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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Phatmatt54 25/08/2017
    Phatmatt54 25/08/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Spoiled by recording quality"

    This is an extremely good book beautifully read it was however spoiled by the recording quality. At the beginning of each chapter the word chapter was cut in half with the number and first few words missing. Occasionally (I presume when the recording process was paused) words were truncated or missing. This is a characteristic that increasingly occurs with recent Audible books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    wayne 23/10/2017
    wayne 23/10/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic "

    As usual from master writer Steven Leather this book had me engrossed from the beginning I enjoyed the characters they are so well written and brought to life by the talent of Paul Thornley. I would gladly recommend this book to anyone wanting an adventure but be prepared to give up a few hours because I doubt you'll be putting it down.

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    Alec Hampshire 17/10/2017
    Alec Hampshire 17/10/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Pure Shepherd "

    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Paul Thornley telling a story that had me interested from the first moment to the last! What way forward for Spider ? Can't wait to find out !!!!

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    Sparky1000 25/09/2017
    Sparky1000 25/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Another cracking Dan Shepherd book."

    Narrator was excellent and the Dan Shepherd books are great. I whizzed through this book which makes me believe it was really good.

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    Jo, Burgess Hill 15/09/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "No one like spider"

    Missed Spider Shepard as good as always finished too soon. The next one cannot come quickly enough

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    Stephen 11/09/2017
    Stephen 11/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    Once again another great story and performance, can't wait till the next instalment with Spider

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    Mouta_2000 10/09/2017
    Mouta_2000 10/09/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Superb"

    Back to his best superb book fast moving great story, couldn't stop listening, paul thornley brilliant performance

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  • Foster
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    07/09/17
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    "Very interesting. Exceptional series. I would give five stars for the series."

    P.S. I only give a novel a score of five stars for what I would class a classic or something like a modern classic, as much as I like Stephen Leather.
    And to give five stars for the narrator, it has to be an exceptional performance, as much as I like Paul Thornly.

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