Soft Target

by Stephen Leather

Part of the The Spider Shepherd Thrillers Series

eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Soft Target

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.

Sarah Broadhurst

Soft Target Synopsis

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.

Soft Target Press 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

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ISBN: 9780340834091
Publication date: 23/04/2005
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340834091
Publication date: 23rd April 2005
Author: Stephen Leather
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 528 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Adventure,

About 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 © ...

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