Who will survive? This title is the new bestseller from the master of the race-against-time thriller. London. The Stanhope Hotel, Park Lane. 16.00 A normal afternoon. The Manager - Newly engaged Elena Serenko has just made the life-changing decision to quit her job and start a new life in Australia. The Guests - Upstairs, a young woman waits for her lover; a visiting family prepare for an evening out; and a sick man contemplates his own mortality. The Assassin - High up amongst the penthouse suites, a skilled and dangerous killer is hunting a quarry who's eluded him for far too long. The Siege - What none of them know is that a group of ruthless gunmen are about to burst into the Stanhope, shooting indiscriminately, and seizing hostages. As darkness falls and the gunmen become increasingly violent, only one thing matters. Who will survive?
Simon Kernick is one of Britain's most exciting thriller writers. He talks both on and off the record to members of the Met's Special Branch and 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. To find out more about his thrillers, visit www.simonkernick.com, www.facebook.comSimonKernick and www.twitter.comsimonkernick