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Light Touch: The 14th Spider Shepherd Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

The 14th thriller in the Spider Shepherd series promises even more gripping action from The Sunday Times best seller Stephen Leather.

Working undercover is all about trust - getting the target to trust you and then betraying them in order to bring them to justice.

But what do you do when you believe an undercover cop has crossed the line and aligned herself with the international drugs smuggler she was supposed to be targeting?

When a deep-undercover cop stops passing on intelligence about her target, MI5 sends in Dan 'Spider' Shepherd to check that she is on the straight and narrow.

Now two lives are on the line - and Shepherd discovers that the real danger is closer to home than he realised.

As Spider finds his loyalties being tested to the limit, an SAS killer is on a revenge mission in London, and only Spider can stop him.

©2017 Stephen Leather (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

What the Critics Say

"[Leather] has the uncanny knack of producing plots that are all too real." (The Daily Mail)

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

What Members Say

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    BigMattOz Melbourne, Australia 03/08/2017
    BigMattOz Melbourne, Australia 03/08/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Great read, Excellent Author and Narrator!"

    Who does not love another Spider novel? Totally enthralling from start to finish, though I have to say as a father of two young girls this novel also made me feel sick to the stomach at times. But I guess that is all part of the emotional journey a good book will take you on.
    Only downside was with the audio production, there seemed to be not enough of a pause between chapters or changes in character perspective, it's only a small negative but was still a bit confusing at times.

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    EmGem22 21/08/2017
    EmGem22 21/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Peter Parker has nothing on him!"

    As always a good read (or listen). But with the same voice being used for so many characters it was a bit confusing at times.
    Spider is my favourite character in all the books I read, but this book wasn't quite as thrilling as usual saying that I did enjoy it, I just expected a little more umph.

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    Vinces 19/08/2017
    Vinces 19/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "pacey action thriller with two storylines running"

    Excellent, fast paced action story lines which hold your attention to the end. great narration.

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    martyn preston 18/08/2017
    martyn preston 18/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great book"

    great book cant wait till new one on the way well done spider keep it up
    dude

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    Mr 18/08/2017
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    "nice to be back"

    An ingesting return for Dan and a satisfying end, worth a read although not my favorite spider book it's far from bottom of the list. The usual solid performance from Paul Thornley and good story and writing from Leather.

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    J. LAMLEY 17/08/2017
    J. LAMLEY 17/08/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Yet another great book"

    Keeps you gripped from the first to last word from a great narrator. I can't wait for the next in the series.

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    Matt blain. 16/08/2017
    Matt blain. 16/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    another fantastic book by Stephen leather and superbly read by Paul thornly. love the new character Matt Standing great the way the two stories came together in the end. great book must read for all spider shepherd fans 🖒

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    Mark 16/08/2017
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    "great book"

    enjoyed the story, and spider is such a great character. when is the next one out?

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    Amazon Customer UK, Newcastle 15/08/2017
    Amazon Customer UK, Newcastle 15/08/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Not the best spider book"

    This isn't my favourite spider book by a long shot. The story is clunky, one of the bad guys is boring and the others are 2 dimensional caricatures. For such a poignant issue Leather could have really done alot better. The subject matter was tough, and the writing didn't do it justice. The usual interesting technical detail leather goes into is in this case about boats and fairly dull. This is the first time I've felt like this about a spider book, so 1 miss 13 hits so far. I have high hopes for the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul bedford, United Kingdom 15/08/2017
    Paul bedford, United Kingdom 15/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "mediocre"

    mediocre story saved from abandonment by Paul Thornleys narration. Not Stephen Leathers best but there's life left in Spider Shepherd yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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