The Murder Exchange
When ex-mercenary Max Iversson agreed to provide security for nightclub owner Roy Fowler, he never expected a bloodbath. Three men have been shot, the briefcase Iversson was guarding is empty…and now he wants to know why. So begins a dangerous hunt for answers that will take him into direct conflict with Detective Sergeant John Gallan, who is investigating the mysterious death of one of Fowler’s doormen, and toward a confrontation that neither is likely to escape unscathed.
The Business of Dying
Cynical and jaded, Detective Sergeant Dennis Milne earns money on the side by doing what he does best: punishing the bad guys. But this time he’s been duped and instead of blowing away drug dealers, he kills three innocent men, setting off a war of morality that could leave him broken, or worse…dead.
“I love this book...it blasts through the London underworld like a cigarette boat on the Thames.”---Lee Child, bestselling author of Persuader
“Murderous thugs, heartless babes, bent cops, sex, sadism...compulsively readable.”---Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Manages to adhere to the best fair-play traditions of classic murder mysteries while spinning a highly untraditional tale.” ---Publishers Weekly
“Taut, gripping, disturbing---a most assured and original debut.” ---Reginald Hill, author of Dialogues of the Dead
“Impressive…Nicely plotted and briskly paced, with a voice not unlike James M. Cain’s in Double Indemnity.” ---Kirkus Reviews
“British author Kernick shows every sign of being a major talent.... Powerful prose, tight plotting, and a clever fair-play puzzle add up to a remarkable first effort.” ---Publishers Weekly