Ultimatum

Ultimatum A threat has been made An ultimatum delivered Innocent people are in mortal danger The gripping new bestseller from the master of the race against time thrillerE THREAT am an explosion blasts through

  • Title: Ultimatum
  • Author: Simon Kernick
  • ISBN: 9781448136698
  • Page: 176
  • Format: ebook
  • A threat has been made An ultimatum delivered Innocent people are in mortal danger The gripping new bestseller from the master of the race against time thrillerE THREAT8am an explosion blasts through a cafe in Central LondonE ULTIMATUMMinutes later, a call from an unknown terror group warns that a far greater attack will be launched in 12 hours timeE PRISONERA threat has been made An ultimatum delivered Innocent people are in mortal danger The gripping new bestseller from the master of the race against time thrillerE THREAT8am an explosion blasts through a cafe in Central LondonE ULTIMATUMMinutes later, a call from an unknown terror group warns that a far greater attack will be launched in 12 hours timeE PRISONERWilliam Garrett, AKA Fox, is awaiting trial for mass murder He claims he can name the bombers But only at a priceE CLOCK IS TICKINGIt s a terrifying race against time for DI Mike Bolt and DC Tina Boyd as they chase their targets across the city in a desperate bid to stop a major atrocity before it s too late

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    1. Yes another great book from one of my favourite authors.I have yet to read a book by Simon Kernick that is not a rollercoaster ride, filled with goodies and baddies, action, gripping suspense.With the return of Tina Boyd to a major role, and Mike Bolt, two of Simon Kernicks best characters.This story continues a year after the tragic circumstances of The Stanhope Hotel, with the return of one ruthless baddie.Tina Boyd ruthless and tough attitude often gets in trouble, but gets the job done, with [...]

    2. When you read Kernick, you better be really good with names, otherwise you're lost!CONTENTThe story is quite easy. Terrorists set up a total of three bombs and if the government does not do as they want, they will blow up something big and significant. Tina Boyd and Mike Bolt have to stop them in time. Meanwhile imprisoned terrorist Fox decides he has some information. But he won't speak to anyone but Tina. SOMETHING OVERALLI really like to read Kernick's books, but unfortunately I did not start [...]

    3. Good but somewhat predictable thriller with an out of control Tina Boyd. She takes the most unbelievable risks and has no sympathy for the well being of her working colleagues. It's all going to end in tears Tina if you don't slow down and think before you act

    4. “Ultimatum” by Simon Kernick, published by Atria Paperback.Category – Mystery/Thriller Publication Date – September 09, 2014Simon Kernick is a British author who has written 12 books, “Ultimatum is a continuation of “Siege”. The novels focus on DC Tina Boyd and her trails and tribulations in the London Police Force. Tina is not your normal London Police Officer, she is out to get the “bad guys” with or without a gun, with or without permission, and oblivious to the legality of [...]

    5. (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)An explosion blasts through a cafe in Central London. Minutes later, a call from an unknown terror group warns that a far greater attack will be launched in twelve hours’ time.William Garrett, nicknamed “Fox,” is awaiting trial for mass murder. He claims he can name the bombers—but only at a price.It’s a terrifying race against time for Detective Inspector Mike Bolt and Deputy Commissioner Tina Boyd [...]

    6. Ultimatum is filled with action, bad guys, the good guys and the somewhat in-between guys. I was excited to read this novel after just recently reading another of Simon Kernick's to see how it compared. Whilst I enjoyed this one more, I still can't push past a 3 star rating. In saying that I did enjoy this book and think many others will too.What's the book about?An explosion blasts through a cafe in Central London. Minutes later, a call from an unknown terror group warns that a far greater atta [...]

    7. I was hovering between four and five stars for this one. I'm trying to save five stars for books which I loved. Books which I can't put down and books which when I finish them I want to tell everybody to read. And in the end this was one of those books so I had to give it five stars. It also just so happens to be Simon Kernick's best book yet. Admittedly when I read the blurb for the book I thought it sounded just like Siege. However it is a continuation of sorts of Siege and contains some of th [...]

    8. This was a giveaway.So glad it was. I have found another author that I will read again! I enjoy the thriller genre, so I was looking forward to trying this author out, whom I had never heard of to be honest. I was pleasantly surprised! The action takes place in London, England, which I am familiar with as my mum was raised there and I still have relatives who live there. So the surroundings were somewhat familiar, as was the British slang and ranks of the authorities. I thought the book was gre [...]

    9. This is another high octane thriller, the kind that Kernick does so well. I read it while away for a long weekend and it was the perfect mindless yet gripping holiday companion. It follows on from Siege, and whilst it's not necessary to have read that book first, you'll probably enjoy this one more if you have. The ending also sets itself up for a sequel to continue the story further.What I like about Simon Kernick's books is the way that he juggles several characters and storylines which all co [...]

    10. It is not often I have a chance to read modern day thrillers and I’m so glad I chose this one to read next! I don’t know what made me decide this one. Maybe because I haven’t read anything from this author before…so, the premise sounded interesting…This story packs a punch! I haven’t read a thriller quite like this one before. I was completely enthralled throughout the story. Fast-paced, at the edge of your seat read all the way. The opening scene was superbly done and sets up the st [...]

    11. This book is some sort sequel to Siege, but unfortunately it never gets even close to being as good. Despite the deadline-driven plot, Ultimatum lacked the urgency and intimacy of Siege. Also, the characters (apart from Jones, the only first-person narrator for no apparent reason) were unconvincing, as were some of their motives. Tina Boyd and Mike Bolt were back but they, and Tina in particular, have almost become a caricatures of their original characters. Some of their dialogues actually made [...]

