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Leather, Stephen

Overview
Works: 167 works in 815 publications in 12 languages and 17,284 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Adventure stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction  Spy stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6062.E27, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Leather
The Chinaman by Stephen Leather( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jungle-skilled, silent and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. His family suffered for his past and when they were killed, the Chinaman went back to war to take revenge on the men who took their lives
The vets by Stephen Leather( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member 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 )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member 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
Nightfall by Stephen Leather( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Nightingale left the force and became a private investigator. But is struggling to cope. That is, until he inherits a mansion in Surry from a man who turns out to be his biological father. A father who, it appears, killed himself in the middle of a magic circle when he was unable to reverse a deal he did with a demon
Dead men by Stephen Leather( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former SAS trooper turned undercover cop Dan Spider Shepherd knows 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
The fireman by Stephen Leather( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member 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
Midnight by Stephen Leather( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Nightingale found it hard enough to save lives when he was a cop. Now he needs to save a soul his sister's. But to save her he has to find her, and they've been separated since birth. When everyone Jack talks to about his sister dies horribly, he realises that someone, or something, is determined to keep them apart
Hot blood by Stephen Leather( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member 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
Soft target by Stephen Leather( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a group of armed police in an elite unit turn maverick and start to rip off drug dealers at gunpoint, undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd is given his most dangerous mission so far. Shepherd is ordered to infiltrate the tight-knit team, to gain their confidence and, ultimately, to 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. And the job couldn't have come at a worse time for him. As Shepherd finds himself in the firing line, he has to decide exactly where his loyalties lie
Live fire by Stephen Leather( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A group of home-grown Islamic fundamentalist fanatics embark on a campaign of terror the like of which Britain has never seen. Car bombs and beheadings are only the prelude of what they have planned and Dan 'Spider' Shepherd returns, the only man who can stop them." - - Provided by publisher
White lies by Stephen Leather( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line -- for his friends and for his job with MI5. So when one of his former apprentices is kidnapped in the badlands of Pakistan, Shepherd doesn't hesitate to join a rescue mission. But when the rescue plan goes horribly wrong, Shepherd ends up in the hands of al-Qaeda terrorists. His SAS training is of little help as his captors beat and torture him. Shepherd's MI5 controller Charlotte Button is determined to get her man out of harm's way, but to do that she's going to have to break all the rules. Her only hope is to bring in America's finest -- the elite SEALs who carried out Operation Neptune Spear -- in a do-or-die operation to rescue the captives"--
False friends by Stephen Leather( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most wanted man in the world is dead. Now those loyal to him seek revenge. When Navy Seals track down and kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, it's obvious there was a traitor on the inside. After the false friends are revealed to be two British students, Malik and Chaudhry - former Islamic fundamentalists recruited by MI5 - they become targets themselves. Dan 'Spider' Shepherd must teach the pair how to survive undercover with al-Qaeda closing in. But Spider is not used to playing the handler. And with the line between mentor and friend beginning to blur, and a terrorist plot putting thousands of lives at stake, can he protect everyone before it's too late?
Hard landing by Stephen Leather( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. But when a powerful drugs baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, he is given his most dangerous assignment yet
Nightmare by Stephen Leather( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Nightingale was a cop who quit his job over a little girl's death. He's saved his own soul from a devil, and now he's haunted by the cries for help of that same little girl. Is she trapped in eternal torment? Or are demons torturing and deceiving him in order to gain the ultimate prize? Nightingale will have to face down the powers of the police, south London gangs and Hell itself to find out
Rough justice by Stephen Leather( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villains across London are being beaten, crippled and killed by vigilante cops. Crime rates are falling, but the powers that be want Dan Spider Shepherd to bring the wave of rough justice to an end. Shepherd has always known that there are grey areas in the fight against crime. And that sometimes justice gets lost in the process
Hungry ghost by Stephen Leather( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Danish and held by 413 WorldCat member 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
True colours by Stephen Leather( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welathy Russians are being assassinated in London and MI5 assigns Spider Shepherd to the case. The assassinations arn't political - they're personal. Then asked by ex-colleagues to hunt down a former Taliban operative, Spider is forced to decide between his sense of justice and his job. -- Blurb
Pay off by Stephen Leather( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does a wealthy Scottish financier set up a drugs deal with the IRA, jeopardize 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
The birthday girl by Stephen Leather( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 401 WorldCat member 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
Double tap by Stephen Leather( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-member of SAS, Mike Cramer is set up to replace a FBI agent who is on an assassins hit list. Ex-IRA extremist Dermot Lynch has Cramer on his own hit list; he wants to revenge his lovers death. Meanwhile Cramer trains for his most dangerous mission of his career to hunt down The Assassin, who is ice cool and accurate, an anonymous professional whose assassination trademark is one bullet in the head and one in the chest of his targets. Cramer is unaware that Lynch is closing in on him
 
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Alternative Names
Leather, Stephen

Lezers, Stīvens

Stephen Leather britischer Autor und Journalist

Stephen Leather Brits schrijver

Stephen Leather écrivain britannique

Stephen Leather scrittore britannico

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