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    • Private Dancer

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Jilly Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    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

    • 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 239
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    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

    • 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 639
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593

    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

    • Rough Justice

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 7
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    Villains across London are being beaten and killed by vigilante cops. Crime rates are falling, but the powers that be want Dan “Spider” Shepherd to bring the wave of rough justice to an end. Shepherd is never comfortable investigating cops, but working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency means he has no choice. He goes undercover with an elite group of officers at the sharp end of policing, risking their lives daily on the worst streets in the Capital.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rough Justice

    • By Matt on 22-02-11

    Regular price: £15.39

    • Live Fire

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 6
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    Mickey and Mark Moore are hard men who live by their own code and leaders of a gang that has made millions at gunpoint. But when Dan "Spider" Shepherd is sent to infiltrate the tightly-knit team of bank robbers, he discovers that he has more in common with them then he first thought.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story telling

    • By David on 20-10-11

    Regular price: £17.29

    • 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 431
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 404

    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

    • The Solitary Man

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Chris Hutchinson is a man on the run. Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Hutch escapes from a British maximum security prison and starts a new life in Hong Kong. Then a ghost from his past catches up with him, forcing him to help a former terrorist break out of a Bankok prison. Or face life behind bars once more. Meanwhile the Drug Enforcement Administration wants to nail the vicious drug warlord responsible fo rflooding the States with cheap heroin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fast-paced criminal thriller

    • By kate on 25-09-10

    Regular price: £22.49

    • 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 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352

    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

    • 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 365
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    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

    • 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 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    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

    • 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 507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475

    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

    • False Friends

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 9
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    The most wanted man in the world is dead. Now those loyal to him seek revenge. When Navy Seals track down and kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, it's obvious there was a traitor on the inside. After the false friends are revealed to be two British students, Malik and Chaudhry - former Islamic fundamentalists recruited by MI5 - they become targets themselves. Dan 'Spider' Shepherd must teach the pair how to survive undercover with al-Qaeda closing in. But Spider is not used to playing the handler.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • its like he was actually there.

    • By Lisa on 20-07-13

    Regular price: £15.79

    • True Colours

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 10
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    When a set of Russian oligarchs are assassinated in London, the Russian expat community become anxious. One man appeals to the British government for protection and MI5 assigns Spider Shepherd to the case. But he soon discovers that the killings aren't political - they're personal, and the assassin is much nearer than anyone could conceive. And that's not the only score Spider must settle. Asked by a group of ex-colleagues to hunt down a former Taliban tyrant who has claimed UK asylum by assisting the British government, Spider is forced to decide between his sense of justice and his job.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Russians Guns and Bristish heroes...

    • By Mr. M. Curtis on 17-03-14

    Regular price: £24.49

    • Black Ops

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 725
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673

    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

    • Cold Kill

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 3
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336

    People smuggling, counterfeit currency, and attempted murder: It’s all in a day’s work for undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd. But what starts as a run-of-the-mill investigation quickly turns into a matter of life and death when he uncovers a terrorist cell on a mission of death and destruction. With the clock ticking, Shepherd and his colleagues realise that to avoid catastrophe, they have to be even more merciless than the terrorists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book!!

    • By Trevor on 02-02-15

    Regular price: £15.79

    • First Response

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 996
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 993

    From best-selling writer Stephen Leather comes an utterly addictive all-action thriller in which a huge terrorist threat to the capital can only be stopped by one man. From the best-selling author of the Spider Shepherd and Jack Nightingale series comes First Response, the utterly addictive new thriller by Stephen Leather. London is under siege. Nine men in suicide vests primed to explode hold hostages in nine different locations around the city, and are ready to die for their cause.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning and so expertly narrated. Oh the pace

    • By Gavingks on 14-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • White Lies

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    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

    • Hot Blood

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 4
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    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 Shout

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Bea Holland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    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

    • The Chinaman

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    Jungle-skilled, silent, and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. He had watched helpless as his two eldest daughters were raped and killed by Thai pirates. Now, all that was behind him. Quiet, hard-working, and unassuming, he was building up his South London take-away business - until the day his wife and youngest daughter were murdered by an IRA bomb. That was when the Chinaman, denied justice, decided on revenge...and went back to war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New to Stephen Leather

    • By Glynn on 02-01-10

    Regular price: £23.89

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