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Leather, Stephen

Works: 133 works in 740 publications in 11 languages and 16,350 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Young adult works  Spy stories  War stories  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6062.E27, 823.914
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Publications about Stephen Leather
Publications by Stephen Leather
Most widely held works by Stephen Leather
The Chinaman by Stephen Leather( Book )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 933 libraries worldwide
Terrorists and bombings are an old story to the police and the politicians; Nguyen is just a bothersome "Chinaman" demanding justice from a system he does not understand. But Ian Wood, a journalist whose trench coat smells of smoke and whiskey, sees the obdurate Nguyen as the key to the big story he so urgently needs. Wood gives him the name of a suspected terrorist leader, the entry to a treacherous world the Chinaman understands all too well. Belfast lawyer Liam Hennessy looks like a rugby player gone to seed. But he is one of the most powerful men in a terrorist network so out of control that even he does not know who is behind the bombs that are ravaging London. When the Chinaman appears in his office he cannot answer Nguyen's demands for the names of his family's assassins - and dismisses his threats. Undaunted, Nguyen unleashes a harrowing campaign of violence at Hennessy's Irish countryside farm. As the brutal bombings continue in London, a desperate Hennessy orders his most trusted aid to make a secret deal with the British that may yield the terrorists' identities. He also sends his beautiful, passionate wife, Mary, to the safety of London - and straight into her lover's arms
The vets by Stephen Leather( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 833 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 )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 690 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 )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 582 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
Nightfall by Stephen Leather( Book )
21 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 579 libraries worldwide
"You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale": They are words that ended his police career. Now Jack's a struggling private detective--and the chilling words come back to haunt him. Nightingale's life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion from a man who claims to be his father. It comes with a warning that Nightingale's soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his 33rd birthday--just three weeks away. Jack doesn't believe in Hell, but when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And that if he doesn't find a way out he'll be damned in hell for eternity
Dead men by Stephen Leather( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 571 libraries worldwide
The new Dan 'Spider' Shepherd novel from the author who is set to steal Andy McNab's crown
Hot blood by Stephen Leather( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 566 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
Midnight by Stephen Leather( Book )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Jack Nightingale is on the hunt for the sister he never knew he had. Just three days ago he did a deal with a devil to save his soul from burning in Hell. Now he's determined to rescue the only family he has from the same fate. As a private detective Jack's used to finding missing people. But tracking her down is no easy task. Every lead he follows seems to end in gruesome death, as someone, or something, tries to stop him succeeding. And even if Jack does find his sister, is her soul worth saving?
Soft target by Stephen Leather( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 547 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
Rough justice by Stephen Leather( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Villains across London are being beaten 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 is never comfortable investigating cops, but working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency means he has no choice. He goes undercover with an elite group of officers at the sharp end of policing, risking their lives daily on the worst streets in the Capital. And he has more hard decisions to make when his family is in the firing line
Live fire by Stephen Leather( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 libraries worldwide
Dan 'Spider' Shepherd returns in a new finger-on-the-pulse action adventure: if you like Andy McNab, you'll love Leather
Fair game by Stephen Leather( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Spider Shepherd is up against the most violent enemies he's ever encountered. Somali pirates have kidnapped the crew of a yacht in a brutal attack, and are demanding a huge ransom in return for the hostages. The pirates have chilling terrorist ambitions in the UK, and are making terrible plans to change the London skyline forever. Thousands of lives are on the line. Spider is sent to sea on an undercover mission to stop the pirates. But time is running out
True colours by Stephen Leather( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 440 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
Hard landing by Stephen Leather( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 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
Nightmare by Stephen Leather( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 420 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
False friends by Stephen Leather( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 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?
Hungry ghost by Stephen Leather( Book )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Danish and held by 412 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 birthday girl by Stephen Leather( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 412 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 )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 407 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
Double tap by Stephen Leather( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 393 libraries worldwide
The Assassin - the world's most successful contract killer. Ice cool, accurate and elusive. An anonymous professional with a unique calling card - one bullet in the head and one in the chest for each of his targets. An ex-member of the SAS, Mike Cramer is the perfect sacrificial bait. When the FBI discover the next name on the assassin's hitlist, Cramer is set up to take his place. But Cramer's past has caught up with him. Ex-IRA extremist Dermot Lynch blames Cramer for his lover's death, and he's out for revenge. As Cramer trains for the most dangerous mission in his career, Lynch hunts down his sworn enemy. And the unknown assassin silently closes in on his target. The players are in position for the final, deadly game
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Alternative Names
Leather, Stephen
Lezers, Stīvens
Stephen Leather britischer Autor und Journalist
Stephen Leather écrivain britannique
Stephen Leather scrittore britannico
Лизер, Стивен
Стивън Ледър
レザー, スティーヴン
English (264)
Spanish (22)
German (10)
Dutch (7)
Chinese (4)
Danish (3)
Bulgarian (3)
French (2)
Swedish (1)
Polish (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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