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The Good Jihadist [Paperback]

Bob Shepherd
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29 Mar 2012
Disillusioned SAS veteran Matt Logan is struggling on civvy street. The life he dreams of can be his - if he takes a private security job with the American commander who ended his military career. But when a seemingly random act of terror destroys everything Matt holds dear, the only way to settle the score is to sell his soul. Matt returns to the murky world of Black Ops. But this time, he's not part of an elite crew. To find and kill an elusive insurgent leader, he must go undercover in Pakistan to single-handedly unravel a jihadist network more complex than he realizes and closer than he knows. Stalked by fundamentalists and Pakistani intelligence, Matt ends up a pawn in a conspiracy to redraw the boundaries of global power; a secret war that is ripping a nation apart. But not the one he thinks...From ex-SAS soldier and bestselling author Bob Shepherd comes an action thriller torn from tomorrow's headlines. A heart-pumping journey through the breeding grounds of Islamic terrorism, The Good Jihadist combines the intrigue of a spy novel with all the adrenaline you'd expect from an elite warrior turned writer.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (29 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184739910X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847399106
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Bestselling author Bob Shepherd is an ex-SAS soldier and security advisor. During his twenty years of service with 22 SAS Regiment, Bob participated in the Oman campaign, the Iranian Embassy siege in London, The Falklands War, the first Gulf War and Bosnia. He left the Regiment in 1994 as a Warrant Officer and went to work on the international security circuit as an advisor to media, diplomats and VIPS. Bob's work in the private sector has taken him to some of the most volatile places on earth including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. He is a regular media commentator on security issues and has appeared on CNN International, BBC One, BBC World, BBC Radio and SKY News. For more information on Bob or to read his insights on security issues and politics, please visit his blog;

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'breathless...masterful...' --Military History Monthly

About the Author

Bestselling author Bob Shepherd is a security advisor and 20-year veteran of Britain's elite Special Air Service. With more than a decade and a half of private security work to his credit, he has successfully negotiated some of the most dangerous places on earth as both an SAS soldier and private citizen. Shepherd is a regular media commentator on security issues and has appeared on CNN International, BBC One, BBC World, BBC Radio and SKY News. He also shares his insights on security politics through his blog.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic Bob Shepherd book!!!!! 2 Aug 2011
This book is a real eye opener about the complexities of regions such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. Matt Logan is a member of the worlds finest special forces, the SAS. After events lead to him leaving the Regiment, he has the chance to join a private security firm and undertake black ops once more, but this means joining a group led by the American commander who eneded his SAS carreer. An horrific incident is the driving force behind Matt and this seeking of revenge leads him into a world where no one is who they seem to be and the lines in the sand are ever blurred.
Although a fictional book, using his 22 years in the SAS and his knowledge gained from around 17 years in the private security trade, Bob embeleshes his books with the kind of details and passion only gained from experience. I for one never knew there were more than one type of Taliban and that China has a massive vested interest in places such as Afghanistan. As with many great stories, you never really know who is on who's side and which people can or can't be trusted. I love the book, and if you enjoy it too, then get his first book 'The Circuit' and his second ' The Infidel'. The first is about his time in private security giving close protection to many media and VIP types and the second is his first fictional novel. I guarantee it will open your eyes to things you never knew went on. Fingers crossed there's many more to come.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another triumph for Shephard 24 Aug 2011
Bob Shephard has written another first class novel, this time set in Pakistan as we follow the story of disgruntled SAS veteran Matt Logan, who is hunting an insurgent leader tied to a horrific act of terror for which Matt is seeking revenge. Everything seems clear-cut at first, but he increasingly discovers this not to be the case and uncovers a conspiracy larger than he ever thought possible.

Shephard has again written a book that was impossible for me to put down, and is gripping and believable in equal measure. I got a sense (as with all of his books) that he has really lived the SAS life for real, and knows what he is talking about in regards to current affairs and security matters. His story-writing leads us to believe one thing and later reveal it to be another, which is always a mark of superb and skillful story-writing.

