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Takedown Audiobook

Takedown

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Publisher's Summary

In the wake of a devastating double homicide by one of their own, the army takes matters into their own hands to hunt down the man responsible. In a tense race to stop a civilian terrorist attack, it's down to an elite team to take on the shadowy forces that lie in wait.

When a British Special Forces soldier goes rogue, carrying out an attack at a US Army base in Syria leading to the death of two men, ex-MI5 controller Charlotte Button is hired to work out what his plan is and to take him down before he can carry it out.

When the man returns to the UK, it looks like the threat will be a lot closer to home. Charlotte puts her best man on the case - hitman Lex Harper. It's up to Lex to assemble a crack team and get to the soldier before he carries out what could be a massive terrorist attack. But Charlotte might require Lex's help with a more personal problem, too. As ex-MI5, Charlotte knows a lot of information about a lot of important people. And now someone has gone to extreme lengths to get to that information by breaking into her safe deposit box in a Hatton Garden-style armed robbery.

While it's down to Lex to prevent a potential terrorist attack on British soil, Charlotte must work out who is after her and what they want.

©2017 Stephen Leather (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 02/02/2017
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 02/02/2017 Member Since 2017

    A man with a child in his ears. @shutterspin

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    "Emerging From Shepherd's Flock"

    This is an interesting move from Stephen Leather. Moving on from Dan Shepherd he has promoted from within and Lex Harper emerges as a fully formed lead. Although the centre of attention may have shifted Leather certainly appreciates what sells to his readers and he has delivered in style with this one.

    A plot that must be a considerable worry for modern-day governments. The levels of professionalism and expertise in today's modern special forces is phenomenal. Given how so many veterans feel concerned about what they are fighting for and let down by their countries after they end their service the idea of someone going rogue feels very credible.

    As a lead Harper has much less baggage than Shepherd and certainly his own moral compass which it's fair to say is not pointing consistently in the same direction as international law might prescribe. The story itself moves along at a decent pace and also brings in a few other old faces all brought to life very well by Paul Thornley who seems to be a very natural fit for these books.

    In all a very highly satisfying read.

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    "Gripping Cat and Mouse Thriller."

    Filled with lots of suspense and intrigue. Well narrated and the series has been awesome.

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    Ms. M. S. O'neill Ireland 12/03/2017
    Ms. M. S. O'neill Ireland 12/03/2017 Member Since 2016

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    "I'm a fan -love them all"

    another good Leather and Thornley duo, Paul reads the character's just as I expect them to sound, love his style. I think Leathers work should be relived in movie or at least great TV dramas. Great to see the old players work well without Shepherd, please keep going Stephen 😉

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    Barry Toner Northern Ireland 24/06/2017
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    "What happened to Spider?"

    Ok but a bit of a let down as I have read the rest of the series and kept looking for Dan Spider.

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    "Stephen Leather nails it!!"

    As a long term fan of Leather's work, it was fantastic to have a story that brought Button and Harper to the fore and touching on the Moore brothers again. Read the book from end to end loving every chapter. Loved it! Looking forward to the next book.

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    steve 05/06/2017
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    "Great story with some interesting twists"

    Loved it!! This was a great holiday listen just could not stop listening to this great book

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    Bernard Ball Loughborough 10/04/2017
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    "great read !"

    Another great Stephen Leather book.Great story line, great narration by Paul Thornley. Give us more!

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    JDEVLIN England 09/04/2017
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    "Great story"

    Another great Stephen Leather book excellently narrated by Paul Thornley. A terrific storyline, great narration.

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    "great story, narrator takes weirdly long pauses.."

    ...mid sentence. good action scenes. well worth listening too if you can ignore the pauses.

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    Mouta_2000 10/03/2017
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    "Superb"

    Great from start to Finnish Stephen leather at his best , paul thornley superb as usual a must read 👍

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