×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Fair Game
     

Fair Game

by Stephen Leather
 

See All Formats & Editions

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 they can chew.

One of the hostages has friends in high places and Spider Shepherd is put on the case. He goes

Overview

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 they can chew.

One of the hostages has friends in high places and Spider Shepherd is put on the case. He goes deep undercover in an audacious plan to bring an end to the pirate gang's reign of terror.

But as Shepherd closes in on his quarry he realises that there's much more at stake than the lives of the hostages and that the pirates are involved in a terrorist plot that will strike at the heart of London.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
When intelligence agencies get their wires crossed in Leather’s middling eighth action thriller featuring superhuman British spook Spider Shepherd (after 2010’s Rough Justice), Shepherd is forced to blow his cover inside a radical Irish terrorist cell to save another agent’s life. But the shadowy operative, who’s troubled by the limited time his job allows him with his teenage son, doesn’t have much time to brood. Concerns that an insider may be feeding information to Somali pirates linked to terrorists lead to an undercover assignment inside a British shipping company. When pirates in the Persian Gulf seize Katie Cranham, a goddaughter of the British prime minister, and hold her for ransom, Shepherd finds himself playing a key role in a daredevil rescue mission. Predictable twists, a psychologically thin lead, and a plot in which only bad guys die make for a disappointing read. (Jan.)
From the Publisher

"The story builds to a boil . . . It’s a grand finale that’ll have readers on edge. Nicely, and seemingly effortlessly, done."  —Kirkus Reviews on Cold Kill

"Leather has a gift for making pages fly by as bodies pile up, tension builds, and clues drop; effective, economical characterizations . . . captivate readers without hampering the rapid-fire narrative."  —Publishers Weekly on The Tunnel Rats

"Explores complex contemporary issues while keeping the action fast and bloody."  —Economist on Dead Men

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340924969
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Series:
Dan Shepherd Series
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers. Before becoming a novelist he was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shoveled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series and two of his books, The Stretch and The Bombmaker, were filmed for TV. You can find out more from his website, www.stephenleather.com.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews