International bestselling author Stephen Leather's first `Spider' Shepherd thriller `Hard Landing' is set inside Belmarsh Prison, a category `A' prison used for high-profile cases, including convicted terrorists. In this hardhitting tale, Shepherd, a former SAS trooper, is part of a deep undercover police squad tasked by the Home Office.
Using the cover of being on remand as a hardened armed robber, Shepherd must get close to his mark, a notorious drug baron who continues to run his illegal operation from behind bars, harassing and killing witnesses to stop any trial. Shepherd must establish who is on the crime-lord's payroll, including inmates and prison officers, in this notorious top-security prison.
Be warned, this hard-man tale has a tear-jerking parting shot; so keep the hankies handy! WF
About the author: Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers, with more than two million books sold. His bestsellers, with include 10 books and seven short stories in the Spider Shepherd series, have been translated into more than ten languages. Before becoming a novelist he was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times and the Daily Mail. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series. Two of his books, The Stretch and The Bombmaker, were filmed for TV. [...]
As reviewed in the December/January 2013 issue of An Cosantóir (The Defender) The Irish Defence Forces Magazine by Sgt Wayne Fitzgerald - dfmagazine.ie - military.ie