- Taschenbuch: 480 Seiten
- Verlag: Corgi (2. September 2008)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 9780552157384
- ISBN-13: 978-0552157384
- ASIN: 0552157384
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,8 x 3,2 x 17,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 365.201 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
A Good Day to Die (Dennis Milne, Band 2) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 2. September 2008
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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."
"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."
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A dark, gripping thiller set in London's meanest of mean streets, featuring ex-cop Dennis Milne.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Kurz: Ein ehemaliger Detective kehrt nach einer Zeit der Flucht aus England von den Philipinen zurück nach London, um die Hintergründe des Todes eines ehemaligen Kollegen aufzuklären. Dabei stösst er auf heftigen, blutigen Widerstand offensichtlich mehrere Parteien. Es entwickelt sich ein nervenaufreibender Kampf, die Wahrheit ans Licht zu bringen.
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Avoiding moral judgement,this is a very well written novel,with many twists and turns,sharply sketched characters,an original plot and tons of violence with blood flowing freely. It is happening in crime-infested London where the Police cannot stem the flood anymore,or sometimes are part of it.
The personality of the Hero is intriguing in its mixture of good and evil in his fight against a paedophile ring and to revenge the assassination of an ex colleague,the descriptions of the shadier parts of London and their inhabitants is fascinating in their vivid detail and the denouement is original and unexpected. This is not an Agatha Christie crime story. It is more as if Bram Stoker took to writing police thrillers.
This volume finds him a world away, but compelled to return to London to avenge two former close CID colleagues. The twists and turns he must take to achieve his goal, especially in a CCTV blanked London where he is a most wanted criminal indeed, make for a very satisfying read, and I doubt few readers see the end unfolding as it does.
Despite the fact that Milne has done some terrible things, he has a moral compass and he manages to find some of it in this book. Needless to say, the dialog and characters are well drawn, and the book comes to far too soon an end. However, every new book takes Kernick's characters forward (or brings them to their end) and so in some sense, the story never ends even thought the book does.
Since our last encounter with Dennis he has had plastic surgery and moved to the Philippines and is known by locals as Mick Kane. He is now earning a living in the diving-supply trade with a former informant Tomboy Drake and moonlights for extra cash by working part-time as a hit man for London criminal Les Pope, an underworld contact of Drake's.
With Dennis's need to survive he has crossed over to the other side where morality is left behind and the use and abuse of power has become his new M.O. In this story Dennis reluctantly agrees to carry out a local hit on a major criminal and, in doing so, he stumbles upon a clue that could help solve the recent murder of his old friend and colleague, Asif Malik, back in London. As a wanted man Dennis is put in a very tough predicament however he still decides to risk everything by returning home to find out who ordered Malik's death and why.
I like the way M. Kernick had developed his protagonist Dennis. All through the story I found myself sympathizing and wondering whether he is good guy at heart who has been dealt a bad hand and will his luck change. The plot is action packed, fast-paced with plenty of hair raising twists. At times the action is a little far-fetched with the characters surviving impossible situations however it spices up an immensely entertaining read.