Siege

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Siege

By Simon Kernick

Atria Books, Paperback, 9781476706238, 373pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2013

Description
From the #1 internationally bestselling author of Relentless, Stay Alive, and Ultimatum, a heart-pounding, race-against-time thriller about a carefully orchestrated hostage takeover at a London hotel.
London is under attack. An unknown number of its citizens are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the luxurious Stanhope Hotel on Park Lane, demanding the government meet their requests within five hours or they will blow up the building and everyone still inside it.
Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved ones. A few try to escape. All are united by their desire to live. And at the center of it all is one man who has information so dangerous that it must be kept safe at any price. Darkness falls. The gunmen become increasingly violent. One question is on everyone's mind: Will any of them survive the night?
"Kernick generates a potent cocktail of thrills" (The Guardian) and calls to mind Robert Ludlum and Lee Child in sheer storytelling power and action. With a fast-moving plot and an arsenal of dynamic characters who are at once familiar and full of surprises, Siege will keep you on the edge of your seat from its start to its shocking finish.


About the Author
One of Britain's most exciting thriller writers, SIMON KERNICK exploded onto the scene with his acclaimed debut The Business of Dying. His big breakthrough came with Relentless""which became the bestselling thriller of 2007. Simon's research is what makes his thrillers so authentic. He talks both on and off the record to members of Special Branch, the Anti-Terrorist Branch and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, and hears first hand what actually happens in the dark and murky underbelly of UK crime.

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