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A group of terrorists execute multiple attacks in London with the main thrust being taking over an entire hotel and holding the guests as hostage.

Good plausible plot, plenty of action, well structured chapters that keeps the drama flowing at a good pace. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Mar 13, 2017 |
best book have read for awhile
  colin10 | Oct 17, 2016 |
It was a quick listening. First I had that feeling that I won't like it because it was too violent but by the time I got to like it. There were different stories behind this story. A police officer's husband was murdered and her children were being taken hostage. An islamic terror group has taken a MP hostage and with him a lot of innocent people and a father and former soldier was looking for revenge. ( )
  Ameise1 | Dec 19, 2014 |
Sets a cracking pace, a real page-turner. Keeps up the suspence from start to finish of a well-plotted tale. ( )
  herschelian | Feb 7, 2014 |
SIEGE: Who Will Survive by Simon Kernick

Thriller is an understatement for this fast paced, action-loaded novel with appealing characters and a tight plot. You learn enough about the main characters (Arley, Elena, Abby, Scope, Martin and bad guys, Fox, Wolf, Bear and Cat) to care about who survives and who doesn’t. The story is plausible and works on the several levels and plot lines while keeping you guessing until the very end. The chapters are very short and generally end with a cliffhanger so you keep reading long after you tell yourself “just one more chapter.”
Unusually well written for the genre, SIEGE is still filled with a high body count and numerous episodes of mayhem. Set in a posh London hotel, the book involves M15, a highly trained assault force, a police commander who has been coerced into aiding the enemy, a dying man and a killer along with the many civilians who are caught in the midst of a terrorist’s plot. ( )
  beckyhaase | Aug 12, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0593062906, Hardcover)

London is under attack.
 
People are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the historic Lanchester Hotel on Park Lane. The gunmen have given the government just five hours to meet their demands before they blow up the building. Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved ones. Still more try to escape. All are united by one thing: fear for their lives. All -- except 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 in everybody's minds.
 
Will they survive the night?

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London is under attack. People are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the historic Lanchester Hotel on Park Lane. The gunmen have given the government just five hours to meet their demands before they blow up the building. Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved ones. Still more try to escape. All are united by one thing: fear for their lives. All - except 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 in everybody's minds. Will they survive the night?… (more)

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