A Good Day to Die [Simon Kernick] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dennis Milne is back! A dark, gritty, utterly page-turning novel set in. Dennis Milne is back! A dark, gritty, utterly page-turning novel set in Londonâ€™s meanest of mean streets: the follow-up to the hugely acclaimed debut, The. A Good Day to Die: (Dennis Milne 2) eBook: Simon Kernick: : Kindle Store.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us skmon the problem. Return to Book Page. When Dennis Milne–now living under an assumed identity in the Philippines–hears that his old friend and colleague Malik has been gunned down in a restaurant, he decides to go back to the violent city he once called home and bring the murderer to justice.
But he is no longer a policeman; no longer charged w When Dennis Milne–now living under an assumed identity in the Philippines–hears that his old friend and colleague Malik has been gunned down in a restaurant, he decides to go back to the violent city he once called home and bring the murderer to justice. But he is no longer a policeman; no longer charged with keeping the peace and fo the law. Although his old friends at the King’s Cross station do not know that Milne is back in town, it soon becomes clear that his arrival has been expected by men who are after his blood.
Hungry for revenge and determined to uphold his own very rough brand of justice, Milne searches for the person si,on his friend’s demise–and leaves a trail of death and destruction more wide-reaching than even he could have expected. Hardcoverpages. Published September 19th by Minotaur Books first published June 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about A Good Day to Dieplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Ex-DS Dennis Milne is partnered with a former informant and running a small hotel and dive shop in the Philippines.
Having recognized the man as the killer of his former partner, DS Asif Malik, he shoots him and then decides implausibly to return to London where he was the subject of an intense manhunt to wreck vengeance on Les Pope, the man behi Ex-DS Dennis Milne is partnered with a former informant and running a small hotel and dive shop in the Philippines.
The books should be read in order. Feb 24, Lynn rated it really liked it. Suspenseful and overwhelming at times. Especially towards the end, I caught myself reading through my fingers — as though hiding might protect yo Once again Simon has written a first class thriller.
I really enjoyed this second novel and novel it was.
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Jan 18, Mike rated it liked it. Our maverick ex-cop, Dennis, has relocated to the Phillipines. His next target – a pedophile from Britain he happens to know. His assignment oernick him back to England, where he’s still a wanted man, looking for the killer of his ex partner. Many twists and kernck.
Dec 01, Gary rated it it was amazing. The 2nd book in the Dennis Milne series by Simon Kernick. Dya great read that is full of action. Oct 28, Kernic, White rated it really liked it Shelves: In Dennis Milne’s case, his lawlessness arises out of a horrible mistake he made where he killed three innocent people. To this day, he is haunted by his actions.
After that, he could no longer wear the badge proudly; he moved from London to the Philippines and is operating as a contract killer under an assumed name, “Mick Kane”. Milne isn’t really fond of killing but generally can rationalize his actions because of the deviant behavior of his targets—pedophiles, psychopaths and the like. Most of his assignments come through his partner, Tomboy Darke, who answers to a solicitor in England named Les Pope.
It is Tomboy who ggood Dennis know that his one-time partner, a straight arrow named Asif Malik, has been goo down in a London restaurant. Milne feels a strong need to return to the UK to avenge Malik’s death. He’s had a few rounds of plastic surgery, so he’s not likely to be apprehended as he enters the country. The premise of the book, Milne avenging Malik’s death, was rather flimsy to me, in that he hadn’t even seen Malik in over 3 years. Why would he give up a fairly nice life in order to seek justice?
The way that Kernick described the Philippines made it sound like paradise. Leaving didn’t seem plausible.
Be that as it may, with the assistance of a female journalist, Dennis stirs up a hornet’s nest in London. In addition to the Malik situation, there are several other related lines of inquiry to pursue. Upon Milne’s return to London, the action picks up and the plot twists and turns, with several surprises along the way.
