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Hot Blood

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Publisher's Summary

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. Shepherd and his former SAS colleagues realise that the hostage has been abandoned by the government. And with the execution deadline only days away, Shepherd knows that the only way to stop his friend being murdered is to put himself on the firing line in the most dangerous city in the world: Baghdad.

Warning: As title is an old recording, some listeners may find it hard to hear. Please check sample before purchasing.

©2007 Stephen Leather; (P)2007 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Barbara Vista, CA, USA 07-05-07
    Barbara Vista, CA, USA 07-05-07
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    "Poor Narrator"

    The narrator's breathing is so loud through his nostrils that it is distracting from the story. Could not finish the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A. J. McConachie So.Calif. 06-03-07
    A. J. McConachie So.Calif. 06-03-07 Member Since 2016
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    "A brilliant read. A Fantastic Military Thriller"

    I could not wait to down load this title!

    This is Stephen Leather's fourth book in the Dan "Spider" Shepherd series.
    Spider and three other former Sassmen, led by their old boss SAS Major Allan Gannon, must rescue fellow trooper Geordie Mitchell from a basement prison in Baghdad's most anti-Western sector in less than fourteen days or Geordie's head will be seperated from his body, while being video taped for all the world to see.
    Working against time and a group of extremist Islamic jihadist,who have already beheaded one prisoner,in the name of Allah, Spider and his team are on a mission almost impossible…

    Stephen Leather without a doubt, should be thrusting itself into attention in your audio library alongside Andy McNab, Vince Flynn, Frederick Forsyth, Nelson DeMille etal. Authentic...tersely written... salient traits, exciting stuff with plenty of heart palpitating action gingered up by mystery and intrigue.
    Audible better get more of Stephen Leather or Spider and his team will be at your door and SOON.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Lina 02-13-15
    Lina 02-13-15
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    "Another great story by Stephen Leather"

    Plenty of action in this story to get the reader/listener enthralled. Spider Shepherd at his exciting best. Terrorists, snipers, kidnappings and more. Very enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn 02-12-16
    Kathryn 02-12-16
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    "Sloooooow"

    I forced myself to finish this book. It isn't that it is a bad book or the narration is horrible - it is just that neither is very good. I have listened to the earlier books in this series and well, I am getting a little tired of the hero being such a lousy father, always making promises and not keeping them, putting his own desires and needs ahead of his motherless son. This isn't a hero. Personal life aside, in most books of this genera the good guys are generally better than anyone could possibly be. They are smarter, stronger, just a big quicker, better planners .... it is fiction ... But in this novel we have the head of the British SAS special unit going off with incomplete plans and bad plans at that. The good guys aren't smarter, faster and brighter they are bumbling along. In the end I didn't connect with the characters and the story moved so slowly that I easily turned it off for days before returning to it to try to finish it (this is not like me I normally get into a book and cant' turn it off). I really did try to give this series a try but this book was the nail in the coffin. The earlier books were better than this one but not great. There are better series out there (Jack Coughlin's Kyle Swanson, Alex Bernson's John Wells, Brad Taylor's Pike Logan ...) go enjoy them.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Richardmk
    Milton Keynes uk
    10/28/14
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    "Allahu Akbar!! A great listen."

    Another great addition to the Dan Shepherd series. This one takes us to Iraq, where one of Dan's old colleagues from the SAS has been kidnapped and will be executed within 14 days unless our hero can get there first.

    Great twists and down to earth characters. At times the book had me on the edge of my seat.

    Keep them coming Mr Leather,,,,

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Earnshaw
    5/16/16
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    "best one yet"

    I am a night wagon driver and hate doing 12/15 hr shifts but listening to this made the hours just go I didn't want to get back I was so in to this book awesome great story

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    8/3/15
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    "Great Story"

    Great Story yet again!

    Only downside is the dodgy accents! The Maj and the yank seem to merge for the end of the book!

    But still well worth a listen!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • pete boatman
    10/23/15
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    "Brilliant"

    A gripping story line that had me on the edge of my seat I just couldn't put my head phones down. Can't wait to download the next book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Clare C
    7/28/15
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    "Fast paced adventure."

    Another rip roaring adventure for Spider Shephard.
    The story twists and turns as Shephard works with his old SAS friends and puts his life on the line.
    Hard to put down towards the end. Can't wait to start the next book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Resham D
    Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
    7/20/15
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    "Another winner"

    Once you get hooked, your hooked. And glad I stumbled on to the Dan Shepherd series of books.

    Great story. Great narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/11/15
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    "Excellent listening"

    As always a Dan Shepherd quality listen. Decent story, well read.
    Don't restrict words required

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ricky
    8/21/17
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    "Another good one"

    Good story as allways character is strong and durable his adventures are as good as the first time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    7/7/17
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    "Another great story from Mr Leather"

    Great story, and great performance although not quite as I'm tune as the audio's by Paul Thornley that just seem to suit the Spider Shepherd character along with the supporting characters perfectly. Didn't stop me enjoying this though as it's very well read all the same!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    6/11/17
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    "heading optional"

    Another classic example of a great book ruined by a useless narrator. For some reason any female voice seemed to be in South African, you could hear the narrators heavy breathing throughout and he also keeps slipping out of accents?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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