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The Payback Well this is my first Simon Kernick book and I can t wait to read another I thought this book was a phenomenal read The pace never let s up and is a real page turner The chapters were a good length and i really felt like I knew the characters.Highly recommended Very fond of Simon Kernick as a thriller crime writer and this does not disappoint Yes, it has to be said there is little in the way of deep character development but what this book lacks in deep intelligent literary thought it makes up for in the ferocious action that starts on page one and does not let up until the end.so if you want to escape from the toils and tribulations of daily lifelet facebook go.forget emailsswitch off the telly and settle down to good old fashioned storyt Very fond of Simon Kernick as a thriller crime writer and this does not disappoint Yes, it has to be said there is little in the way of deep character development but what this book lacks in deep intelligent literary thought it makes up for in the ferocious action that starts on page one and does not let up until the end.so if you want to escape from the toils and tribulations of daily lifelet facebook go.forget emailsswitch off the telly and settle down to good old fashioned storytelling.come on you know you want to and you will not be disapponted The Payback sees the pairing of Tina Boyd and Dennis Milne in a fast and exciting romp in The Phillippines, both characters are flawed and frankly appear to put very little value on life some might even say hiding a death wish but this only notches up the action for the reader The book is brought to a great conclusion and neatly closed some of the running storylines and themes and there is an excellent little postscript from the author Dennis Milne Is A Man With A Past, And A Past That Involves Murder A Former Cop, He S Earned His Living Killing The Bad Guys Drug Dealers, Corrupt Business Men People Who, In His Opinion, Deserve To Die For The Past Two Days, He S Been In Manila, Waiting For His Next Target A Young Woman Who S Made Herself Some Poor Life Choices, And Some Even Worse EnemiesDI Tina Boyd Is A Woman On A Mission Tough, Spiky And Determined, She S Looking For The Man She Holds Responsible For The Death Of Her Lover She Knows He S Ruthless She Knows He S Dangerous But He S In Manila, And She S Determined To Find And Kill Him Before He Kills Her Two Cops With Pasts That Haunt Them And A Present That Could See Them Both Dead They Are About To Meet And When They Do, It S Payback Time From The Trade Paperback Edition Ok I admit, I am hooked after reading only two books from this author, I have been drawn from the start into the excitement of Mr Kernick s fast moving action packed dramas The Payback drags you into the gory and mystery filled action right from the first murder and with each new victim the suspense intensifies, the constant twists and turns make it a hard novel to put aside This latest caper set in the Philippines highlights two of Mr Kernick s most popular protagonists Tina Boyd, the ex Ok I admit, I am hooked after reading only two books from this author, I have been drawn from the start into the excitement of Mr Kernick s fast moving action packed dramas The Payback drags you into the gory and mystery filled action right from the first murder and with each new victim the suspense intensifies, the constant twists and turns make it a hard novel to put aside This latest caper set in the Philippines highlights two of Mr Kernick s most popular protagonists Tina Boyd, the exciting and feisty police office and Dennis Milne, a former cop who is now earning his living by accepting contract killings A third player is Paul Wise a recurring villain, he is well known as an international crime boss and cruel pedophile.It opens when Dennis is sent to Manila to carry out an assignment for his employer Bertie Schagel Paul Wise s right hand man , his target is a journalist Tina is also in the city, on leave from the force with the hope of settling accounts She has scheduled a meeting with the same journalist to gather information as to the whereabouts of Paul Wise, the man who left her for dead and killed her ex lover When Paul realises he is targeted by Tina, he gives the order to have Dennis eliminate her also When Dennis realises his second target is a beautiful, innocent woman and a police officer he is unable to fulfill his boss wishes and knows by doing this he has put an even bigger target on himself His only alternative is to join forces with Tina and go after the head of the snake Their encounter is completely explosive and when you add to the mix a notorious villain you have a fast paced and action packed plot that is guaranteed to put boredom at bay for another day.Mr Kernick s characterization is outstanding, Dennis, for one is portrayed as a cold blooded murderer but he has so much depth and heart it is hard not to empathize with him at times, the others characters are equally well developed in their own roles The author has provided a lot of Dennis back history to make this novel exciting on its own and has brought to light some loose ends from previous installments However my gut feeling is I should have started with A Good Day To Die , all of his novels are definitely on my TBR list, time will tell I am a huge fan of Kernick s after reading Relentless I also found previous book The Last Ten Seconds was a corker of a read With this one I feel like it was a bit flat in comparison The story itself was okay, and we get to see Tina Boyd and her obsessions once again I just felt it wasn t as good in comparison to his last one.Like I said before Tina Boyd once again makes an appearance and all of her obsessions are highlighted evenin this book She is a really good character and with th I am a huge fan of Kernick s after reading Relentless I also found previous book The Last Ten Seconds was a corker of a read With this one I feel like it was a bit flat in comparison The story itself was okay, and we get to see Tina Boyd and her obsessions once again I just felt it wasn t as good in comparison to his last one.Like I said before Tina Boyd once again makes an appearance and all of her obsessions are highlighted evenin this book She is a really good character and with the double up along with Dennis Milne they made for great lead characters Dennis Milne has appeared in previous Kernick books but I have yet to read them Even if you haven t read past books of his, this book can still be read as a stand alone.The story is mainly set in Manila and as usual the story starts out at breakneck speed This is one of the main things that sets Kernick apart from other authors He managed to pick you up and chuck you headfirst straight into the thick of it The pace hardly lets up throughout the whole book