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  • Author:
    Simon Kernick
  • ISBN:
    0552158089
  • ISBN13:
    978-0552158084
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  • Publisher:
    Corgi (February 2, 2009)
  • Subcategory:
    Action & Adventure
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A corgi book: 9780552158084. First published in Great Britain in 2003 by Bantam Press a division of Transworld Publishers.

A corgi book: 9780552158084. This book is a work of fiction and, except in the case of historical fact, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. A CIP catalogue record for this book.

It could wait until later.

It could wait until later Do you fancy a drink and a bite to eat?'. He nodded and grinned. I could do with both. Then let's get out of here,' I said, and we got our feet, once again leaving the Matthews incid room empty and silent. 344 Iversson lugger Lewis cooked supper that night. Thai fish curry with noodles and stir-fried veg. Very nice.

Simon Kernick is a British writer who was born in 1966 in Slough, a satellite town of London located about 20 miles west of Charing Cross. Simon spent several years working odd jobs and traveling after leaving school. He spent time as a barman, a stockroom assistant and even a fruit-picker. After traveling to the . Canada and Australia, he came back to the UK and enrolled in Brighton Polytechnic, where he graduated in 1991 with a degree in Humanities. With a recession in full swing, getting permanent employment was difficult after a few other odd jobs and a period on social aid, he became.

Author: Simon Kernick.

Simon Kernick has a very certain type of writing style. The Murder Exchange" is a gritty exploration of London's underworld

Simon Kernick has a very certain type of writing style. His books are usually very fast paced and normally it takes only a matter of a chapter or two before you are thrown in at the deep end of a story. This book followed the same format and we dive straight into Max Iversson's bad decision and when it all goes wrong. However, although you are thrown in at the deep end very quickly, the suspense level is not as high as I am used to with a Kernick book. The Murder Exchange" is a gritty exploration of London's underworld. The engaging plot is cleverly written, has a touch of humour to it and provides numerous twists to keep us tuned in and flipping pages.

Simon Kernick (born February 1967 in Slough, Berkshire) is a British thriller/crime writer now living in Oxfordshire with his two daughters. Kernick attended Gillotts School, a comprehensive in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Simon Kernick (born February 1967 in Slough, Berkshire) is a British thriller/crime writer now living in Oxfordshire with his two daughters. Kernick attended Gillotts School, a comprehensive in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Whilst he was a student his jobs included fruit-picker and Christmas-tree uprooter. He graduated from Brighton Polytechnic in 1991 with a degree in humanities.

The Murder Exchange book. The second of the books by Simon Kernick and already I can spot that his plots are slightly formulaic. However, all is not doom and gloom with the book as the story was fast paced and, although so full of action, twists and turns that it was almost unbelievable, it is an interesting read, reasonably enjoyable and has characters for whom I felt some sympathy.

Simon Kernick is one of Britain’s most exciting thriller writers. Also By Simon Kernick. The Business of Dying. He arrived on the crime writing scene with his highly acclaimed debut novel The Business of Dying, the story of a corrupt cop moonlighting as a hitman. Simon’s big breakthrough came with his novel Relentless which was the biggest selling thriller of 2007. His most recent crime thrillers include Siege, Ultimatum, Stay Alive and The Final Minute.

Five grand for a couple of hours’ work? That’s what nightclub owner Roy Fowler’s offering ex-mercenary Max Iversson to act as security for a meeting he’s having with the ‘businessmen’ who are supposedly buying his club. But when they turn up at the deserted north London industrial estate where the meeting’s taking place, things go wrong and three men end up dead, including two of Iversson’s colleagues. Now he wants to know who’s behind the killings.Detective Sergeant John Gallan is also looking for answers. He’s investigating the fatal poisoning by snakebite of a doorman from Fowler’s club. Lead are scarce and when they do appear so do bodies. But Gallan keeps digging away, unearthing in the process a murderous conspiracy spanning this investigation and another, more heinous murder that’s been shelved, unsolved, for a long time. Unknown to each other, he and Iversson are also heading towards a final, devastating confrontation from which neither man is likely to emerge intact.