Unfortunately, the ending of the book was over-the-top. There are quite a few threads which tie back to the earlier books. The various connections in the book between characters and events were confusing and somewhat contrived. Nonetheless, Dennis Milne is a complex and interesting character, an anti-hero krnick does wrong for the right reasons.
Milne only kills people who deserve it. Because the alternative—letting the guilty get away with crimes too sickening to contemplate—simply doesn’t bear thinking about.
Sep 13, Toni Osborne rated it it was amazing. This captivating and complex suspense story brings us back to the ongoing saga of disgraced ex-police inspector Dennis Milne. In this second installment, Dennis is now surrounded by low-life hoodlums, underworld overlords and corrupt upper figures of say.
A Good Day to Die : (Dennis Milne 2)
Since our last encounte This captivating and complex suspense story brings us back to the ongoing saga of disgraced ex-police inspector Dennis Milne. Since our last encounter with Dennis he has had plastic surgery and moved to the Philippines and is known by locals as Mick Kane. In this story Dennis reluctantly agrees to carry out a local hit on a major criminal and, in doing so, he stumbles upon a clue that could help solve the recent murder of his old friend and colleague, Asif Malik, back in London.
I like the way M. Kernick had developed his protagonist Dennis. All through the story I found myself sympathizing and wondering whether he is good guy at heart who has been dealt a bad hand and will his luck change. The plot is action packed, fast-paced with plenty of hair raising twists. At times the action is a little far-fetched with the characters surviving impossible situations however it spices up an immensely entertaining read.
Sep 17, Sabrina Leblanc rated it liked it. Good thriller but it felt kind of like a cheesy Hollywood movie: Dec 20, Stefan Schulz rated it it was amazing. Well, yes, Kernick again. I really enjoy his writings and have so many novels of his to catch up.
If you are looking for a top notch vay, here it is. So he sneaked back into London and his investigation simply is a ride to hell and back. He got quite lucky, not to die in the first few chapters already, and with the help of friends, or not so friends, or not so enemies he closes into the case more and more. The finale came of quite a surprise to me, for I suspected someone completely else behind all this scheme from somewhere in the middle of the book on.
What I like a lot with Simon are the characters he builds up. I can dig into them, understand their motives and buy the conlusions they draw in talk and action. Moreover, the action scenes depicted are really well written and the story line builds a good suspense to keep the reader at it. This book ro not the right one to put aside for long.
Highly recommended, if you like the genre. Nov 21, Audrey rated it really liked it. Engaging characters and plot, couldn’t put it down! Didn’t see the outcome coming either!
Jul 08, Sarah rated it really liked it. A good thriller with an excellent twist.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was the follow up to The Business of Dying and I was already prepared for a rather rough ride, and that’s sure what we get in the second novel with ex policeman Dennis Milne, who is for a time known as Mick Kane and later PI Mick Kane, but then Dennis Milne again We are introduced with Mick Kane, a. I thought that he had left that part of his life behind b This was the follow up to The Business of Dying and I was already prepared for a rather rough ride, and that’s sure what we get in the second novel with ex policeman Dennis Milne, who is for a time known as Mick Kane and later PI Mick Kane, but then Dennis Milne again I thought that he had left that part of his life behind but then it wouldn’t have made it a novel if that was the case, and I was exceptionally happy.
I thought this book was brilliant, it just seemed a little more confusing than the first. We are reacquainted with character’s from the past – Ann Taylor mainly who is part of the current story.
Once again everything was linked to the one story, which I still find amazing. I still loved Dennis Milne, and did feel sorry that he couldn’t hold a single relationship with the women in the books. But then the sad part of me wants me to be the one to hold him and love him – even though he is a fictional character lol. I am pathetic I know lol Anyway.
The writing was magnificent as usual. And I found myself unable to stop reading even when I had to try and sleep – I have a feeling this author is going to be one of those that causes me to age prematurely with lack of sleep.