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    • The Chinaman

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great plot idea, but...

    • By Robert on 08-11-07

    Regular price: $25.45

    • The Sandpit

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Who was Dan "Spider" Shepherd before he signed up as an undercover cop and began working for MI5? The Sandpit rewinds with an action-packed rollercoaster to his days in the SAS.... Dan Shepherd and his SAS team are sent into the badlands of Afghanistan to train the rebels who are battling Taliban fanatics. But what starts as a training mission in The Sandpit rapidly turns into a life or death struggle with Shepherd and his team very much in the firing line.

    Regular price: $27.17

    • Light Touch

    • The 14th Spider Shepherd Thriller
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another good Spider Shepherd book

    • By Lina on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Bag Carrier

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Daniel Hoffman-Gill, Homer Todiwala
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A dead body in the prayer hall of a mosque isn't the best start to the day for anyone. But for Detective Inspector Harold Porter it's all in a day's work. The problem is that DI Porter has been given a new partner - a young Muslim detective by the name of Mohammed Salim Nasri. Nasri and Porter are both British and both cops, but they look at the world - and the case - from completely different viewpoints. And when that case includes Islamic terrorists and knife-wielding fanatics that can only mean problems. 

    Regular price: $23.34

    • Private Dancer

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Jilly Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Thailand 1996. The Year of The Rat. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok go-go bar and meets the love of his life. Joy is the girl of his dreams, young, stunningly pretty, and one of the Zombie Bar's top-earning pole dancers. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs, and deception, as Pete discovers that his very own private dancer is not all that she claims to be. And that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • right on the money <br />

    • By jackrabit on 05-16-15

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Last Man Standing

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Friendships forged in the heat of combat can be stronger than anything. So when SAS trooper Matt Standing is told that the former Navy SEAL who saved his life is in trouble, he doesn't hesitate to go to his aid - even if that means flying halfway around the world to Los Angeles. Navy SEAL-turned-bodyguard Bobby-Ray Barnes has been accused of killing the man he was supposed to be protecting. Three other bodyguards were also killed, and now Bobby-Ray is on the run. The dead client was a Russian oligarch with connections to the Kremlin. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Wrong Turn

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Somewhere along Route 74, Jack Nightingale takes a wrong turn, ending up at a nightmarish convention for serial killers. When things start getting out of hand, Nightingale has to step in to stop more blood being shed.     

    Regular price: $2.28

    • The Vets

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Hong Kong: The British administration is preparing to hand the capitalist colony back to communist China with the minimum of fuss. But Colonel Joel Tyler has other plans for the British Colony, plans which involve four Vietnam War veterans and a spectacular mission, making use of their unique skills. Vietnam was the one thing the four men had in common before Tyler moulded them into a team capable of pulling off a sensational robbery. But while the vets are preparing to take Hong Kong by storm, their paymaster, Anthony Chung, puts the final touches on an audacious betrayal.

    Regular price: $19.20

    • Spider Shepherd: SAS

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    This collection of stories goes back to Dan “Spider” Shepherd’s SAS days, and the missions that shaped him. From his training in the welsh hills and the jungles of Belize, through to his early missions in Sierra Leone and the Middle East, these nine stories chart his rise through the SAS, and his involvement with the elite Sabre Squadron. Along with his comrades Jimbo, McKay and Geordie, Spider puts his life on the line on active duty…and sows the seeds of his future career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Daniel on 04-24-15

    Regular price: $23.55

    • Short Range

    • The 16th Spider Shepherd Thriller
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Dan 'Spider' Shepherd's career path - soldier, policeman, MI5 officer - has always put a strain on his family. So he is far from happy to learn that MI5 is using teenagers as informants. Parents are being kept in the dark and Shepherd fears that the children are being exploited. As an undercover specialist, Shepherd is tasked with protecting a 15-year-old schoolboy who is being used to gather evidence against violent drug dealers and a right-wing terrorist group. But when the boy's life is threatened, Shepherd has no choice but to step in and take the heat.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • San Francisco Night

