Stephen Leather



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 102 titles

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    Thriller

    Aug-2018

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 15

    He is one of the world's most ruthless terrorists, codenamed Saladin. He plans and executes devastating attacks and then, ghost-like, he disappears.Ten years ago he blew a plane out of the sky above New York - and now he's struck again, killing dozen...

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    Thriller

    Jan-2018

    'The sheer impetus of his storytelling is damned hard to resist' Sunday ExpressSunday Times bestselling author Stephen Leather's latest edge-of-your-seat thriller.*****Vicky Lewis is a force to be reckoned with: not yet thirty and already crew manage...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2017

    Crimes are rare in Singapore but when there's one that has the police baffled, it is Inspector Zhang that they turn to. From locked-room mysteries to murders disguised as suicide, Inspector Zhang is able to draw on his experience as a detective along...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-2017

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    Thriller

    Jul-2017

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 14

    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 ...

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    General Fiction

    May-2017

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    General Fiction

    May-2017

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    Horror

    Apr-2017

    Supernatural detective Jack Nightingale is sent to investigate a haunted house. But he discovers that there is more than a ghost causing mayhem. The Mansion is a fast-paced supernatural story about 10,000 words long....

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2017

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2017

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    Thriller

    Mar-2017

    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 t...

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    Horror

    Mar-2017

    Jack Nightingale knows the dangers of doing a deal with a devil, but sometimes beggars can't be choosers. And when his nemesis Proserpine comes up from the bowels of Hell to ask for a favour, he has no choice other to help. Which is why the supernat...

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    Thriller

    Feb-2017

    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 Afghani...

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    General Fiction

    Jan-2017

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    General Fiction

    Dec-2016

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    Thriller

    Nov-2016

    Premier League footballer Gabe Savage is on the way to one of the most important matches of his life when he gets a phone call from his wife. She has been kidnapped along with their young son. And the message from her captors is brutal: ‘If your te...

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    Thriller

    Aug-2016

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 13

    When you're caught between two evils, only the most decisive will survive. The thirteenth book in action supremo Stephen Leather's Spider Shepherd series is his most pulse-pounding yet . . . A violent South London gang will be destroyed if Dan '...

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    Thriller

    Feb-2016

    From the bestselling author of the Spider Shepherd and Jack Nightingale series comes First Response, the awesome new thriller by Stephen Leather. London is under siege.Nine men in suicide vests primed to explode hold hostages in nine different locati...

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    Fantasy

    Nov-2015

    Jack Nightingale - 7

    WOULD YOU GIVE UP YOUR SOUL TO SAVE A CITY? 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 fi...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2015

    An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd before he joined the SAS. On active service as a paratrooper in war-torn Sarajevo in 1995, he realises that the SAS is where he belongs. This story is also available in the collection S...

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    Thriller

    Oct-2015

    An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd during his days in the SAS. In Planning Pack he is in the Arabian desert taking on a group of dangerous terrorists. The short story also appears in the collection Spider Shepherd: SAS ...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2015

    An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd on a mission to Nepal where he meets an SAS living legend. The short story also appears in the collection Spider Shepherd: SAS Volume 2....

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    Thriller

    Aug-2015

    Jack Nightingale was always happier dealing with criminal cases or even divorce than he was with matters of the supernatural. So when a client came with a simple request to uncover the meaning behind her father’s last words, he was happy enough to ...

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    Thriller

    Aug-2015

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 12

    Who can you trust if you can't trust yourself? Spider Shepherd's MI5 Controller, Charlie Button, has gone rogue, using government resources to get revenge on the men who killed her husband. Spider is told to betray her. Worse, he's asked to cooperate...

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    Fantasy

    Dec-2014

    Supernatural detective Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate a young girl who appears to be possessed by an evil spirit. My Name Is Lydia is about 10,000 words, about thirty pages, perfect if you have half an hour to spare. Stephen Leather is ...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-2014

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    General Fiction

    Dec-2014

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    Fantasy

    Dec-2014

    Supernatural detective Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate when an old man appears to have been hit by a train on an abandoned railway line. But there hasn't been a train there in more than fifty years. So what killed the old man? As Nightin...

