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on 8 March 2009
Stephen Leather does not write bad novels, just those within the scale of good to very good indeed. This falls to the lower end of that scale but is still a solid thriller.
'Spider' Shepherd is an undercover officer who is inserted into the world of the bad guys, as illustrated in the previous books, all of which are worth picking up. Here Spider is after a bunch of British bank robbers who live in Thailand and commute to the UK for the occasional big bank heist. As Spider gets closer to the gang, there are a group of terrorists also planning something in London, and eventually their paths will cross.....
Although not quite up to previous standards this is not bad. The finish is a little hurried and there are a few moments where you do think "hang on, why didn't he..." but overall not a bad way to while away a few hours.