GEL
Simon Kernick writes ten times better thrillers than any of his, much more celebrated American counterparts. There isnt much glamour and sparkle in his novels. Both the criminals and the policemen are deeply troubled creatures. What separates them is sometimes just a pure accident of birth or draw of a dice.
Policeman John Gallen and accidental criminal Max Iversson are wonderfully drawn characters, rich in color and seeped in reality. Mr. Kernick doesn't need the formulaic superheros to ruin his great book."
The Murder Exchange" is a brutal, seriously funny bloody opera with memorable arias.It was a pleasure to immerse oneself in this great novel.
Jonariara
To me the best mysteries are ones where I can't figure out who did what as I'm reading. This had me guessing till the very end. Kernick is a recent discovery for me and I've started reading his books in order. Great plots, great characters, great writing style.
Maucage
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Mojar
This thriller/mystery may be Simon Kernick's second novel but far from the second one I have read through the years. I am just catching up with his repertoire. In fact, I have highly recommended his novels in the past and I have a sneaking impression I will do so for many more years, yes I admit being a huge fan....

"The Murder Exchange" is a gritty exploration of London's underworld. The engaging plot is cleverly written, has a touch of humour to it and provides numerous twists to keep us tuned in and flipping pages. Told from the points of view of its two lead characters and in alternate chapters, this dual narrative delivers an interesting contrast and proves to be an excellent way of building the tension, albeit confusing at first. Mid-way through the book the action really kicks off and the reading gets exciting, though some twists seem rather far-fetched and some scenes have plenty of violence. Mr. Kernick's books are known to be fast paced and for pulling the readers in a matter of a few chapters, this one is no exception. We have a wide scope of characters all intricate in their own way and surprising brief appearance from recurring ones (or maybe they appeared in later books).This novel is another excellent read hard to put down.
Cae
I am slowly working my way through Simon Kernick's books and this is the second book he released. Simon Kernick has a very certain type of writing style. His books are usually very fast paced and normally it takes only a matter of a chapter or two before you are thrown in at the deep end of a story.

This book followed the same format and we dive straight into Max Iversson's bad decision and when it all goes wrong. However, although you are thrown in at the deep end very quickly, the suspense level is not as high as I am used to with a Kernick book. I think this is a sure sign of the amount of time he has been writing. The fact that I read his newer stuff first and have gone back to his older work has the disadvantage of showing his weaker points at the beginning of his career.

Although slightly weaker than usual the story itself was a good one. Max Iversson was a great character, and although he usually stays within the law, he finds himself inadvertently being drawn over to the other side in his fight for the truth.

John Gallan was also a pretty good character and although the typical `copper' we see in books, there was no glossing over his very mundane personal life which actually brought more realism to the book in my eyes. We flit between characters by chapter and as the story progresses you see more and more of each one and they eventually overlap.

Other characters making a brief appearance is Tina Boyd (who appears in later Kernick books) as well as the Holtz family who are a central part of the plot. As ever there is no holding back on the levels of violence and gore, although it's all done in keeping with the story.

As usual towards the end we pick up even more pace before getting to the climax and pretty good ending. Overall I really dud enjoy the book, but for some reason there seemed to be something lacking. I have thought about it and really do think this is a case of reading his newer books first. This is certainly not a bad book by any means, but think that it certainly isn't a good example of the first class work that he has gone on to produce.

Another solid read, but slightly lacking that magic something!
watching to future
First off let me just point out you can buy this novel with Kernick's sensational debut novel - The Business of Dying, under the title Die Twice: Two Crime Novels in One The Business of Dying and The Murder Exchange. There's only a two page foreword by Lee Child which is clearly not originally written for Die Twice anyway so if buying them separately is cheaper, you're not missing out on anything.

Anyway The Murder Exchange is a very enjoyable novel but it's not quite up to the standard of his first or later work. The novel is divided into two through the eyes of the character storylines. One of the two main characters, Detective Gallan, is a bit boring personality wise and he's a bit old to get up to much action wise either. Plus for fans of the Business of Dying he is very critical of that novel's main character which doesn't make you like him anymore. The two parallel storylines which cross at different times in the story. Detective Gallan is investigating a homicide when he sees the bullet ridden vehicle being driven by the other main character ex army now security provider max Iversson. Iversson is a much more likeable and interesting character. His tale begins with providing security for a bar owner who says he's being forced to sell and needs some muscle with him to ensure he actually gets given the money. Unfortunately everything goes wrong and having been seen by Gallen before hiding his vehicle he's now on the most wanted list. Iversson doesn't like being set up either so he's also out for vengeance before going overseas until things die down, even if that does mean going up against the biggest and most ruthless crime family in the UK.