Is in his thirties, and lives with his wife and two young children near London. His previous novels, The Business of Dying and The Murder Exchange, which also features DI Gallan and DS Boyd, are published as Corgl paperbacks. His third novel, The Crime Trade, is a Bantam Press hardcover.
Kernick (The Crime Trade) blurs the line between the right and wrong sides of justice in his fourth novel, a tense tale about a British cop turned vigilante-for-hire. Det. Sgt. Dennis Milne fled London for the Philippines after murdering innocent men he mistook for scumbags. Three years later, after changing his name to Mick Kane, he earns a living in Sabang Bay offing bad guys for pay; his latest target is a familiar London snitch who's wanted back in England for killing Milne's friend, Det. Asif Malik. Hungry for further vengeance, Milne risks his freedom and returns to London to track down others connected to Malik's murder. Milne re-examines the case Malik was investigating, sets up a meeting with a crime boss and gets ambushed for his troubles. From then on, Milne barely stays a step ahead of death. Though uneven at times, this action-packed page-turner will earn Kernick new followers. (Sept.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"Simon Kernick may be a new kid on the block but he certainly knows how to crank up the suspense and deliver a kick in the gut when it's needed. A Good Day To Die is a terrific novel. Put this one at the top of your list; it will keep you up well into the night."--Peter Robinson"A Good Day To Die is everything we have come to expect from Kernick -- one of the best young crime writers to have emerged in the past five years. It's a fast-paced yet deeply moral thriller with a thoughtful protagonist who never mistakes himself for a hero."--Laura LippmanPraise for "The Murder Exchange" "Pathos, pace, twists and a savage sense of place make this a guilty pleasure."--"Guardian""From the Hardcover edition."