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The Tunnel Rats by Stephen Leather


The Tunnel Rats by Stephen Leather

Two murders, thousands of miles apart: one in London, one in Bangkok.The bodies are brutally mutilated, an ace of spades impaled upon their chests. In Washington, a US senator receives photographs of the corpses. And realises that his past has come back to haunt him.Nick Wright is the detective trying to solve the mystery of the double killing. His hunt for a motive takes him to the Vietnam, where the American tunnel rats fought the dirtiest battle of the war against the Viet Cong. But his search places him in grave danger with a killer determined to protect the secrets of the tunnels. At whatever cost . . .************PRAISE FOR STEPHEN LEATHER'A master of the thriller genre'Irish Times'As tough as British thrillers get . . . gripping' Irish Independent 'The sheer impetus of his story-telling is damned hard to resist'Sunday Express


'One of his best ... ingenious ... the tension is continuous, increasing in a crescendo as the tale reaches its conclusion'
Oxford Times

'Stephen Leather should be nestling in your bookshelves alongside Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins ... authentic ... exciting stuff with plenty of heart palpitating action gingered up by mystery and intrigue ... Leather is an intelligent thriller writer'
Daily Mail

'A well-constructed and fast-moving plot ... stunning ... another top-notch thriller'
Yorkshire Evening Post

'A well-written thriller - a powerful tale of cover-ups, deceit, revenge, intense claustrophobia and deadly intent'
Birmingham Evening Mail

'Leather has a gift for making pages fly by as bodies pile up, tension builds and clues drop parsimoniously; effective, economical characterizations give the plot just enough depth to captivate readers without hampering the rapid-fire narrative.'
Publishers Weekly on THE TUNNEL RATS

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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Publication date

2nd July 1998


Stephen Leather

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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


512 pages


Thriller / suspense
Crime & mystery



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