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Jack Nightingale fights his battles in the shadows - in the grey areas where the real world meets the supernatural. But when he arrives in San Francisco to take on a group of Satanists bent on opening a doorway to hell, the danger is out in the open and all too real. The Apostles - a Satanic coven using murder and torture to pave the way for a demon to enter the real world - realise that Nightingale is on their tail and unleash their own brand of monsters to take him down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jack Nightingale Rules The Night

    • By Mary Ellen on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Hungry Ghost

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Geoff Howells, a government-trained killing machine, is brought out of retirement and sent to Hong Kong. His brief: to assassinate Chinese Mafia leader Simon Ng. Howells devises a dangerous and complicated plan to reach his intended victim - only to find himself the next target.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hong Kong Thriller

    • By Don on 02-29-08

    Regular price: $26.71

    • Dead Drop

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Dan 'Spider' Shepherd shifted position slightly, trying to ease the pressure from the rocks beneath him and the ammo belt pressing into his chest. He lay prone, scanning the terrain through his sniper scope." After the Taliban unleash an attack on a military checkpoint, Spider Shepherd suspects foul play. He was too late to stop the attack, but he’s determined to find out how they knew where to strike. With the help of a local boy named Karim, he decides to investigate.

    Regular price: $3.19

    • Rough Justice

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 7
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Villains across London are being beaten and killed by vigilante cops. Crime rates are falling, but the powers that be want Dan “Spider” Shepherd to bring the wave of rough justice to an end. Shepherd is never comfortable investigating cops, but working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency means he has no choice. He goes undercover with an elite group of officers at the sharp end of policing, risking their lives daily on the worst streets in the Capital.

    Regular price: $16.41

    • Tennessee Night

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When Jack Nightingale learns that there is a mysterious list of children who are at risk, he takes the case, spurred on by the fact that he knows one of the names, and that makes it personal. His investigation brings him up against a demon from hell who is being used on a mission of revenge. But if Nightingale is to save the children, and his own soul, he’ll need help from an old adversary. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rushed audio, poorly edited, but good book.

    • By Robert Lanckton on 03-11-19

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Long Shot

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    The plan is so complex, the target so well protected that the three snipers have to rehearse the killing in the seclusion of the Arizona desert. Cole Howard of the FBI knows he has only days to prevent the audacious assassination. But he doesn’t know who the target is or where the crack marksmen will strike. Former SAS sergeant Mike Cramer is also on the trail, infiltrating the Irish community in New York as he tracks down Mary Hennessy, the ruthless killer who tore his life apart.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-03-18

    Regular price: $19.07

    • New York Night

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Teenagers are being possessed and turning into sadistic murderers. Priests can't help, nor can psychiatrists. So who is behind the demonic possessions? Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate and finds his own soul is on the line.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I have enjoyed this series.

    • By tawandasue on 11-22-17

    Regular price: $19.82

    • Blood Bath

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Supernatural detective Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate a series of bloody deaths in a struggling Brighton hotel. The suicides of six women in room six is too much of a coincidence for Nightingale and he is soon on the trail of a bloodthirsty demon.

    Regular price: $3.09

    • Takedown

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When a British Special Forces soldier goes rogue, ex-MI5 controller Charlotte Button is hired to work out what his plan is and to take him down before he can carry it out. When the man returns to the UK, it looks like the threat will be a lot closer to home. Charlotte puts her best man on the case - hitman Lex Harper. It's up to Lex to get to the soldier before he carries out what could be a massive terrorist attack. But Charlotte has her own problems - someone has broken into her safe deposit box, and she must work out who is after her and what they want.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible

    • By Loretta Jones on 07-17-19

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Nightingale 2

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Paul Thornley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The second book of short stories featuring supernatural detective Jack Nightingale, who fights his battles in the shadows, in the grey areas where demons and monsters seek their prey, where one mistake can cost him his life - or worse. In this collection of nine short stories, Nightingale matches wits against haunted houses, serial killers back from the dead, disturbed spirits, demon dolls and monsters from hell.

    Regular price: $24.10

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