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A Good Day to Die (2005)

by Simon Kernick

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A stunning read. Kept my attention right to the end. A good mix of action, detective and a little bit of social interest.
  nigelbarker | Jan 14, 2012 |
A Good Day to Die is the continuation of the story of ex-policeman Dennis Milne who in this book comes back to England from the Philippines where he escaped to at the end of The Business of Dying. Even after some plastic surgery and carrying a false passport, returning is a dangerous proposition as he is still very much a wanted man. What draws him back and makes for an exciting read is the murder of an old friend and partner who was gunned down along with an informer.

How this story weaves together it’s many pieces and slowly reveals why this shooting occurred makes for an exciting read. Simon Kernick is a master at providing his readers with a story that takes off running from the first page. British Crime is about “Hard Men” and the character of Dennis Milne is certainly all of that.

A gritty, exciting revenge thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed. ( )
1 vote DeltaQueen50 | Aug 21, 2010 |
Not as well written as the first one and more of a comedy. Not bad, though. ( )
  Ninetail | Feb 4, 2009 |
This is a prelude to Relentless, but stands alone. I actually read Relentless first which didn't really matter, but it is preferable to read this first nonetheless. Another cracking tale of professional criminals in London, but with a prelude in the Philipines. A retired cop seeks revenge for a former colleague's death and there is many a twist before the conclusion. Highly recommended. ( )
1 vote edwardsgt | Aug 14, 2007 |
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  susandennis | Nov 13, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0552157384, Mass Market Paperback)

Dennis Milne is back! A dark, gritty, utterly page-turning novel set in London’s meanest of mean streets: the follow-up to the hugely acclaimed debut, The Business of Dying.

When Dennis Milne — now living under an assumed identity in the Philippines — hears that his old friend and colleague Malik has been gunned down in a restaurant, he decides to go back to the violent city he once called home, and bring the murderer to book.

Milne arrives in a pre-Christmas London that is cold and hostile. But he is no longer a policeman; no longer charged with keeping the peace and upholding the law.

Although his friends at the King’s Cross station do not know that Milne is back in town, it soon becomes clear that his arrival has been expected by men who are after his blood. Hungry for revenge and determined to uphold his own very rough brand of justice, Milne’s search for the person behind his friend’s death leaves a trail of death and destruction that is more wide-reaching than even he could have expected.


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Ex-cop Dennis Milne is intent on revenge. His best friend has been brutally executed, and Milne wants to know who did it, and why. From the beaches of the Philippines to the streets of London, a hunt for justice becomes a terrifying battle for survival.… (more)

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