MP Tim Horton is waiting to hear from his son’s kidnappers. Knowing he’s being watched, and too scared to go to the police, he contacts the only man who may be able to help him, his brother-in-law: an ex-soldier called Scope who has a reputation for sorting things out and getting things done …
The clock is ticking and the tension escalates in the second part of Simon Kernick's fast-paced novella Dead Man's Gift.
Tim Horton is with his wife waiting for instructions from his son's kidnappers. He knows that his living hours are now numbered; his only hope being Scope. However, the way things have evolved during the first part of the story, puts him and his son in even more grave danger.
Scope, on the outside, is accompanied by Orla in his quest to find out who is behind all this and where Max is being held. He has already killed someone and will stop at nothing to find and rescue the boy, but he knows that time is against him and running out.
With his impeccable narration, Simon Kernick knows how to keep you holding your breath. He sure did that to me. Now I can't wait to find out what happens in the third and final part.