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    Horror

    Dec-2014

    Jack Nightingale - 6

    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 ope...

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    Political Thriller

    Oct-2014

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 11

    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 the badlands of Pakistan, Shepherd doesn't hesitate to join a rescue mission.But when the ...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2014

    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: ...

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    Thriller

    Jul-2014

    A brand new Spider Shepherd short story, including an exclusive extract from the eleventh Spider Shepherd all action thriller, WHITE LIES, out 14 August 2014.When Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is called urgently to a remote UK RAF base, he has no idea of the...

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    Thriller

    Jun-2014

    Four short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of five of his bestselling thrillers.The short stories are: Rules of Engagement (where Spider Shepherd has to help a friend who is in serious trouble with the police), ...

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    Fantasy

    May-2014

    Supernatural detective Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate a series of bloody deaths in a struggling hotel. Blood Bath is a short story written by bestselling author Stephen Leather, accompanied by six more short stories written by fans insp...

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    Thriller

    Mar-2014

    An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd during his days on the SAS Escape & Evasion course. Mid-way through the exercise Shepherd realises that all is not as it seems - and his life is on the line.Narrow Escape is about 12,00...

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    Thriller

    Mar-2014

    An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd during his days in the SAS. In Personal Protection he is assigned as a bodyguard to a Middle Eastern ruler whose life is under threat.Personal Protection is about 13,000 words, about th...

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    Horror

    Dec-2013

    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 ...

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    Mystery

    Dec-2013

    Inspector Zhang is called in to investigate a murder where a doctor is knifed in a locked room. But nothing is as it first appears.The story is about 10,000 words, about thirty pages, perfect if you have half an hour to spare.Stephen Leather is one ...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2013

    An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd during his days as an SAS trooper in war-torn Sierra Leone.Hostile Territory is about 14,000 words, about thirty pages, perfect if you have half an hour to spare.Stephen Leather is one ...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2013

    An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd during his days as an SAS trooper in war-torn Sierra Leone. Rough Diamonds is about 12,000 words, about thirty pages, perfect if you have half an hour to spare. Stephen Leather is one o...

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    Thriller

    Oct-2013

    An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd during his days on the SAS selection course. Shepherd is tested to his limits - and is given his nickname.Natural Selection is about 14,000 words, about thirty pages, perfect if you hav...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2013

    An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd during his days as an SAS trooper. Shepherd almost dies on a training exercise off the Norwegian coast, but his life is on the line again when he is sent on an operation in Sierra Leone...

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    Thriller

    Jul-2013

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 10

    The Russian oligarchs are the world's new elite. They treat the world as their plaything, travelling without borders and living lives of unimaginable luxury without fear or restraint. But when an assassin starts killing off some of the world's riches...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2013

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    Action Adventure

    Jun-2013

    Three all-action short stories, including two brand new Spider Shepherd adventures. The collection also includes an extract from the tenth Spider Shepherd thriller, TRUE COLOURS, out 18 July 2013. One of the new Spider Shepherd short stories, Hard ...

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    General Fiction

    May-2013

    An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd during his days as an SAS trooper in Afghanistan. It’s 2002 and Shepherd puts his life on the line to help a 12-year-old boy get revenge on a murderous Taliban enforcer.Dead Drop is a...

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    Thriller

    Mar-2013

    Adrian is a Singapore-based stockbroker who flies to Thailand to blow off some steam. He takes every sexual opportunity offered to him in the Land Of Smiles, but before long he is bored by the endless chain of sexual partners. That's when he's offere...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-2013

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    Thriller

    Jan-2013

    Carolyn Castle is one of the most famous faces in the UK - a soap opera star known to millions. But when she witnesses a gangland killing she has to ask herself if her fame could be the death of her. The killer is charismatic gangster Warwick Richard...

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    General Fiction

    Dec-2012

    An action-packed short story featuring Dan “Spider” Shepherd during his days as an SAS trooper in Afghanistan. It’s November 2001 and Shepherd is sent on a dangerous mission to a Taliban stronghold on the trail of the most wanted man in the wo...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2012

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    Thriller

    Nov-2012

    Jack Nightingale - 3

    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’s haunted by Sophie’s cries for help. And when a gangbanger lyin...

