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A Good Day to Die

A Good Day to Die

A Dennis Milne Novel

Dennis Milne Series (Volume 2)

Simon Kernick

Minotaur Books

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When Dennis Milne--now living under an assumed identity in the Philippines--hears that his old friend and colleague Malik has been gunned down in a restaurant, he decides to go back to the violent city he once called home and bring the murderer to justice. Milne arrives in a pre-Christmas London that is cold and hostile. But he is no longer a policeman; no longer charged with keeping the peace and upholding the law. Although his old friends at the King's Cross station do not know that Milne is back in town, it soon becomes clear that his arrival has been expected by men who are after his blood. Hungry for revenge and determined to uphold his own very rough brand of justice, Milne searches for the person behind his friend's demise--and leaves a trail of death and destruction more wide-reaching than even he could have expected.

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Praise for A Good Day to Die

"A tense tale ... This action-packed page-turner will earn Kernick new followers." - Publishers Weekly

"Kernick spins a nonstop mystery thriller, leavening the grimy noir with a renegade hero every bit as likable as Spenser and as tough as Hawk. A good book for a breakthrough and a sure bet for fans of gritty Brits and hard-boiled thrills." - Booklist

"A knuckle-clenching ride." - The Guardian

"A deliciously complex suspenser ... second to none." - January Magazine

"Kernick is excellent at capturing the mean streets where crack deals go down and tourists don't linger." - Daily Mail

"Kernick has produced a first-rate series of contemporary hard-boiled London thrillers, with ... a sympathetic character in Milne." - Sunday Telegraph

"Simon Kernick may be a new kid on the block but he certainly knows how to crank up the suspense and deliver a kick in the gut when it's needed. A Good Day To Die is a terrific novel. Put this one at the top of your list; it will keep you up well into the night." - Peter Robinson, author of the Inspector Banks series

"A Good Day To Die is everything we have come to expect from Kernick - one of the best young crime writers to have emerged in the past five years. It’s a fast-paced yet deeply moral thriller with a thoughtful protagonist who never mistakes himself for a hero." - Laura Lippman, author of the Tess Monaghan series

"Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!" - Harlan Coben, author of Fool Me Once

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About the author

Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick was born in 1966. He spent ten years working as a salesman in the IT industry before he began writing. His first book, The Business of Dying, has won him popular and critical acclaim. He now writes full-time and lives near London with his wife and young daughter.

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