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    • Moving Targets

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Not all terrorists are driven by religion or politics. Dan "Spider" Shepherd and his SAS team are on the trail of a terrorist whose motives are much more personal. Sabit Kusen wants revenge and doesn’t care how many innocents he kills along the way. Shepherd and his team hunt their quarry around the world - from Athens to Paris to Zurich to Singapore and on to Sydney - but the elusive Kusen is always one step ahead of them. Can Shepherd catch Sabit Kusen before he carries out his most audacious attack? And does he have what it takes to pull the trigger to end the fanatic’s reign of terror?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Conicidentally

    • By Wayne Flint on 12-12-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Hard Landing

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 1
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 617
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614

    As a detective working for an elite undercover squad, Dan "Spider" Shepherd has lied, cheated, and conned in order to bring Britain's most wanted criminals to justice. When a powerful drugs baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd is given his most dangerous assignment yet. He has to go undercover in a top-security prison - a world where one wrong move will mean certain death. Playing his role to perfection, Shepherd gambles everything to move in on his quarry - only to realise that the man he is set to trap is even more dangerous than the police anticipated.…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First class entertainment

    • By G. Myers on 26-03-15

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Tall Order

    • The Spider Shepherd Thrillers, Book 15
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spider! As Explosive As Ever!

    • By Gary on 25-07-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Dark Forces

    • The 13th Spider Shepherd Thriller
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By pete boatman on 16-08-16

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Private Dancer

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Jilly Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    Thailand 1996. The Year of The Rat. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok go-go bar and meets the love of his life. Joy is the girl of his dreams, young, stunningly pretty, and one of the Zombie Bar's top-earning pole dancers. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs, and deception, as Pete discovers that his very own private dancer is not all that she claims to be. And that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! Couldn't put it down.

    • By Ann D on 20-08-15

    Regular price: £21.39

    • Nightfall

    • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552

    “You’re going to hell, Jack Nightingale”: They are words that ended his police career. Now Jack’s a struggling private detective – and the chilling words come back to haunt him. Nightingale’s life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion from a man who claims to be his father. It comes with a warning that Nightingale’s soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his 33rd birthday – just three weeks away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a gripping tale.

    • By Hilary T. on 15-06-10

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Hot Blood

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 4
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    Dan "Spider" Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. It goes with the turf when you're an undercover cop. Now working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Shepherd is pitting his wits against the toughest criminals in the country. But when the man who once saved his life is kidnapped in the badlands of Iraq, Shepherd has to decide whether his loyalties lie with his country, his career, or his friend.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • best one yet

    • By Andrew Earnshaw on 16-05-16

    Regular price: £25.09

    • The Stretch

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Diana Quick
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    When career criminal Terry Greene is sentenced to life for a murder he didn't commit, his wife has two choices: to walk away from the criminal empire he'd built up, or to take it over - to become as big a gangster as her husband. So far as Samantha "Sam" Greene is concerned, there is no choice. All the family's assets are tied up in the business, and the family means more to her than anything else.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great twist for the end.

    • By jacwills on 15-07-14

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Light Touch

    • The 14th Spider Shepherd Thriller
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 417

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best spider book

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-08-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Black Ops

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 733
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 680

    Spider Shepherd's MI5 controller, Charlie Button, has gone rogue, using government resources to get revenge on the men who killed her husband. Spider is told to betray her. Worse, he's asked to cooperate with his nemesis at MI6, Jeremy Willoughby Brown, in taking Charlie down. Meanwhile Spider's 16-year-old son is caught with drugs. But the drug police offer Spider a deal: go undercover, unmask a local dealer and his son will go free. Spider has no option but to cooperate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spider Shepherd back on form!

    • By Anne Leguen de Lacroix on 04-08-15

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Nightingale: A Short Story Collection

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Detective Jack Nightingale fights his battles in the shadows, in the grey areas where demons and monsters seek their prey. In this collection of nine short stories, Nightingale matches wits against demons from Hell, monsters created by humans, and Satanists who have done their own private deals with the devil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bite size Nightingale!

