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Dark Forces Audiobook

Dark Forces: The 13th Spider Shepherd Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

When you're caught between two evils, only the most decisive will survive. The 13th audiobook in action supremo Stephen Leather's Spider Shepherd series is his most pulse-pounding yet....

A violent South London gang will be destroyed if Dan 'Spider' Shepherd can gather enough evidence against them while posing as a ruthless hit man. What he doesn't know is that his work as an undercover agent for MI5 is about to intersect with the biggest terrorist operation ever carried out on British soil.

Only weeks before, Shepherd witnessed a highly skilled IS sniper escape from a targeted missile strike in Syria. But never in his wildest dreams did he expect to next come across the shooter in a grimy East London flat. Spider's going to have to proceed with extreme caution if he is to prevent the deaths of hundreds of people, but at the same time, when the crucial moment comes he will have to act decisively.

The clock is ticking, and only he stands between us and Armageddon....

©2016 Stephen Leather (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

What the Critics Say

"Let Spider draw you into his web, you won't regret it." (Sun)

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  • Guidry
    10/01/17
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    "I just want to say"

    well done you. well done. really well done you. seriously, well done you. yes you.

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  • pete boatman
    16/08/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Absolutely brilliantly written by Stephen Leather. I have had audio books now for three years so as you can imagine I have listened to a lot of books, but Mr leather in my opinion is the best , I just wish the Dan shepherds character could come to life on our screens one day, and I have to say Paul Thornley is for me the best action narrator around

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    Leicester
    18/11/16
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    "How have I lasted for 13 of these?"

    so predictable. I must be really lazy going for the 13th book. The plot, spider undercover with London gangsters while at the same time an IS threat is afoot. Hmmm havent we been here before. I shouldn't complain, you know exactly what you're going to get, it's like Groundhog day. nothing happens for most of the story but the end is good. I'm going to try and not go for 14 but probably will because I am lazy. Maybe instead, I should just listen to a book I know I liked again?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bryan
    15/10/16
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    "Couldn't stop listening."

    I use audible tops the time and get to sleep but this kept me awake all night. Brilliant story with loads of twists and stunning finish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Yjen
    UK
    2/09/16
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    "Dan "Spider" Shepherd, on top form!"

    A big fan of Stephen Leathers novels , so was very happy when this, the latest in his "Dan Shepherd" series published.

    Great interweaving of plots and characters, with a few "developing"twists in the tale as the story builds to an exciting climax.
    Paul Thornley has a style of narration, and brings the characters to life for me.
    Love this series I feel I know "Spider" and care about him and what happens in his life.
    I've been hooked since "Hard Landing"!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hyperbola
    6/01/17
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    "Refreshing to have a reader with the ability to pull off so many accents"

    The reader makes this book . Great story well read . Paul Thornley is very good and brings Stephen Leathers work to life . The accents were very good and well maintained throughout. Bravo ..!!!

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  • James
    Dog Lane, Kelsall, United Kingdom
    4/01/17
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    "Awesom, loved it!"

    Please don't stop writing the Dan Sheperd stories they are the best ever, got to best link re Son & Father to continue for ever!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dangerous Deanna
    31/12/16
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    "Spider great as always"

    Another great instalment, of Dan "spider" Shepherd...
    Very topical storylines, neatly woven together as always, from Syria to London, Turkey, Gibraltar and Spain.
    I hope he continues for years to come, one of my most favourite authors.

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  • John
    10/12/16
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    "Spider hits the spot again"

    Stephen Leather has a knack of producing gripping stories, Spider is head deep in it again, love the journey we have been on, I could listen to the next 20 instalments, please stop him ageing.
    However I missed the missing character and need to hear the next instalment in Spiders personal life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • antp
    2/12/16
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    "The Narrator Makes It !!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    Have now listened to all the Dan Sheperd books, all good stories, but for me, it's the narrator Paul Thornley that makes them so listenable, please don't ever change him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Albi
    Uk
    27/10/16
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    "Great series, can't wait for the next"

    Paul Thor let is a great narrator, the early books had someone else, didn't like him , but Paul does the book justice, highly recommend

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