and as usual you will be turning the pages quicker than you can read.The story itself was okay, but just okay I loved the writing and the characters but just felt there was something missing with this book I couldn t even tell you what it was, just that it doesn t read as well as some of his other books As usual the crime scenes are gory and gritty and frighteningly realistic This is definitely a no holds barred author when it comes to the graphic descriptions of how people die Having said that, it is done brilliantly and just ends up drawing you further into the story.Overall I felt a little bit mixed about this book On the whole it was as usual a great book from Kernick, just not as good as others he has written and was lacking that usual magic sparkle I would still recommend and look forward to reading his other books still on my to read pile 4 It s a good plot but very unbelievable with some of the antics What I did find was realistic truths that in some parts of the world, there is a lot of corruption within their own countries upper echelons.Good but not blown away I love Simon Kernick Ever since I picked up Target I have been hooked Don t get me wrong when I give The Payback three stars I really liked it, but it felt very samey to his others I know its natural to have similarities, but I felt that others I have read have beeninventive and exciting, especially his earlier ones They were grittier andviolent, maybe not believeable, butpossible.I love the two characters Tina Boyd and Dennis Milne, and the two of them in the same novel w I love Simon Kernick Ever since I picked up Target I have been hooked Don t get me wrong when I give The Payback three stars I really liked it, but it felt very samey to his others I know its natural to have similarities, but I felt that others I have read have beeninventive and exciting, especially his earlier ones They were grittier andviolent, maybe not believeable, butpossible.I love the two characters Tina Boyd and Dennis Milne, and the two of them in the same novel was a great bonus Paul Wise a recurring character is the bad guy once again and finally gets his comeuppance When this happened I thought, hold on, whats he going to do next I also felt it was shame to lose a major criminal and also one of his main characterswhich for those avid readers have grown to love A great end to the character, but an end none the less.It was a fast paced, interesting plot that weaved together very well as always, which I am amazed by again, but I felt that it lacked a good oomph to it I think his earlier ones are the best, but I will forever be grateful that I picked up Target as I love to read a good British author, especially crime Hi,Another first author for me Recently reading and really enjoying finding these exciting authors and their novels, with Allan Folsom, Vince Flynn and now Simon Kernick.This book is very fast paced, gripping and tense, and all the characters come together.With locations in London and the Phillipines.Really exciting, last few chapters read today as I could not put the book down.Now looking forward to reading his next book Relentless.Highly recommendedregardsSean 4.5 Stars This was by far the best book in the trilogy and introduced me to the character of Tina Boyd who figures in her own Simon Kernick Series I liked the way Simon merged the two different parts of the story from Dennis s end and Tina s, both taking place in different parts of the world Dennis as a former policeman is quite a different and intriguing character It was good how they eventually worked together in the case after an interesting introduction to each other This book certain 4.5 Stars This was by far the best book in the trilogy and introduced me to the character of Tina Boyd who figures in her own Simon Kernick Series I liked the way Simon merged the two different parts of the story from Dennis s end and Tina s, both taking place in different parts of the world Dennis as a former policeman is quite a different and intriguing character It was good how they eventually worked together in the case after an interesting introduction to each other This book certainly moved along at pace and rounded off the themes across the three books Plenty of tension and exciting action at the end of the book I would certain recommend Simon Kernick as a writer I now look forward to reading the Tina Boyd series at the beginning i felt it is a bit cold and detached thriller starting with an killer on demand who is an ex police with not a very clear back ground but as the plot get speed so is the reader goes into a fascinating thriller which deal with the evil of human traffic in south east asia and with a very high level of moral stand of the author i missed a bit the true smells and small touches from places like manila and luang prabang which stayed detached and not with real life beside of served t at the beginning i felt it is a bit cold and detached thriller starting with an killer on demand who is an ex police with not a very clear back ground but as the plot get speed so is the reader goes into a fascinating thriller which deal with the evil of human traffic in south east asia and with a very high level of moral stand of the author i missed a bit the true smells and small touches from places like manila and luang prabang which stayed detached and not with real life beside of served the plot but on the whole it is an action packed very good thriller


About the Author: Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick born 1966 in Slough, Berkshire is a British thriller crime writer now living in Oxfordshire with his wife and two daughters He attended Gillotts School, a comprehensive in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire Whilst he was a student his jobs included fruitpicker and Christmas tree uprooter He graduated from Brighton Polytechnic in 1991 with a degree in humanities Kernick had a passion for crime fiction writing from a young age and produced many short stories during his time at polytechnic After graduating Kernick joined MMT Computing in London in early 1992, where a relative was the Chairman and Managing Director Kernick was a key member of the sales team and was very highly regarded However, he left the company after 4 years in the hope of trying to secure a publishing deal Despite interest from a number of publishers Kernick was unable to secure a deal, so he joined the sales force of the specialist IT and Business Consultancy Metaskil plc in Aldermaston, Berkshire in 1998 where he remained until he secured his first book deal The Business of Dying in September 2001 His novel Relentless was recommended on Richard Judy s Summer book club 2007 It was the 8th best selling paperback, and the best selling thriller in the UK in the same year


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