Most widely held works by Stephen Leather
The Chinaman by Stephen Leather ( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 835 libraries worldwide
Jungle-skilled, silent and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. He had watched helpless when his two eldest daughters had been raped and killed by Thai pirates. Now all that was behind him. Quiet, hard-working and unassuming, he was building up his South London take-away business. Until the day his wife and youngest daughter were destroyed by an IRA bomb. Then he began to ask the authorities who were the men responsible, what was being done - and was turned away, fobbed off, treated as a nuisance. Which was when the Chinaman, denied justice, decided on revenge and went back to war.
The vets by Stephen Leather ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Five Vietnam vets return to Southeast Asia for a daring mission that could make them all rich.
Cold kill by Stephen Leather ( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 523 libraries worldwide
"People-smuggling, counterfeit currancy and attempted murder. It's all in a day's work for undercover cop Dan 'Spider' Shepherd. But what starts as a run-of-the-mill investigation quickly turns into a matter of life and death when he uncovers a terrorist cell on a mission of death and destruction. The target: hundreds of passengers on a train deep below the English Channel." -- Back cover.
The fireman by Stephen Leather ( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Young, talented, in love with life - why should Sally have thrown herself 15 floors to her death? But as suicide is the verdict of the uncompromising Hong Kong authorities, Sally's brother, a London-based crime reporter, begins his own investigations.As he delves into the details of Sally's unaccountably opulent lifestyle and her mysterious work as a journalist, he is forced to recognise a very different girl from the fun-loving kid sister he remembers. He uncovers a trail that leads him through the decadent haunts of Hong Kong ex-pat society, the ruthless wheeler-dealing of international big-business and the violent Chinese mafia underworld - to an ultimate, shocking act of revenge.
Soft target by Stephen Leather ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 339 libraries worldwide
When a group of armed police in an elite unit turn maverick and begin ripping off drug dealers at gunpoint, undercover cop Dan Shepherd is given his most dangerous assignment yet. His orders are to infiltrate the tight-knit team, gain their confidence, and ultimately betray them. Facing men with guns is nothing new for the former SAS trooper, but it's the first time he's had to investigate his own. As Shepherd finds himself on the firing line, he has to decide exactly where his loyalties lie.
Dead men by Stephen Leather ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Former SAS trooper turned undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd knows that there are no easy solutions in the war against terrorism. But when a killer starts to target pardoned IRA terrorists, Shepherd has to put his life on the line to protect his former enemies. A grief-stricken Saudi whose two sons died under torture in the name of the War on Terror is planning to avenge their deaths by striking out at two people close to Shepherd. As the Muslim assassin closes in on his prey, Shepherd realises that the only way to save lives is to become a killer himself.
Live fire by Stephen Leather ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Mickey and Mark Moore are ordinary decent criminals -- hard men who live by their own code and leaders of a gang that has made millions at the point of a gun. But when Dan "Spider" Shepherd is sent to infiltrate the tightly knit team of bank robbers, he discovers that he has more in common with them then he first thought. And that perhaps being a career criminal isn't the worst thing in the world. As Shepherd and his Serious Organized Crime Agency colleagues plot the downfall of the Moore brothers, a more sinister threat stalks the streets of London: a group of home-grown Islamic fundamentalist fanatics embark on a campaign of terror the likes of which Britain has never seen. Car bombs and beheadings are only the prelude of what they have planned -- and Shepherd is the only man who can stop them.
Hard landing by Stephen Leather ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 288 libraries worldwide
As a detective working for an elite undercover squad, Dan "Spider" Shepherd has lied, cheated and conned in order to bring Britain's most wanted criminals to justice. When a powerful drugs baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd is given his most dangerous assignment yet. He has to go undercover in a top security prison - a world where one wrong move will mean certain death. Corrupt prison officers, lifers with nothing to lose, and hard men with something to prove are all gunning for Shepherd. The only way to survive is to play his role to perfection, twenty-four-seven, among criminals for whom violence is a way of life. As he gambles everything to move in on his quarry, he soon realises that the man he is set to trap is even more dangerous than the police anticipated. And that he is capable of striking outside the prison walls and hitting Shepherd where it hurts most.
Tango one by Stephen Leather ( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 286 libraries worldwide
In different parts of London, three recruits prepare for their first day at the Metropolitan Police's training centre at Hendon. Assist. Comm. Peter Latham announces plans that he wants them to join a team of undercover detectives who are targeting drugs.
Hot blood by Stephen Leather ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
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 save the life of his friend is to put himself in the firing line in the most dangerous city in the world -- Baghdad.
