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A threat has been made. An ultimatum delivered. Innocent people are in mortal danger. The gripping new bestseller from the master of the race-against-time thriller.8am: an explosion blasts through a cafe in central London. Minutes later a call is made to a local radio station: ‘We’ve just detonated a bomb. Another will explode shortly. The British Government has until 8pm tonight to meet all our demands, or a far greater attack will take place somewhere in the country that will bring fire down on all your heads. You have been warned ...’DC Tina Boyd and DI Mike Bolt have just twelve hours to stop the terrorists – before it’s too late...
©2013 Simon Kernick (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"Pace, pace, pace is what Simon Kernick does best." (Daily Mirror)
"Simon Kernick writes great plots, great characters, great action." (Lee Child)
"Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!." (Harlen Coben)
"Simon Kernick uses every trick in the book to keep the action breakneck." (Time Out)
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By Kirstine on 06-27-14

Fast-moving thriller

The author specialises in books like this where the forces of law and order are faced with an imminent threat and the story follows their efforts at break-neck speed. It’s a topical scenario with a deadline given that a catastrophic terrorist attack will hit London if demands are not met by 8pm. Smaller attacks earlier in the day confirm that the perpetrators are serious. Islamic extremists are obvious suspects but the plot turns out to be more complex. Bodies pile up and characters make stupid decisions that get them into dangerous situations. It’s a very macho book: even DS Tina Boyd, the only prominent female character, is gung-ho in her approach to policing punching and shooting her way out of trouble.
This is not subtle literature but it certainly holds ones attention. Of its genre this is a good example. I’d say that the authors previous book, Siege, involving some of the same characters, is an even better book.

The narrator’s delivery-style adds to the sense of urgency and danger.

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By Paul on 11-17-13

Pacey, decent storyline

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, a decent modern story, we'll paced and easy to follow. A good page turning novel.

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