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  • Light Touch: The 14th Spider Shepherd Thriller | Stephen Leather

    Light Touch: The 14th Spider Shepherd Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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?

  • Dark Forces: The 13th Spider Shepherd Thriller | Stephen Leather

    Dark Forces: The 13th Spider Shepherd Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

  • Midnight: A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 2 | Stephen Leather

    Midnight: A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    He's a PI trying to put his life in perspective after his last go-round with the ultimate evil, but the chilling phrase returns again: "Your sister is going to hell, Jack Nightingale." This time it is uttered by a dead woman hanging over a staircase, her neck broken by the laundry cord she tied around it before tossing herself over the banister. But Jack and his sister have been separated since birth. How can he save someone he’s never met?

  • Nightfall | Stephen Leather

    Nightfall

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    Uttered by the abusive father of a nine-year-old girl, that phrase ended Jack’s career as a police negotiator and has been haunting him ever since. Now that he is a struggling private detective, those words return with a vengeance when he inherits a mansion - and some terrifying information. Apparently Jack’s soul was sold at birth, and a devil will come to claim it on his thirty-third birthday just weeks away. It’s a hard pill to swallow, given that Jack doesn’t believe in hell (heaven, either).

  • Live Fire: A Dan Shepherd Mystery | Stephen Leather

    Live Fire: A Dan Shepherd Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    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.

  • False Friends: Dan Shepherd, Book 9 | Stephen Leather

    False Friends: Dan Shepherd, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

  • Dead Men: A Dan Shepherd Mystery | Stephen Leather

    Dead Men: A Dan Shepherd Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Cornelius Garrett
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    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.

  • Soft Target: Dan Shepherd, Book 2 | Stephen Leather

    Soft Target: Dan Shepherd, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Martyn Read
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    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.

  • Lastnight: A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 5 | Stephen Leather

    Lastnight: A Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    A killer is murdering Goths with relish - skinning and butchering them. The cops aren’t getting anywhere so Jack Nightingale’s nemesis, Superintendent Chalmers, asks him for help. Nightingale discovers that the murdered Goths had one thing in common: a tattoo connected to the secretive, Satanic, child-sacrificing cult called the Order Of Nine Angles. As Nightingale closes in on the killers, the tables are turned and he finds himself in the firing line, along with his friends and family. The Order will stop at nothing to protect their secrets and Nightingale realises that there is nothing he can do to protect himself.

  • Nightmare: Nightingale, Book 3 | Stephen Leather

    Nightmare: Nightingale, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    The last case of police negotiator Jack Nightingale’s career ended in the death of nine-year-old Sophie Underwood. Since then, he’s saved his own soul from the devil...but now he is haunted by Sophie’s cries for help. When the police drag him to the hospital to meet a supposedly comatose gangbanger who keeps saying Jack’s name, Nightingale realizes that this is Sophie’s desperate attempt to reach him from beyond the grave.

  • True Colours: Dan Shepherd, Book 10 | Stephen Leather

    True Colours: Dan Shepherd, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    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.

  • The Chinaman | Stephen Leather

    The Chinaman

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Russell Boulter
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    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.

  • White Lies | Stephen Leather

    White Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    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.

  • Fair Game: Dan Shepherd, Book 8 | Stephen Leather

    Fair Game: Dan Shepherd, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    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.

  • Hot Blood | Stephen Leather

    Hot Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Martyn Read
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    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.

  • Cold Kill: Dan Shepherd, Book 3 | Stephen Leather

    Cold Kill: Dan Shepherd, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Martyn Read
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    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.

  • Nightingale: A Short Story Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    Detective Jack Nightingale fights his battles in the shadows, in the grey areas where demons and monsters seek their prey. In this collection of nine short stories, Nightingale matches wits against demons from Hell, monsters created by humans, and Satanists who have done their own private deals with the devil.

  • The Basement | Stephen Leather

    The Basement

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
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    New York City. With a population of almost 19 million people, it’s easy to remain anonymous - even if you’re a serial killer, torturing and murdering beautiful young women. The killer has another victim right now, locked in a basement somewhere in the city. For NYPD detectives Turner and Marcinko, it’s their job to sift through those 19 million and narrow their list to the one before it’s too late. And they’re sure they have the right man in their sights.

  • Cursed

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 32 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    Jack Nightingale - lives in the shadows, fights in the dark. Ex-cop turned private eye Jack Nightingale is used to dealing with tricky situations. He's faced down the powers of hell a couple of times, too. In this new short story, he's called in to help a policeman who's lying at death's door. The doctors can't work out what's wrong. But the dying man's colleagues swear blind that he was cursed by a gypsy during the Dale Farm clearance. And Nightingale could be his only hope.

  • Still Bleeding

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
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    Supernatural detective Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate a case of stigmata. A young girl is bleeding from her hands and feet and claims to be talking to the Virgin Mary. But Nightingale soon realises that all is not as it seems - and the girl is in mortal danger.

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