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Soft Target by Stephen Leather
  

Soft Target

Part of the Spider Shepherd Series
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

His last book, Hard Landing, saw undercover policeman Dan Shepherd in trouble in prison. Now he is an assassin in a very tough and dangerous world. The action is good, the storyline is good, at times riveting and the further developments, the quirky and personal complications, endear one to the on-going hero. In fact, the whole thing is good.

Comparison: Lee Child, Robert Crais, Harlan Coben.
Similar this month: Karin Slaughter, Michael Cordy.

If you like Stephen Leather you might also like to read books by John Connolly, Brett Battles and Ted Bell.

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Synopsis

Soft Target by Stephen Leather

There’s only one thing more dangerous than a corrupt cop . . . and that’s a corrupt cop with a gun. 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 to ultimately 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.

Reviews

'Stephen Leather should be nestling in your bookshelves alongside Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins' - Daily Mail

'Stephen Leather's novel manages to put a contemporary spin on a timeless tale of revenge and retribution . . . Leather's experience as a journalist brings a sturdy, gritty element to a tale of horror . . . which makes THE EYEWITNESS a compelling read' - Evening Herald, Dublin

About the Author

Stephen Leather

Stephen Leather was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shovelled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full-time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London’s Burning, The Knock and the BBC’s Murder in Mind series.

Photograph © Mark Mathers

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd April 2005

Author

Stephen Leather

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books for the Boys
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Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense
Adventure

ISBN

9780340834091

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