The eyewitness by Stephen Leather ( Book )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Jack Solomon is a messenger of death. Working in the fractured remains of Yugoslavia, his task is to identify the victims of ethnic cleansing and to tell the families that their loved ones are gone.
The birthday girl by Stephen Leather ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Tony Freeman rescued Mersiha when she was fighting for her life in war-torn Yugoslavia. Now she is his adopted daughter, the perfect all-American girl - and the past is another country. Or so it seems. But Mersiha has been trained to kill. And when she discovers that Freeman's company is subject to a sinister takeover bid, she decides to help. Whatever the risks. The consequences of her actions are lethal - for Mersiha has unearthed a conspiracy of terrifying proportions.
Pay off by Stephen Leather ( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Danish and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Why does a wealthy Scottish financier set up a drugs deal with the IRA? Jeopardise his career, endanger his family and lover by tangling with the East End underworld and a ruthless mercenary? The motive is simple: revenge for a cold-blooded act of murder. His adversary is a dangerous gangland boss whose connections stretch from the Highlands to London and beyond. More than a match for a newcomer, especially when his plans contain a fatal flaw, which will be discovered only when it is much too late...
The stretch by Stephen Leather ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
When career criminal Terry Greene is sentenced to life for a murder he didn't commit, his wife has two choices: to walk away from the criminal empire he'd built up, or to take it over. Samantha "Sam" Greene believes she has no choice. All the family's assets are tied up in the business and the family means more to her than anything else. As she is drawn into a world of drug-dealing and counterfeit money she asks herself - can she get her husband out of prison? And should she?
The bombmaker by Stephen Leather ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Ten years ago, Andrea Hayes was the best master bombmaker in the business. Young, beautiful and deadly, she was the favourite of her Irish republican masters. Then it all went wrong. Five children were killed, when disruption was all that was intended. It all became too much, and she turned away from her trade ... Now, a new Andrea Hayes lives a safe suburban life, with her loving husband and young daughter. Safe in the knowledge that her past is another country. But then her daughter is kidnapped and the past has come knocking.
Hungry ghost by Stephen Leather ( Book )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Danish and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Geoff Howells, a government-trained killing machine, is brought out of retirement and sent to Hong Kong. His brief: to assassinate Chinese Mafia leader, Simon Ng. Howells devises a dangerous and complicated plan to reach his intended victim - only to find himself the next target...Patrick Dugan, a Hong Kong policeman, has been held back in his career because of his connections - his sister is married to Simon Ng. But when Ng's daughter is kidnapped and Ng himself disappears, Dugan gets caught up in a series of violent events and an international spying intrigue that has run out of control.
The double tap by Stephen Leather ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Ex-member of the SAS, Mike Cramer is the bait to capture the world's most successful contract killer.
The long shot by Stephen Leather ( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 248 libraries worldwide
The solitary man by Stephen Leather ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Chris Hutchinson is a man on the run. Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Hutch escapes from a British maximum security prison and starts a new life in Hong Kong. Then a ghost from his past catches up with him, forcing him to help a former terrorist break out of a Bangkok prison,. Or face life behind bars once more. Meanwhile, the Drug Enforcement Administration wants to nail the vicious drug warlord responsible for flooding the States with cheap heroin. And decides to use Hutch as a pawn in a deadly game. Hutch's bid for freedom takes him into the lawless killing fields of the Golden Triangle, where the scene is set for one final act of betrayal.
The tunnel rats by Stephen Leather ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Two murders take place - one in London and one in Bangkok. Both bodies are maimed with an ace of spades impaled on their chests. British detective Nick Wright returns to the tunnels in Vietnam where the Americans fought the Viet Cong to discover the motive.
Adoptees Asia--Golden Triangle Assassins Battle casualties Bombings Brothers and sisters China--Hong Kong Conspiracy Dead--Identification Demonology Drug dealers Drug traffic Drug traffic--Investigation England--London Extortion Fathers and sons Female offenders Fiction Fugitives from justice Genocide Human smuggling Iraq--Baghdad Journalists Kidnapping Kidnapping victims Large type books Magic Murder--Investigation Northern Ireland--Belfast Organized crime Police Police corruption Prisons Private investigators Revenge Shepherd, Dan (Fictitious character) Southeast Asia Suicide Suspense fiction Talking books Terrorism--Prevention Terrorists Undercover operations United States Veterans Vietnam War (1961-1975) Women journalists Women terrorists Yugoslavia Yugoslav War (1991-1995)
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Greek, Modern (1)