The Business of Dying: (Dennis Milne: book 1): an explosive and gripping page-turner of a thriller from bestselling author Simon Kernick

· Dennis Milne Book 1 · Random House
21 reviews

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A captivating, adrenalin-fuelled thriller that will keep you hooked from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick, the UK's answer to Harlan Coben.

"Simon Kernick writes with his foot pressed hard on the pedal. Hang on tight!" - Harlan Coben

"Simon Kernick writes great plots, great characters, great action" - Lee Child
"Read it. You won't be disappointed." -- ***** Reader review
"An ingenious plot." -- ***** Reader review
"It's twists and turns are as breathtakingly exciting as is the relentless pace of the story." -- ***** Reader review

It's a cold November night, and DS Dennis Milne is waiting to kill three unarmed men.

Cynical and jaded, Milne earns money on the side by doing what he does best: punishing the bad guys.

But he senses all is not quite right.

This time, instead of shooting drug dealers, he kills two customs officers and an accountant.

The hunter has become the hunted. With his colleagues and his enemies closing in on him, Milne must use all of his skills, just to stay alive.
21 reviews
Amjid Shafiq
June 4, 2014
This was my second book by Kernick. Whilst not letting me down, it wasnt as good as Ultimatum. I couldnt quite like Milne. I had no problem with him being a part time killer for hire. It was quite a good idea, a copper that is also a killer. However I dont feel as though Kernick got the maximum out of the formula. The book could have been better. Whilst I have given it three stars, its a weak 3 stars, probably deserves 2.5. Will I be reading in the next Milne book, I am not so sure. Its dropped down my list of books to read. We will see
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Trevor Heath
December 22, 2014
A real page turner, good plot and enjoyable, would make a good TV drama
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Gavin Jones
March 17, 2018
Great read! Good plot and pace with a intriguing concept for the main character that leaves you wanting to know more.
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About the author

Simon Kernick is one of Britain’s most exciting thriller writers. He arrived on the crime writing scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, the story of a corrupt cop moonlighting as a hitman. Simon's big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which was the biggest selling thriller of 2007. His most recent crime thrillers include Siege, Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute. He is also the author of the bestselling three-part serial thrillers Dead Man’s Gift and One By One.

Simon talks both on and off the record to members of the Counter Terrorism Command and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, so he gets to hear first hand what actually happens in the dark and murky underbelly of UK crime.

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