Tall Order - Stephen Leather

Tall Order

By Stephen Leather

  • Release Date: 2018-07-12
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 71 Ratings

Description

Revenge is a dish best served cold. But patience can be a tall order.

He is one of the world's most ruthless terrorists, codenamed Saladin. He plans and executes devastating attacks and then, ghost-like, he disappears.

Ten years ago he blew a plane out of the sky above New York - and now he's killed dozens in a London strike.

But one of the latest victims is related to the acting head of MI5, who knows exactly who she wants on the case: Spider Shepherd.

Dean Martin, a psychologically damaged former Navy SEAL, is the only person in the world who can identify Saladin. But Martin was killed ten years ago - wasn't he?

Shepherd must find Martin and take him back to the killing fields on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Revenge on the world's most wanted terrorist is long overdue, and Shepherd is determined to be the one to deliver it . . .

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Praise for Stephen Leather

'A master of the thriller genre'
Irish Times

'As tough as British thrillers get . . . gripping'
Irish Independent

'The sheer impetus of his story-telling is damned hard to resist'
Sunday Express

Reviews

  • Tall order

    5
    By carefree42
    Loved it highly recommend
  • Tall Order

    5
    By keano16manu
    So good to have Spider back.
  • As always, brilliant

    5
    By Idmvaugusta
    I read the book in one sitting and enjoyed every minute. Can't wait for next book!
  • Tall order

    4
    By frazer27
    Good book, ending predictable
  • The Missing Spider

    3
    By Spider-fan74
    Really good book but if you’re looking for an out and out thrill ride with Dan “Spider” Shepherd at the helm then this is not the book for you. Far too much Lex Harper, Richard Yokely and Charlotte Button. By the time Spider gets into his stride the books nearly finished.
  • Spiders back

    5
    By Reviewer 53
    Dan “Spider” Shepherd returns in this gripping page turner, reduced to driving a computer following the murder of his former boss, Dan is not a happy man. But as circumstances develop so the rest of the characters that we have come to recognise step into the story. Charlie Button, Patsy Ellis, Major Gannon, the lethal Lex Harper, and the shadowy sinister sociopath Richard Yokely, all play major roles, along with other previously seen and new characters. Author Stephen Leather has penned a masterpiece linking two plot lines separated by 10 years, a great piece of modern literature.