A much better read than Chris Ryan in every way!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evolution 14 Oct 2011
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This genre has been very successful and dominated by other special forces background people/ writers such as 'Ryan' and 'McNab'.
However for the main part those novels tend to fictional at all levels, very much a case of sit back and be entertained. What we are recieving from Robert Shepherd is the evolution of that format, fictional characters in very hazardous but factual environments.
And thats why this novel works so well as it feeds not only the need for a story with personalities you can believe and form relationships with but also it educates and provides clear thinking on dark subjects that are difficult and at the same time influential, often lying under the surface where they are not easily translated into a story line. And rarely touched on by mainstream media. Robert Shepherd manages this extremely well providing an adult real time theme with underpinning facts on the complexities of the Afghan / Pakistan border region. This sort of story cannot be simply thought up and penned into a novel, you have to have been there, operated there and survived there. Robert Shepherd has done that, resulting in an excellent novel.
Best yet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another amazing storyline! 23 Jan 2012
By Taff K
Another fantastic addition to the Bob Shepherd collection, and the best yet.
This storyline has everything you would expect from a Bob Shepherd novel, however, what separates this novel from the rest of the books in this genre are a number of factors.
Firstly, the underpinning background knowledge of the political situation in the region, which can only be fully understood by having 'boots on the ground' experience and remaining up to date and current by thorough research.
Secondly, an in depth knowledge of the world of covert intelligence agencies, special forces operations and the political power struggles that occur at the very highest levels.
Finally, the pace at which this plot twists and turns and keeps you turning the page is incredible.
But be warned, if you start this book and you are a slow reader, make sure you have a few days off work or do not have to get up the next day as once started, you will not want to put this down until the final page. The only problem then of course, is the agonizing wait for the next Bob Shepherd novel.
This is another gripping yarn that will have you on the edge of your seat and wishing for more at the end, like all great stories. The only good point is that you can also read `the circuit' and `the infidel', which are both equally as engaging, thought provoking and insightful.
Quite simply a master class in storytelling and I can't wait for the next installment!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 7 Aug 2011
By Clare
With its storyline being very much in the here and now, this gripping novel certainly hits the ground running and immediately grabs your interest.
I found it was a struggle to put 'The Good Jihadist' down, thanks to constant action and suspense and an excellent incorporation of first hand experience, that made the characters very believable. I will certainly look forward to the next instalment.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good story
Well constructed and with sufficient detail to keep me interested.Nice pace and of a satisfactory length to complete the story
Published 7 months ago by M S Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars The Good Jihadist
Terrific book as Bob Shepherd is such a good author.
Any book from Bob is a good read. Well done again,
Published 18 months ago by ericthered
5.0 out of 5 stars christmas present
Requested by my daughter- fan of his works.
She thoroughly enjoyed reading this book- it lived up to her expectations
Published 18 months ago by rita palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars The perception of Pakistan in the West
This is a must read for all Pakistanis........

If you want to know what the average Brit thinks about Pakistan at the moment, read on. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good contemporary page turner -
The depth of knowledge and experience of the author is evident in this very contemporary novel and I certainly effortlessly absorbed information about the politics of Afghanistan... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Avidreader
5.0 out of 5 stars Great action novel.
I bought this having previously read the first two Bob Shepherd books and I wasn't dissapointed. Bob Shepherd uses his Special Forces/Circuit experience and knowledge of the... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Gumo1965
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much confusing intrigue for me
The book appears well researched in terms of military matters and the author can tell a good story. However, I felt that the way he revealed key relationships between individuals... Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2012 by noheadjeff
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking read
If you have ever asked yourself why we are fighting in Afghanistan, then after reading The Good Jihadist you may have a much better idea! Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2012 by MJKW
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good
Another excellent book , good storyline and just the right amount of tension , would recommend Bob shepherd to any 1 that like a good plot
Published on 15 July 2012 by Mr. R. STEVEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Rip roaring read
Bob Shepherd delivers another exciting edge of seat adventure. Using all his expert knowledge and hard won experience in this war torn part of the world, Bob Shepherd exposes the... Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2012 by Harry Black
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