Siege

Siege

A Thriller

Book - 2013
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From the #1 internationally bestselling author of Relentless, Stay Alive, and Ultimatum , a heart-pounding, race-against-time thriller about a carefully orchestrated hostage takeover at a London hotel.

London is under attack. An unknown number of its citizens are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the luxuri­ous Stanhope Hotel on Park Lane, demanding the government meet their requests within five hours--or they will blow up the building and everyone still inside it.

Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved ones. A few try to escape. All are united by their desire to live. And at the center of it all is 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 on everyone's mind: Will any of them survive the night?

"Kernick generates a potent cocktail of thrills" ( The Guardian ) and calls to mind Robert Ludlum and Lee Child in sheer storytelling power and action. With a fast-moving plot and an arsenal of dynamic characters who are at once familiar and full of surprises, Siege will keep you on the edge of your seat from its start to its shocking finish.
Publisher: New York : Atria Paperback, 2013
Edition: First Atria Paperback edition
ISBN: 9781476706238
1476706239
Branch Call Number: FIC KERNICK 2013
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 21 cm

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Woody1949
Apr 09, 2016

One of the most exciting books I've ever read. So many twists you never know what's going to happen next.

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charlie2911
Jan 02, 2015

Possibly Kernick's best book and very realistic in context of modern England

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Onewhoissaved
Nov 04, 2013

"Siege" starts out with a lot of pieces that are not so easy to fit together and then the mosaic of adventure starts to appear. I was quite excited to see how Simon Kernick gets it all to fit together. My regret is that for him to make his novel work he must rely on key people in power to either be criminals themselves or so pigheaded that we want to see anyone but them in charge.

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moviefan01
Aug 23, 2013

Okay. This is a "guy" book. It blends
Resevoir Dogs (here the bad guys are named for animals instead of colors) and Hostage. There is plenty of action and shoot-outs and explosions. Sometimes it feels like something of a pot-boiler, but still has
some nice character development and action sequences. Recommended if you like James Patterson or Robert Crais.

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mellyrose89
Oct 10, 2012

I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down!!

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