Cold Kill (Dan Shepherd Mysteries) Book

Do you like your thrillers to increase your pulse rate.... but only slightly? And do you like your thrillers to leave you with a feeling that (in the end) everything is right with the world? Then avoid Stephen Leather--and such books of his as Cold Kill. Leather is not a writer who is particularly interested in soothing the reader--but for those of us who like to tackle thrillers that seem to be genuinely engaged with the modern world, he is essential reading. Reflecting the fact that crime is now a global industry, with major criminals hopping easily from continent to continent, this latest outing for Leather’s resourceful undercover operative Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd catapults him into a new role. Asylum seekers have been bringing fake euros into the UK in a scam organised by the Albanian Mafia, while Bangladeshi moneychangers handle the London logistics. At the same time, terrorist organisations are busily recruiting men and women who are able to move easily between Western countries without drawing any attention to themselves. And these new recruits are, of course, being handed lethal assignments that it's up to people like Dan to stop. Going undercover, he makes contact with a major Albanian criminal in France, and discovers that (for the right money) British passports are easily obtainable. Soon, Dan is on the trail of a suspected terrorist, and many lives will be at stake unless he can bring a major international conspiracy to a halt. Stephen Leather has long had the measure of fast moving thrillers such as this, and everything (including the pulse-pounding climax aboard a Eurostar train) is orchestrated with maximum finesse.--Barry ForshawRead More

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  • Amazon

    DI Dan Shepherd returns in a stunning new action thriller from bestselling author Stephen Leather.

  • TheBookPeople

    Even deadlier than terrorists ...are the men trying to stop them. People-smuggling, counterfeit currency 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 cross-channel train deep below the English Channel. With the clock ticking and the explosives primed, Shepherd and his colleagues have to decide just how far they are prepared to go to save innocent lives. And they realise that to avoid catastrophe, they have to be even more merciless than the terrorists.

  • Blackwell

    While investigating a crew of people-traffickers...Dan Shepherd discovers a cross-Channel currency-smuggling operation. Posing as a low-level criminal, Shepherd infiltrates the gang, befriending its London soldiers and establishing contact with...

  • BookDepository

    Cold Kill : Paperback : Hodder & Stoughton : 9780340834121 : 0340834129 : 14 Aug 2012 : Dan 'Spider' Shepherd returns in the third stunning action thriller from bestselling author Stephen Leather.

  • Waterstones

    Dan 'Spider' Shepherd returns in the third stunning action thriller from bestselling author Stephen Leather.

  • 0340834129
  • 9780340834121
  • Stephen Leather
  • 10 August 2006
  • Hodder Paperbacks
  • Paperback (Book)
  • 528

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