The new race-against-time bestseller from the British Harlan Coben.
Simon Kernick is one of Britain's most exciting new thriller writers. He arrived on the scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, and his big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which became the bestselling thriller of 2007. Simon's research is what makes his thrillers so authentic. He talks both on and off the record to members of Special Branch, the Anti-Terrorist Branch 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.
"Another well-paced, well-written thriller from rising star Kernick ... DI Tina Boyd more than has her work cut out" Daily Mirror "Superlative reading and elegant construction can turn a plot that on page would have you chortling in disbelief, into a nail-biting listening experience. Simon Kernick's The Last 10 Seconds begins with its murderous climax, then segues back 36 hours to explain how an undercover cop, Sean Egan, found himself bloodied and bowed, and how feisty DI Tina Bond came to be on hand to save him - for a while. A serial sex killer, corruption in politics and the police, and more twists and turns than a boa-constrictor on speed are delivered with racy East End conviction by the narrator Daniel Weyman." -- Christina Hardyment The Times "A wham-bang chase story...fast-moving and gripping." -- Literary Review, March 2010 "Hits the ground running; explodes into non-stop action which refuses to slow down until almost the end of the story. When it gets even faster. But that's Kernick for you. He hardly gives you time to pause for breath." -- Yorkshire Evening Post "No grittier or gripping British crime thriller this year. It's a blast." Peterborough Evening Telegraph