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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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    pete boatman 16/08/2016
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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

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    Chris 18/11/2016
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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?

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    Bryan 15/10/2016
    Bryan 15/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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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.

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    Ally 19/09/2016
    Ally 19/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant"

    Great story. I love Spider Shepherd and this latest story doesn't disappoint. Plot is scarily realistic and makes you think about how our forces deal with terrorism threats.

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    Yjen 02/09/2016
    Yjen 02/09/2016 Member Since 2016

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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"!

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    stephen bacon nottingham, notts United Kingdom 22/06/2017
    stephen bacon nottingham, notts United Kingdom 22/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "How true"

    so realistic.this is the future of our ignorance as it sems to playing out in real live are we safe!!!

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    Lareine 09/06/2017
    Lareine 09/06/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Another cracking story"

    Stephen Leather writes thrilling believable stories with plenty of action. My only complaint is that Paul Thornley reads in the same tone throughout. Threads run into each other, and you often are lead from one situation to the next with no change in tone or pace, and barely a breath to indicate a change of scene. The only time there is tonal change is in the characters' dialogue. Overall a great book, but please can we have a bit more passion in the narration.

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    R. richards 15/05/2017
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    "Spiders at it again"

    Narrator is all ways good. couldn't stop listening. more than a few twists. brilliant fab

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    Elizabeth 11/05/2017
    Elizabeth 11/05/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Brilliant narration"

    A gripping story brought to life with excellent narration which helped the listener effortlessly to distinguish between characters.
    Always reliable.

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    Banhamite 27/04/2017
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    "Another brilliant story"

    The story line and issues seem so realistic and poignant, which together with Shepherd's conscience and morel compass, make it a thundering good read (or listen to). I personally missed ms Button and her antagonist way with Shepherd, but time moves on.

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    "I just want to say"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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