Dan 'Spider' Shepherd, undercover detective and all-round hardpan, faces his toughest assignment yet as he infiltrates a top security prison, endangering not just himself but his family as well. The author has clearly enjoyed himself cranking up the moral ambivalence of the prison officers, making the lifers with nothing to lose even more hard-edged than is strictly necessary, and ensuring that the brutalising and dehumanising prison environment resembles a factory for manufacturing evil. Not perhaps the most original of plots, but prison life is as topical as ever and prison drama plays well, whether on the small screen or the printed page. Plus the author has form, so to speak, having written not just highly successful novels but also episodes of London's Burning and The Knock.
About the Author
Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers, an ebook and Sunday Times
bestseller and author of the critically acclaimed Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series and the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective novels. Before becoming a novelist he was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times
, the Daily Mirror
, the Glasgow Herald
, the Daily Mail
and the South China Morning Post
in Hong Kong. He is one of the country's most successful ebook authors and his titles have topped the Amazon Kindle charts in the UK and the US. His bestsellers have been translated into fifteen languages and he has also written for television.
You can learn more from Stephen's website, www.stephenleather.com, find him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/stephenleather.
Stephen also has a website for his Spider Shepherd series, www.danspidershepherd.com, and for his Jack Nightingale series, www.jacknightingale.com.