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    General Fiction

    Nov-2012

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    Thriller

    Aug-2012

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 9

    The ninth book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series. 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 in...

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    Mystery

    Aug-2012

    Inspector Zhang goes to Harrogate to attend a mystery writers convention. But what was supposed to be a vacation turns into one of his most difficult cases when a famous writer is found dead in a locked room.This is a short story, just over 11,000 wo...

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    Romance

    Jun-2012

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    Thriller

    Jun-2012

    Four free short stories from bestselling author Stephen Leather, plus opening chapters of six of his bestselling thrillers.The short stories are: Breaking In (where a burglar gets more than he bargained for when he breaks into a London house), Strang...

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    General Fiction

    May-2012

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2012

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    Mystery

    Mar-2012

    Inspector Zhang of the Singapore Police Force is called in to what appears to be an open and shut case. A young woman has been killed during a burglary. The fingerprints on the murder weapon point to a well-known house-breaker. And his bite marks are...

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    Suspense

    Dec-2011

    New York is a city full of strangers. For NYPD detectives Turner and Marcinko, none are harder to figure out than the serial killer on the loose torturing and killing young women. In fact, right now, somewhere in the city, a woman is being held capti...

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    Thriller

    Dec-2011

    An exciting short story, part of the Jack Nightingale series by bestselling author Stephen Leather - thrillers with an occult twist.Jack Nightingale - lives in the shadows, fights in the dark. Ex-cop turned private eye Jack Nightingale is used to dea...

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    Thriller

    Dec-2011

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 8

    The eighth book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series. 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...

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    Thriller

    Dec-2011

    As a psychologist for the Los Angeles police department, Jamie Beaverbrook has seen it all. Or so he thinks until the night a full moon brings out the crazies, including Terry Ferriman. Trouble is, Terry isn't exactly crazy. But how else can the poli...

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    Mystery

    Oct-2011

    Would you kill to write a bestseller? Well Adrian Slater says that he’s prepared to do just that – and announces the fact in a creative writing class. Lecturer Dudley Grose is convinced that Slater is a psychopath and means what he says. But the ...

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    Mystery

    Jul-2011

    The inscrutable Inspector Zhang of the Singapore Police Force is Bangkok-bound on a passenger jet when a passenger is found dead in the first class cabin. But who killed him, and why? It's up to Inspector Zhang and his assistant, Sergeant Lee, to sol...

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    Mystery

    Jul-2011

    Inspector Zhang of the Singapore Police Force is called in when a huge consignment of narcotics vanishes from under the nose of Drugs Squad detectives. It's a locked room mystery that has the police baffled. But can Inspector Zhang crack the case?Thi...

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    Mystery

    Jul-2011

    Inspector Zhang of the Singapore Police Force is horrified when a woman falls to her death in front of him one evening. But what seems to be a simple case of suicide soon becomes a much more complicated affair and one that will test his detective ski...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2011

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    Science Fiction

    Feb-2011

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    Mystery

    Jan-2011

    Long-term Bangkok resident and former New Orleans cop Bob Turtledove has the knack of getting people out of difficult situations.So when a young man from Utah goes missing in Bangkok, his parents are soon knocking on Bob’s door asking for help.But ...

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    Thriller

    Feb-2010

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 7

    The seventh book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series. Villains across London are being beaten, crippled and killed by vigilante cops. Crime rates are falling, but the powers that be want Dan 'Spider' Shepherd to bring the wave of rough ...

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    Thriller

    Feb-2009

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 6

    The sixth book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series. Mickey and Mark Moore are Ordinary Decent Criminals - hard men who live by their own code and leaders of a gang that has made millions at the point of a gun. But when Dan 'Spider' Sh...

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    Thriller

    Feb-2008

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 5

    The fifth book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series. Former SAS trooper turned undercover cop Dan Spider Shepherd knows there are no easy solutions in the war against terrorism. But when a killer starts to target pardoned IRA terrorists, ...

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    Thriller

    Mar-2007

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 4

    Dan Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. It goes with the territory when you're an undercover cop. Now working for Britain's top anti-organized crime agency, Shepherd is pitting his wits against the toughest criminals in the country. But...

