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Publisher's Summary

The 15th thriller in the Spider Shepherd series promises even more enthralling action from the Sunday Times best seller Stephen Leather. 

He is one of the world's most ruthless terrorists, codenamed Saladin. He plans and executes devastating attacks, and then, ghostlike, he disappears. Ten years ago he blew a plane out of the sky above New York - and now he's struck again, killing dozens in a London strike. But one of the latest victims is related to the acting head of MI5, who knows exactly who she wants on the case: Spider Shepherd. 

Dean Martin, a psychologically damaged former Navy SEAL, is the only person in the world who can identify Saladin. But Martin was killed 10 years ago - wasn't he? Shepherd must find Martin and take him back to the killing fields on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Revenge on the world's most wanted terrorist is long overdue, and Shepherd is determined to be the one to deliver it.... 

©2018 Stephen Leather (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critic Reviews

"A master of the thriller genre." (Irish Times)

"As tough as British thrillers get...gripping." (Irish Independent)

"The sheer impetus of his storytelling is damned hard to resist." (Sunday Express)

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good read

enjoyed this story, well read, listened at every opportunity i could get. highly recommended, as a good read or listen

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  • Gary
  • 25-07-2018

Spider! As Explosive As Ever!

Great story! Well written! Well preformed!

A modern up to date tale that excites from start to finish!

Great to see new characters developing for the future.

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  • Gily
  • 12-11-2018

Favourite author and favourite narrator

Leather as always delivers, action, descriptive, informative captures the scene and Paul Thornley is the best! . .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-10-2018

A good read

I love Stephens books, they are fast paced and action packed, just what I want from story loads of bad guys and the good guys always win. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • andy green
  • 17-10-2018

Tall Order

You can't beat a Spider Shepherd story, this one is no exception, although it was set out slightly different from the rest, still a belter!

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  • Mr G R STAFFORD
  • 12-09-2018

Great read

I really enjoyed this book.
I found it strange at first going back 10yrs but soon adapted.
Stephen Leather is a brilliant author of this type of book and I cannot wait until the next book as long as he keeps Paul Thornley as narrator.

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  • Bob Mckinlay
  • 11-09-2018

Just brilliant the best Spider story yet

Can not wait for the next instalment in the Spider Shepherd series. I thought that Tall Order is the best book so far in the series

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  • Pauline
  • 08-09-2018

Brilliant ! Stephen Leather's best to date

Loved the story. Loved the performance. Gripping ... kept me on the edge of my seat. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • EmGem22
  • 07-09-2018

Disappointed

Having read all of the Spider series I have to say that this is the first book I've been disappointed with.
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1. Katra is childish and that takes the love out of Dans life.
2. Spiders morals weren't as admirable as usual.
3. Ellis broke the law and didn't get found out.
4. The same enemy again, can we have a change please.

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  • Joseph Lumley
  • 05-09-2018

Brilliant!

Absolutely love Paul Thornley reading Spider Shepherd. Spot on performance, and a brilliant story. Thanks!

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  • Al
  • 24-08-2018

Shepherd at his best

Loved it.

Again a fantastic trip with Spider.

Well written. Excellently read and a rollercoaster ride back and forth

One of the best