Tall Order - Stephen Leather

Tall Order

By Stephen Leather

  • Release Date: 2018-07-12
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings


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 . . .


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


  • Spiders back

    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.