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Dead Men (Dan Shepherd #5)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  425 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd knows there are no easy solutions in the war against terrorism. When a killer starts to target pardoned IRA terrorists, Shepherdmust put his life on the line to protect his former enemies. Whilehe is undercover in Belfast, a grief-stricken Saudi whose two sons died under torture in the name of the War on Terror is planning to avenge the...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 28th 2008 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published January 24th 2008)
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Love Stephen Leather and his creation "Spider".

Not the best of his books, but good all the same - if you like this sort of thing, of course.
A great mystery. Will be adding more of Stephen Leather's books to my reading list in the future.
Richard Mulholland
Brilliant, as always
Stephen Leather is one of my favourite writers for a reason, and this is a perfect example of why. Despite having a slightly slow start, this book captivated me, asked hard questions and entertained all in equal measure. Once I picked this up, I didn't put it down. As usual for Leather, a brilliant Four Stars

Plot: Four Stars

As I said earlier, this book does start off a little bit slow, mainly because he spent too much time setting it all up, with the vengeful saudi and the IRA event at the begi...more
I do enjoy Stephen Leather's Dan Shepherd series, although I admit it's partly because I have a relatively new-found appreciation of British authors. A couple of years ago, our son married a wonderful woman who is England-born; she came to this country from South Africa, bringing with her that beautiful English accent and quite a number of words, phrases and spellings that are much more familiar to me now.

Besides that, the books are just doggone good. As always, "Spider" Shepherd must deal with...more
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I was thoroughly pleased to see that the level of the first Shepherd book in the series has finally been reached if not surpassed! After the last two, which were sub-par for me, this one is faster-paced, has less distractions and has a great focussed plot which keeps you reading and guessing. I must admit that I felt a 'here we go again' moment when the second sub-plot was introduced involving a hit man on Yokely and Button's case, but the two stories worked effortle...more
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This series just gets better and better, can't wait to read the rest.
Another great one, but only 4 stars as there was nothing that really jumped out and grabbed you as there has been in some of the others.

However, what I did get was that sense of impending doom that almost made me not want to read on because I was worried about what was going to happen next. But of course I read straight on!

Great writing as ever, but my favourite character has to be Richard Yokely, he's written him perfectly.
Well written, easy read featuring under-cover agent Dan Shepherd. There are two seperate strands to the plot which have very little relationship to each other. The central plot places Dan in Belfast trying to discover who is carrying out the revenge murders of ex-IRA convicted killers freed under the Good Friday Agreement. The second unrelated plot is obviously setting the stage for the sequel to this book. Overall an excellent summer read.
Allan Batchelor
Was ok but not as good as some in the series
Geoff Woodland
Well plotted – enjoyable story that built up to the climax – stayed awake to too long as I wanted to know the ending - Mr Leather never fails to produce the goods
Carl Snelgrove
Another cracking Spider Shepherd novel. Again inter-twining several plots brilliantly without losing the flow of the overall book. A great read
Thoroughly enjoyed my first taste of this author, I look forward to reading more of Dan 'Spider' Shepherd in the future!
One of these books that someone passes you at work....bit far fetched at times ....a lot of bullet dodging stuff
Excellent Book, Well Written. Great Suspense!
Ok but lost me towards the end..
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Stephen Leather was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series. For much of 2011 his self-published eBooks - including The Bestsell...more
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