    12. Usually these kind of books are right up my street. I’m a big fan of Peter James but I also like the more sort ‘ex-soldier turned crime fighting hero’ kind of books too, the sort Stephen Leather writes. So this should have been up my alley but I just wasn’t feeling it. I found it easy to read and the plot carried me along but there was just something missing. I’m not sure whether it’s because I have not read Siege, (even though it’s on my shelf to read. I didn’t realise it was th [...]

    13. I couldn't put this down! As a series of bombings rock London, a mysterious group increase the threats even as the Police try to hunt them down. Clever , twisty , action goodness :)

    14. The Good: Author seems like a cool guyThe Bad: This reads like the absolute worst kind of male fantasy masquerading as SERIOUS COP STUFF. The main character, Tina, has absolutely no regard for protocol (in the face of events recquiring strict adherence to), no regard for the lives of her colleagues, and is an embarrassing cariacature of every steely female copper we've seen on telly for the past 20 years. Her attractiveness is mentioned roughly every 30 pages (in case we managed to forget).The m [...]

    15. Yet another top storySimon Kernick has to be, in my mind, the best crime writer ever. This tale is yet another classic action packed thriller. Moving at a heart stopping pace it is probably Tina Boyds best and hardest hitting case. Give it read I promise it will not disappoint.

    16. Following on from The Siege, Ultimatum is another cover to cover thriller about domestic terrorism.This time an ex-cop is slipped into the terrorist cell and the novel is intermingled with his first person narration which I found a great touch in bringing depth to the book.Gripping story, excellent execution.

    17. Typical Kernick. Fast paced, all action, thrills and spills, no wasted words, heroes and villains and wonderfully British. I have read everyone of his books, in publication order, and none have disappointed. If you want a great crime detective thriller, look no further than this author.

    18. British cop/undercover thriller chasing home grown terrorists; thrill ride right to the end, non stop action. An escapist read.

    19. A very good thrillerI am a great fan of Simon KernickThe book is fast paced and very interestingrnick will never disappoint you

    20. Brit LitBy Bob Gelms I like reading British writers who write for a British audience because everything is a little askew as opposed to their American counterparts. This week we are reading, two books by British authors treating the thriller genre in two completely different ways; Global Predator by Jack MacLean and Ultimatum by Simon Kernick. With these authors you should expect a few things; the spellings of certain words are different from the English spellings American authors use; the synt [...]

    21. Klappentext/Inhalt:Zeit zu sterbenDie Drohung: London, 8 Uhr morgens – eine Bombe verwüstet ein Café in der Innenstadt. Es gibt mehrere Tote.Das Ultimatum: Wenige Minuten später geht der Anruf einer Terror-Gruppe ein. Die Unbekannten kündigen einen Anschlag an, der ganz England erschüttern wird. Verbleibende Zeit: 12 Stunden.Der Gefangene: William Garrett erwartet die Verurteilung wegen Massenmords. Er behauptet, die Namen der Terroristen zu kennen. Aber er verlangt einen hohen Preis. Der [...]

    22. Storyline moves along at a decent pace but is very ordinary and hackneyed. If you are looking to kill a few hours,and do not mind how you do it, this could be a choice.

    23. Okay let me point out firstly that I am a HUGE Simon Kernick fan and there aren’t many of his books that I don’t like. Sadly I felt a bit let down with this latest offering. His last book The Siege was a 5 star read that was absolutely brilliant and I literally couldn’t put down. When I realised this was a follow up of sorts I looked forward to it. What I found frustrating was the beginning seemed so difficult to get into. Kernick has a magic touch when it comes to writing in that fast pac [...]

    24. I really loved this book. If you are a fan of "24" & those fast-paced spy thriller movies, than you will really enjoy this book. The writing is very good and gripping that it draws you into the story making you feel like these events are occurring around you. I was torn between wanting to read the book and not wanting to read it, because, well I didn't want it to end. The many twists and turns the book takes will sometimes keep you guessing and the ultimate ending was one I didn't expect. Ve [...]

    25. For the past few weeks I've been looking for a good thriller/mystery to fill up some of my time. I basically inhaled Lexicon and was hoping for something similar. Similar this was not, but still pretty enjoyable. Ultimatum is a fast paced read about a terrorist attack, and preventing said attack, in London. The action starts right in the beginning of the book with a South Asian man being blackmailed to deliver a backpack bomb to a high trafficked coffee shop. And the action just keeps going from [...]

    26. Action thrillers are an unusual genre for me, but I’ve read and enjoyed a couple of books by Simon Kernick – his excellent breakneck paced Relentless and his recent (and excellent) Quick Read Wrong Time Wrong Place. So I was delighted to secure a copy of his new one via netgalley and his publishers Random House/Century.This is the sequel to The Siege, but that’s no obstacle to enjoyment as the author retells some of the story and very effectively introduces the main characters along with s [...]

    27. I received this book as part of the First Reads contest. While I quickly discovered the content of the book was a bit less tame than what I am used to in recent years, it is clearly a fairly good example of the thriller genre. The day-long time frame is a good construct to keep the action going and playing off the anti-Islamic backlash that has been in the news in recent months gives the book a contemporary feel. Also the unresolved ending offers a great lead-in to the next book in the series.S [...]

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