Simon kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal.Hang on tight..
"Pace, Pace, pace, is what kernick does best"....... A potent cocktail of thrills
The Pay Back.......
DI Tina Boyd is a woman on a mission. Tough, spiky and determined, she's looking for the man she holds responsible for the death of her lover. She knows he's ruthless. She knows he's dangerous. But he's in Manila, and she's determined to find and kill him – before he 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...
But when Rob 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.
Rob can't let things lie - not with Jenny's life in danger. But when he starts asking questions, he finds himself the target of killers . But what is it they're so desperate to hide? 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 ...
You step inside, and the phone rings. You answer it - and your world turns 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, and warn you that if you call the police, she'll die.
Trying desperately to remain calm, you realise that your husband – the man you married only two years previously – is also missing.
But he can't be involved in your daughter's abduction. Or can he?
As your nightmare begins, 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 Tide
Now he decides to go it alone.
DI John Gallan and his partner DS Tina Boyd are part of the subsequent investigation to bring Stegs to justice.
What they cannot know is that their enquiries will take both of them into the heart of one of London's most notorious criminal gangs - and one of them into the rifle sights of the enemy.
A Good Day to Die
But London is a dangerous place, especially for a man on his own.
And although his former colleagues don't know Milne'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.