Saturday, 31 May 2014

Dead Man's Gift - Part 2 by Simon Kernick

Out now
Published by Cornerstone
Purchase from Amazon

The Blurb:


The SECOND direct to digital short-story in a race-against-time three-part adventure from the bestselling author of Relentless, Siege and Ultimatum, Simon Kernick.

MP Tim Horton is waiting to hear from his son's kidnappers. Knowing he's being watched, and too scared to go to the police, he contacts the only man who may be able to help him, his brother-in-law: an ex-soldier called Scope who has a reputation for sorting things out and getting things done.

My Review:

This is the second of a three part short story by Simon Kernick. I was really excited to read what happens next after becoming gripped by the first part. I was not let down!!

It's hard to review this without giving it all away, especially as the installment it is only forty odd pages long. But needless to say, the action continued and the tension is building in me nicely in anticipation of the third and final instalment.  We continue where we left off. MP Tim Horton's son has been kidnapped and the kidnappers don't want money in return for the son, they want Tim to give his life in return for his son's.

In the first part we saw Tim secretly call his ex brother in law Scope, who is ex-army and ask for help. Scope is racing against time to uncover who has Tim's son before Tim has to commit suicide at the Commons the following morning. He has discovered that a member of the police force are involved.

The third and final part is released on 5th June and I will pre-ordering it to find out what the conclusion is. At 49p per part it seems to me a bargain and a must buy.

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