A Good Day To Die: (Dennis Milne 2) Paperback – 12 May 2011
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"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)
"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)
"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-bolied London thrillers, with ... a sympathetic character in Milne" (Sunday Telegraph)
"Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!" (Harlan Coben)
You can run... But you can't hide. A race-against-time thriller from the UK Harlan Coben.See all Product Description
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However,the narrative drive is good,the moral ambiguities of policing a relatively free society receive some attention as are the dangers and benefits of society wide surveillance. The characters are mostly well-drawn and convincing, especially the morally dubious investigators.
All in all, I'm enjoying Kernick's with thei exploration of crime and punishment in a world of moral relativism and intense me-me-me behaviours.
Dennis Milne returns, and this time its personal.
His old mate from his days as an "honest" copper has been gunned-down in London under mysterious circumstances. Milne leaves his new life in the Far East behind him and returns to London. After some very fine scene-setting in the Philippines, the action switches to London.
Milne meets up with a fit young female journalist, and they begin to make some progress. What follows is an action-packed thriller, full of twists and turns, that will keep you guessing, and more importantly, turning pages, until the gripping conclusion. Kernicks humour again shines through.
Milne is great anti-hero. Despite what he does, and the no-holds-barred manner in which he does it, its hard not to like the guy. It would be good to know someone like like him you could call !
Given the rubbish we are subjected to on-screen nowadays, large and small, I am surprised that none of Kernick's work has been adapted yet. I live in hope.
In London Milne sets about his mission and suffers his fair share of complications along the way, the trouble for me though was that this was a slightly formulaic tale in comparison to TBOD which was refreshingly different at the time of its release. On the other hand, I found it much easier to accept Milne this time round as a freelance killer as opposed to the Detective Sergeant he had been in the first book. I may be wrong, but I think the Milne "series" ends with this second book, and new characters take centre stage in The Murder Exchange and The Crime Trade, if this is the case then I think Simon Kernick has done the right thing. His narrative style of story-telling is easy to read and I recommend his work to anyone looking for a new identity in crime fiction.
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Another really good read. Love the character of Sennis Milne. About to start Payback!Published 6 months ago by Zoe Millward