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Summary

The fourth book in the best-selling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series, from the master of the gritty action thriller Stephen Leather.

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, thrown into a basement and threatened with execution, 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 that officially nothing is being done to rescue him. And with the execution deadline only days away, Shepherd knows that the only way to stop his friend being murdered is to put himself in the firing line in the most dangerous city in the world - Baghdad. 

©2007 Stephen Leather (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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well narrated

it definitely keeps you engaged with all the characters. good humor with a gripping storyline.

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Enjoyed this enormously, narration excellent, great story which never slows. Definitely recommend this book. Excellent.

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Fast becoming my favourites.

Great in depth stories, character development is on point and the narration is first class.

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good book

good book and the good series looking forward to the next one is. no more to say.

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top notch

excellent as ever. twisting and turning every way.
looking forward to the next book 6

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good listening

sometimes you want to slot shepherd, and other times slap him on the back. go figure

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the best yet!

Brilliantly read by Thornley as the plot increases in intensity throughout the book. See Spider as he would have been on an SAS mission..... I'm going through the series in order and they keep getting better and better.

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  • 05-03-22

Depressing end

Great book with terrible ending!
I don’t understand why the writer decided to kill the hostage after rescue. Totally ruined it for me!