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    Thriller

    Aug-2006

    In different parts of London, three recruits prepare for their first day at the Metropolitan Police's training centre at Hendon. All three had succeeded in getting into the police in spite of weaknesses. But on their first day, the assistant commissi...

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    Thriller

    Apr-2006

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 1

    The first book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series. Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. Working for an elite undercover squad he has lied, cheated and conned in order to bring Britain's most wanted criminals to ...

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    Thriller

    Feb-2006

    Tony Freeman rescued Mersiha when she was fighting for her life in war-torn Yugoslavia. Now she's his adopted daughter, the perfect all-American girl, and it seems like her past is another country.But Mersiha has been trained to kill. And when she di...

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    Thriller

    Feb-2006

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 3

    EVEN DEADLIER THAN TERRORISTS... ARE THE MEN WHO'VE GOT THEM IN THEIR SIGHTS 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 in...

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    Thriller

    Feb-2006

    Two gruesome murders have occurred, and both victims have an ace of spades impaled on their chests. It is detective Nick Wright who, hunting for a motive, must return to Vietnam to unearth the secrets of the past....

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    Thriller

    Sep-2005

    'I don't know if it was love at first sight, but it was pretty close. She had the longest hair I'd ever seen, jet black and almost down to her waist. She had soft brown eyes that made my heart melt, long legs that just wouldn't quit and a figure to d...

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    Thriller

    Feb-2005

    Andrea Hayes was one of the IRA's most deadly killers. But when a misplaced bomb ripped apart a group of passing kids, she left all that behind her.Now, years later, she lives a quiet, suburban life with her husband and young daughter, and her days o...

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    Thriller

    Feb-2005

    A Dan Shepherd Mystery - 2

    The second book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series.There's only one thing more dangerous than a corrupt cop . . . and that's a corrupt cop with a gun.When a group of armed police in an elite unit turn maverick and start to rip off drug d...

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    Thriller

    Oct-2004

    Jack Solomon is a messenger of death.Working in the fractured remains of Yugoslavia, his task is to identify the victims of ethnic cleansing and to tell families that their loved ones are never coming home.Years of toiling in the killing fields have ...

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    Thriller

    Oct-2002

    Mike Cramer - 1

    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 ...

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    Thriller

    Jan-2002

    Mike Cramer - 2

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    Thriller

    Nov-2000

    As a big player in the 90s London underworld, Terry Greene has always made a priority of 'taking care of business' personally. Preston Snow was out of line. So the up-close-and-personal visit was in no way out of character.It was a messy hit. But the...

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    Thriller

    Jul-1997

    Chris Hutchison is a man on the run.Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Hutch escapes from a British maximum-security prison and starts a new life in Hong Kong. But a ghost from his past catches up with him and gives him a choice: help a former ...

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    Thriller

    1993

    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 spec...

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    Thriller

    Jan-1992

    Jungle-skilled, silent and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. He had watched helpless when his two eldest daughters had been raped and killed by Thai pirates. Now all that was behind him. Quiet, hard-working and unass...

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    Thriller

    Feb-1990

    When the young, talented Sally throws herself 15 floors to her death, the Hong Kong authorities give a verdict of suicide. But Sally's brother, a London-based crime reporter, refuses to accept this and so begins an investigation of his own....

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    Thriller

    Feb-1988

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    General Fiction

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    Thriller

    Set against the searingly evocative background of Hong Kong in the aftermath of Tiananmen Square, this novel sees a government trained agent brought out of retirement to assassinate a Chinese Mafia leader - only to find himself the next target....

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    General Fiction

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    Thriller

    Jack Nightingale - 2

    “Your sister is going to hell, Jack Nightingale.” Somehow, variations of that line keep former police negotiator Nightingale’s life careening in wild, unforeseen directions. This time, it is uttered by a dead woman hanging over a staircase, her...

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    Thriller

    Jack Nightingale - 1

    “You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale.” These are the words that ended Jack Nightingale's career as a police negotiator. Now a struggling private detective, the chilling words return with a vengeance when Jack inherits a mansion with a p...

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