From the #1 internationally bestselling author of Relentless, Stay Alive, and Ultimatum, a heart-pounding, race-against-time thriller about a carefully orchestrated hostage takeover at a London hotel.
London is under attack. An unknown number of its citizens are dead. Many more lives hang in the balance as a group of highly trained gunmen storm the luxurious Stanhope Hotel on Park Lane, demanding the government meet their requests within five hours—or they will blow up the building and everyone still inside it.
Shots ring out. Some guests panic. Others text their loved ones. A few try to escape. All are united by their desire to live. And at the center of it all is one man who has information so dangerous that it must be kept safe—at any price. Darkness falls. The gunmen become increasingly violent. One question is on everyone’s mind: Will any of them survive the night?
"Kernick generates a potent cocktail of thrills" (The Guardian) and calls to mind Robert Ludlum and Lee Child in sheer storytelling power and action. With a fast-moving plot and an arsenal of dynamic characters who are at once familiar and full of surprises, Siege will keep you on the edge of your seat from its start to its shocking finish.
Early in this nonstop action thriller from British author Kernick (The Last 10 Seconds), six terrorists charge into a five-star, 320-room London hotel with guns blazing and take hundreds of people hostage. The team is led by Wolf (all six use animal code names), but the real man in charge is Fox, who's involved in the operation for money rather than ideological reasons. The hotel's plucky duty manager, Elena Serenko, has to do the terrorists' bidding while attempting to save as many of her guests as possible. The terrorists shoot anyone who even looks as if he or she is going to cause trouble. Outside, the massive police response is led by newly promoted Deputy Assistant Commissioner Arely Dale, who has a life-threatening secret. A strong cast of supporting characters supplies a continuing stream of engaging subplots that play out within the larger takeover story. Kernick keeps all the balls in the air as he delivers an exciting performance.