets drunk one night and ends up joining his friend’s girlfriend.

It is only a minor exaggeration to say that Simon Kernick’s Target is to an actual thriller like McDonald’s meal is to actual food

It is only a minor exaggeration to say that Simon Kernick’s Target is to an actual thriller like McDonald’s meal is to actual food. McDonald’s fare has calories and it fills the stomach, yet the stuff is devoid of taste and has little nutritional value. Target contains just the plot; there are no additional values.

I still ached all over, and my mouth was bone dry, but I felt a vague euphoria. Against all the odds, I was alive. My hospital room was small and bright, and I was lying in bed. Outside. I could hear voices and people moving about. The clock on the wall read ten past midnight. As I lay there, I remembered with intense clarity digging my own grave in the rain, and watching Maxwell die. I'd never seen someone die before, even though I'd written about death vividly enough in Conspiracy.

Город: EnglandПодписчиков: 6 ты. себе: Bestselling thriller writer and all-roun. себе: Bestselling thriller writer and all-round nice guy, though I say so myself.

In his new bestseller, superb plotting and great characters keep pace in a race-against-time thriller by Transworld’s brightest crime writing star.Did someone try to kill me or am I going mad?When writer Rob Fallon gets drunk one night and ends up joining his friend’s girlfriend, Jenny, back at her apartment in London’s West End, he’s feeling guilty before anything’s even happened. But guilt quickly turns to shock when two men break into the apartment, abduct Jenny, and try to kill Rob. Somehow he manages to escape, but when he reports the abduction to the police no one believes him. Jenny’s father claims she’s on holiday abroad, her apartment appears untouched, and the doorman didn’t see or hear anything.But Rob knows what he saw and he can’t let things lie — not with Jenny’s life in danger. When he starts asking questions, he finds himself the target of faceless killers who’ll stop at nothing to get him out of the way. What are they so desperate to hide? And what does it have to do with an ordinary girl like Jenny? Either he finds out or he’s dead — it’s that simple. And time’s already running out.
  • I was disappointed because (spoiler alert!!!). How can you have a character in first person when that person gets killed????

  • This is my third Simon Kernick thriller. If you want non-stop adrenalin-filled action, he's your man. His books take off at 500 miles an hour and don't let up. Target is no exception.

    Rob Fallon goes home from a nightclub with a friend's ex-girlfriend (Jenny). They are interrupted by two armed men who break in and abduct Jenny. Rob manages to escape but when he goes to the police, he finds that there is no evidence that a crime was committed: her apartment appears untouched and her father claims she's away on holiday. Rob is in danger and desperate to get the police to believe him.

    The essential structure of this book is very similar to his last Deadline but it's a better book. Kernick's books usually fall away at the end, but this one stays strong throughout, incorporating a stunning twist towards the end that is most unusual for this genre.

    The book is what it is: if you want a fast-paced, undemanding escapist read, it's perfect.

    However I felt that the action was unnecessarily fast and improbable: to the point that on at least two occasions I wondered if I was reading a dream sequence. The story is also let down by silly inconsistencies and improbabilities, from the minor (Rob loses his mobile phone but the next morning receives a phone call when he's out for a walk) to the more significant: Why would the ruthless villain not have killed Rob when he got the chance, rather than threatening him and letting him go? Jenny told Rob that she had been on a work trip the week before, but later it seemed that she was unemployed. Did she lie and if so, why?

    While the book features the police officers who have made appearances in previous Kernick novels (Mike Bolt, his offsider Mo and Tina Boyd), their character development from book to book has been negligible.

    I read this book on holiday and I enjoyed it very much, but its flaws anchor it in the 3 star territory for me.

  • Simon Kernick is one of the few authors that can write in a number of different styles and still maintain a very high standard or storytelling no matter which style is being used. The novel starts off in Harlan Coben style (average everyday guy suddenly has life in danger by a sudden event, must flee and work out what is going on to survive type read) such as Kernick wrote with Relentless. In Target it's author Rob Fallon who runs into Jenny Brakspear, his former best friend's ex girlfriend in a bar, he goes back to her apartment to sleep with her but while using the toilet hears her being violently kidnapped.

    Then we've got the David Morrell type style novel coming into the story(fast paced albeit a little unrealistic action thriller involving a well trained ex army guy), in Target this character isn't actually the hero, he's one of the villains, his name is Hook, he's ex IRA army, he enjoys killing and although Fallon escaped him during the abduction of the girl who was supposed to be alone, he plans on meeting up and killing him very soon.

    Then we've got the ignore the rest of the department and stay on the case bend the rules to get the result police officer type character in Tina Boyd who thinks Fallon may well be telling the truth. Throw in from Kernick's Deadline, Mike Bolt an ex Flying Squad officer in charge of a unit of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) who Tina turns to off the record to help her find Jenny and we've got five great eyes to view the story unfolding and styles to jump back and forth and read. Throw in the fact the author is Simon Kernick, who isn't afraid to kill of main characters and we have seriously no idea what will happen next as we turn each page.

    A great thriller, Kernick hits the target again!

  • A fast paced action packed thriller as Tina Boyd and Mike Bold race to stop a terrorist! Hard to put down

  • I have read all of Kernick's books so far and they are just getting better and better