    • By Annabel on 15-09-17

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Fair Game

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 8
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    Spider Shepherd is up against the most violent enemies he's ever encountered. Somali pirates have kidnapped the crew of a yacht in a brutal attack, and are demanding a huge ransom in return for the hostages. The pirates have chilling terrorist ambitions in the UK, and are making terrible plans to change the London skyline forever. Thousands of lives are on the line. Spider is sent to sea on an undercover mission to stop the pirates. But time is running out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Consistent Stephen Leather

    • By Nick Moore on 25-10-12

    Regular price: £17.89

    • The Sandpit

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    Who was Dan "Spider" Shepherd before he signed up as an undercover cop and began working for MI5? The Sandpit rewinds with an action-packed rollercoaster to his days in the SAS.... Dan Shepherd and his SAS team are sent into the badlands of Afghanistan to train the rebels who are battling Taliban fanatics. But what starts as a training mission in The Sandpit rapidly turns into a life or death struggle with Shepherd and his team very much in the firing line.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • dan Shepherd

    • By paul on 03-04-17

    Regular price: £25.49

    • White Lies

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371

    Dan "Spider" Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line - for his friends and for his job with MI5. So when one of his former apprentices is kidnapped in Pakistan, Shepherd doesn’t hesitate to join a rescue mission. But when the rescue plan goes horribly wrong, Shepherd ends up in the hands of al-Qaeda terrorists. His SAS training is of little help as his captors torture him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action all the way

    • By B. Lawrenson on 24-03-15

    Regular price: £21.39

    • Lastnight

    • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 5
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

    A killer is murdering Goths with relish - skinning and butchering them. The cops aren’t getting anywhere so Jack Nightingale’s nemesis, Superintendent Chalmers, asks him for help. Nightingale discovers that the murdered Goths had one thing in common: a tattoo connected to the secretive, Satanic, child-sacrificing cult called the Order Of Nine Angles. As Nightingale closes in on the killers, the tables are turned and he finds himself in the firing line, along with his friends and family. The Order will stop at nothing to protect their secrets and Nightingale realises that there is nothing he can do to protect himself.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • So,so!

    • By stephen on 10-06-14

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Nightshade

    • A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 4
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371

    When a murdered young girl miraculously returns to life saying she's spoken to God, it's clear that sinister forces are at play. And when those who speak to her inexplicably commit suicide shortly afterwards, Nightingale is called in. He discovers a demon has possessed the girl's body…and the only way to banish it is to kill her. And that's not all he has to deal with. After a farmer kills eight people before turning the gun on himself, the press label him as a Satanist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Double Troubles

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-06-13

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Soft Target

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 2
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363

    When a group of armed police in an elite unit turn maverick and start to rip off drug dealers at gunpoint, undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd is given his most dangerous mission so far. Shepherd is ordered to infiltrate the tight-knit team, to gain their confidence and, ultimately, to betray them. Facing men with guns is nothing new for the former SAS trooper, but it's the first time he's had to investigate his own. And the job couldn't have come at a worse time for him. As Shepherd finds himself in the firing line, he has to decide exactly where his loyalties lie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just great!

    • By Trevor on 22-01-15

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Dead Men

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 5
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Cornelius Garrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    Former SAS trooper turned undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd knows that there are no easy solutions in the war against terrorism. But when a killer starts to target pardoned IRA terrorists, Shepherd has to put his life on the line to protect his former enemies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another top 'spider' Shepheard novel

    • By Steven on 19-01-09

    Regular price: £28.59

    • The Vets

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    Hong Kong: The British administration is preparing to hand the capitalist colony back to communist China with the minimum of fuss. But Colonel Joel Tyler has other plans for the British Colony, plans which involve four Vietnam War veterans and a spectacular mission, making use of their unique skills. Vietnam was the one thing the four men had in common before Tyler moulded them into a team capable of pulling off a sensational robbery. But while the vets are preparing to take Hong Kong by storm, their paymaster, Anthony Chung, puts the final touches on an audacious betrayal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Leather's Longest and Best Books!

    • By Alex Man on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £18.59

    • The Shout

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    Vicky Lewis is a force to be reckoned with: not yet 30 and already Crew Manager in the London Fire Brigade, she's destined for great things. But when she enters a burning building to save a man's life and leaves it with catastrophic injuries, all that changes. She's shunted over to the Fire Investigation Unit, where she's forced to team up with cantankerous veteran Des Farmer, aka the Grouch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping and dramatic

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-02-18

    Regular price: £21.99

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