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  1. Bettie Bettie says:

    Description Dan Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line Working for an elite undercover squad, he s lied, cheated, and conned in order to bring Britain s most wanted criminals to justice But when a powerful drug lord starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd has no choice but to go undercover in a high security prison a world where one wrong move will mean certain death As Shepherd gambles everything to move in on his quarry, he soon realizes that the man he s hunting isDescription Dan Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line Working for an elite undercover squad, he s lied, cheated, and conned in order to bring Britain s most wanted criminals to justice But when a powerful drug lord starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd has no choice but to go undercover in a high security prison a world where one wrong move will mean certain death As Shepherd gambles everything to move in on his quarry, he soon realizes that the man he s hunting is fardangerous than the police realize and that he s capable of striking outside the prison walls and hitting Shepherd where it hurts most.Opening Trish Elliott ran her hand across her stomach for the hundredth time since she d left the doctor s surgery It didn t feel as if there was a new life growing inside her it was far too early for any movement or kicks, for the baby to make its presence felt But Trish had known straight away this time, after years of trying, she was pregnant The third pregnancy test had confirmed what her body had been telling her.The story opens out on an armed robbery at Gatwick Airport The action is tough yet not gratuitously described in detail In a way, it s a bit like this view spoiler hide spoiler but a hell of a lot tougher, and without the hilarious wordplay.An eye scorcher of a read, especially when the who dares wins gang comes into play, no wonder Leather s books are popular with inmates Trivia As part of the research for Hard Landing he spent a day inside Belmarsh Prison in South London Whilst there, he discovered that his books were very popular in the prison library Read Belmarsh Prison, London The Listener scheme is a peer support service which aims to reduce suicide and self harm in prisons Samaritans volunteers select, train and support prisoners to become Listeners Listeners provide confidential emotional support to their fellow inmates who are struggling to cope.The first Listener scheme was introduced at HMP Swansea in 1991 Now, nearly every prison in England, Scotland and Wales has one There are an increasing number of Listener schemes in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland too Last year there werethan 1500 Listeners in prisons across the UK and Ireland and over 74,000 requests for support from the prison population. Read


  2. Monnie Monnie says:

    I admit to having a hard time getting into this one, the first in author Stephen Leather s series featuring undercover agent Dan Spider Shepherd In large part, that s because the author is British, and all of us Yanks know the British have trouble spelling words like colour and have other rather funky terms for some items a boot here is made for walking, not looking in to find a spare tire Fortunately for me, I ve got a wonderful daughter in law who speaks British, so I had a bit of a I admit to having a hard time getting into this one, the first in author Stephen Leather s series featuring undercover agent Dan Spider Shepherd In large part, that s because the author is British, and all of us Yanks know the British have trouble spelling words like colour and have other rather funky terms for some items a boot here is made for walking, not looking in to find a spare tire Fortunately for me, I ve got a wonderful daughter in law who speaks British, so I had a bit of a head start in the interpretation department Still, at least once a chapter I ran across some term that gave me pause.The other problem I have with this book is that most of it takes place inside a high security prison although I ve become a huge fan of the new TV show Alcatraz, generally speaking, life inside the walls doesn t interest me a whitlike scares the bloody hell out of me see, I really have picked up a bit of that British lingo But once I got beyond all that, the plot, and the character, grabbed my attention and the was hard to put down Now, I m looking forward to readingat last count I found seven, so this could take a while


  3. Shannon D Duprey Shannon D Duprey says:

    I bought this book because I got it for a bargain and I don t regret buying it It s very fast paced and it kept me entertained Well Done I am off buying the next book Stephen leather is one of the best writers If you enjoy thriller, you will like the book.


  4. Sara Sara says:

    When JK Rowling calls your behavior shameful , there is no way any halfway decent person will purchase your book.


  5. ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥ ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥ says:

    After reading Soft Target and loving the action pace of the book, I decided to give this series a go And here, after finishing the first book I found that it s no different This first book of the Dan Shepherd series lay the grounds for his character He s a SAS trooper who moved to undercover job to satisfy his wife And because he s an adrenaline junkie he can t refuse any assignment even when it comes to his family He is assigned to work undercover as Bob Macdonald in a Cat A prison, wh After reading Soft Target and loving the action pace of the book, I decided to give this series a go And here, after finishing the first book I found that it s no different This first book of the Dan Shepherd series lay the grounds for his character He s a SAS trooper who moved to undercover job to satisfy his wife And because he s an adrenaline junkie he can t refuse any assignment even when it comes to his family He is assigned to work undercover as Bob Macdonald in a Cat A prison, where the hardest of criminals rule everything on the inside That means, he has to be in character 24 7 so any slip would mean his life.I can t find fault with Stephen Leather s style of writing He makes writing a thriller like watching an action movie if not better That combined with his vivid description of the situations so brilliantly that it makes it so effortless.Although I still prefer Soft Target because it was a bitcomplex and fast paced but I overlooked this book because it was like an introduction of Shepherd s life However, I know this series is getting better


  6. Heather Heather says:

    Wow The most exciting book I ve read this year The story is about an ex SAS soldier turned undercover policeman who infiltrates a prison to bring down a drugs baron Dan Spider Shepherd, to quote the book, has balls of steel and is an excellent main character, walking the tightrope between hard man and human being with feelings very well The writing is excellent, clear, concise and on the edge of your seat I gripped my Kindle so hard while reading this book it almost snapped in two It doe Wow The most exciting book I ve read this year The story is about an ex SAS soldier turned undercover policeman who infiltrates a prison to bring down a drugs baron Dan Spider Shepherd, to quote the book, has balls of steel and is an excellent main character, walking the tightrope between hard man and human being with feelings very well The writing is excellent, clear, concise and on the edge of your seat I gripped my Kindle so hard while reading this book it almost snapped in two It does contain a lot of police, prison and SAS procedure but as I have an interest in these areas I found it all fascinating while some people might not.I am making it my mission to read all this author s books, including the entire Spider Shepherd series I particularly enjoyed it because I have a soft spot for a soldier


  7. Gary Gary says:

    This is the first book in the Dan Shephard series by author Stephen Leather Little did I know when I started this series that it would become one of my favourite action series and in my opinion rate alongside Lee Child,s Jack Teacher books Great characters that grow with every book in the series, excellent stories complete staunchly plots A series well worth reading and even better if read in order.


  8. Martin Cooper Martin Cooper says:

    A very good thriller that pulls you in from the start and forces you to just read a fewchapters before you put the Kindle down I learnt a few things about prison life I did not know and shall be checking out the other books in the series.


  9. James Cridland James Cridland says:

    I bought this after reading and enjoying The Basement.A good thriller cleverly written, some nice twists and turns, and rather well done Atmospheric, very craftily written, and believable too all the best elements of a decent thriller Nicely done.


  10. Dianne Dianne says:

    A tense thriller, which I read in one sitting It is set in the maximum security prison Sheldon remand section Bob Macdonald caught in the act of armed robbery during which a policeman is shot refuses to co operate in any way He has a completely clean sheet, with nothing on file photo, fingerprints, DNA To say anywill be a spoiler.


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Hard Landing [Reading] ➸ Hard Landing By Stephen Leather – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 t 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 Playing his role to perfection, Shepherd gambles everything to move in on his quarry only to realise that the man he is set to trap is even dangerous than the police anticipated.