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The new Spider Shepherd thriller: up-to-the-minute action adventure with unbeatable pace.

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Fair Game by Stephen Leather

Kidnapping is one of the cruellest crimes - lives are put at risk for cold, hard cash. But when Somali pirates seize the crew of a yacht off the coast of Africa, they bite off more than they can chew. One of the hostages has friends in high places and Spider Shepherd is put on the case. He goes deep undercover in an audacious plan to bring an end to the pirate gang's reign of terror. But as Shepherd closes in on his quarry he realises that there's much more at stake than the lives of the hostages and that the pirates are involved in a terrorist plot that will strike at the heart of London.


Praise for Stephen Leather's novels:

'This is an aggressively topical novel but a genuinely thrilling one, too.
Daily Telegraph

'As tough as British thrillers get ... gripping'
Irish Independent

'In brisk newsman's style he explores complex contemporary issues while keeping the action fast and bloody.'

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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24th November 2011


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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


528 pages


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