The Books - Stephen Leather

New York Night Teenagers are being possessed and turning into sadistic murderers. Priests can’t help, nor can psychiatrists. So who is behind the demonic possessions? Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate, and finds his own soul is on the line. First Response London is under siege. Nine men in suicide vests primed to explode hold hostages in nine different locations around the city, and are ready to die for their cause. Their mission: to force the government to release jihadist prisoners from Belmarsh Prison. Their deadline: 6 p.m. Today. Black Ops Spider Shepherd's MI5 controller, Charlie Button, has gone rogue, using government resources to get revenge on the men who killed her husband. Spider is told to betray her. Along with everything else, it's down to Spider to stop the assassination of a head of state on British soil. San Francisco Night Jack Nightingale fights his battles in the shadows – in the grey areas where the real world meets the supernatural. But when he arrives in San Francisco to take on a group of Satanists bent on opening a doorway to Hell, the danger is out in the open and all too real. The Apostles – a Satanic coven using murder and torture to pave the way for a demon to enter the real world – realise that Nightingale is on their tail. And unleash their own brand of monsters to take him down. White Lies Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line - for his friends and for his job with MI5. So when one of his former apprentices is kidnapped in the badlands of Pakistan, Shepherd doesn't hesitate to join a rescue mission. But when the rescue plan goes horribly wrong, Shepherd ends up in the hands of al-Qaeda terrorists. His SAS training is of little help as his captors beat and torture him. Last Night The fifth Jack Nightingale supernatural thriller from bestselling author Stephen Leather sees the legendary P.I. take on another nail-biting supernatural adventure. True Colours When an assassin starts killing off some of the world’s richest men, an oligarch with friends in high places seeks the protection of MI5. And Spider Shepherd is placed in the firing line. Nightshade In Jack Nightingale's world sometimes the only way to fight evil is with evil. A farmer walks into a school and shoots eight children dead before turning the gun on himself. And when the police search the man's farm they unearth evidence of dark Satanic practices. False Friends The most wanted man in the world is dead. Now those loyal to him seek revenge. When Navy Seals track down and kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, it's obvious there was a traitor on the inside. After the false friends are revealed to be two British students - former Islamic fundamentalists recruited by MI5 - they become targets themselves. Dan 'Spider' Shepherd must teach the pair how to survive undercover with al-Qaeda closing in. But Spider is not used to playing the handler. Nightmare What goes around, comes around. Jack Nightingale learned that as a cop and discovered that it was just as true in the world of the supernatural. His life changed forever on the day he failed to stop a young girl throwing herself to her death. Ever since, he's been haunted by thoughts that he could have done more to save her. Now her cries for help are louder than ever. Is she trapped in eternal torment? Can Nightingale put things right? Or are the forces of darkness torturing and deceiving him in order to gain the ultimate prize - his soul? Fair Game Kidnapping is one of the cruellest crimes – lives are put at risk for cold, hard cash. But when Somali pirates seize the crew of a yacht off the coast of Africa, they bite off more than they can chew. One of the hostages has friends in high places and Spider Shepherd is put on the case. He goes deep undercover in an audacious plan to bring an end to the pirate gang’s reign of terror. But as Shepherd closes in on his quarry he realises that there’s much more at stake than the lives of the hostages. Midnight Jack Nightingale has to save a soul – his sister’s. But to save her he has to find her, and they’ve been separated since birth. When everyone Jack talks to about his sister dies horribly, he realises that someone, or something, is determined to keep them apart. If he’s going to save her, he’s going to have to do what he does best – negotiate. But any negotiation with the forces of darkness comes at a terrible price. And first Jack must ask himself the question: is every soul worth saving? Rough Justice Villains across London are being beaten, crippled and killed by vigilante cops. Crime rates are falling, but the powers that be want Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd to bring the wave of rough justice to an end. He has to go undercover with an elite group of officers who are at the sharp end of policing, risking their lives daily on the toughest streets in the capital. But Shepherd has hard decisions of his own to make when his family is in the firing line. Nightfall You are going to Hell, Jack Nightingale.’ They are the words that ended Jack Nightingale’s career as a negotiator with the Metropolitan Police. But two years later, when Nightingale is a struggling Private Eye, the words come back to haunt him. Nightingale discovers that he was adopted at birth and that his real father, a confirmed Satanist, sold Nightingale’s soul to a demon from Hell. And on his thirty-third birthday – just weeks away – the demon is coming to claim its prize. Live Fire Mickey and Mark Moore are Ordinary Decent Criminals, hard men who live by their own code and leaders of a gang that has made millions at the point of a gun. But when Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd is sent to infiltrate the tightly-knit team of bank robbers, he discovers that he has more in common with them than he first thought. And that perhaps being a career criminal isn’t the worst thing in the world. Dead Men Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd has always known that there is no black and white in the war against crime and terrorism. The former SAS trooper turned undercover cop has always operated in the grey areas, putting his life on the line to keep the public safe from harm. But even Shepherd is surprised to discover that his latest mission is to protect the men who once wanted him dead. In August 1996, five masked men brutally murdered an RUC Special Branch officer in front of his young wife and toddler son.  Hot Blood Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. It goes with the turf when you’re an undercover cop. But when the man who once saved his life is kidnapped in the badlands of Iraq, thrown into a basement and threatened with execution, Shepherd has to decide whether his loyalties lie with his country, his career, or his friend. Cold Kill 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. Soft Target There’s only one thing more dangerous than a corrupt cop, and that’s a corrupt cop with a gun. When an elite armed police unit appears to have gone maverick, Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd is sent in to the firing line. And as he starts to investigate fellow cops, he has to decide where his loyalty lies. To his colleagues, his masters, or his family. . . . . Hard Landing Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line as a detective in an elite undercover squad. But when a powerful drugs baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd faces his most dangerous assignment yet – going undercover in a top security prison, where one wrong move will mean certain death. . . . The Eyewitness Jack Solomon is a messenger of death. Working in the fractured remains of Yugoslavia, his task is to identify the victims of ethnic cleansing and to tell families that their loved ones are never coming home. Years of working in the killing fields have desensitised the former London policeman to the horrors of war, but when a truck containing twenty-six bodies is pulled from a lake, Solomon is unable to walk away from the case. He sets out to track down the only survivor of the massacre, a young girl on the run from the killers. Tango One Den Donovan is Tango One, number one on HM Customs and Excise Most Wanted list. Rich, powerful, and never been caught, he's virtually untouchable. Which is why the authorities have to play by a new set of rules if they're going to catch him in the act. The Stretch When career criminal Terry Greene is sentenced to life for a murder he didn't commit, his wife has two choices. To walk away from the criminal empire he'd built up, or to take it over. To become as big a gangster as her husband ever was. The Bombmarker A former IRA bombmaker is forced out of retirement when her seven-year-old daughter is kidnapped. The ransom - to build the biggest bomb Britain has ever faced. The Tunnel Rats Two murders, thousands of miles apart: one in London, one in Bangkok. The bodies brutally mutilated: an ace of spades impaled upon their chests. Nick Wright is the detective trying to solve the mystery of the double killing The Solitary Man Chris Hutchison has to help an IRA terrorist escape from a Bangkok prison. But the DEA find out and use him as a pawn to bring down a top drugs baron based in the Golden Triangle The Double Tap Former SAS officer Mike Cramer is used as bait to trap the world’s most successful assassin. His method of killing - two shots at close range. And he’s never failed. The Birthday Girl War orphan Mersiha has a deadly secret in her past. And it comes back to haunt her adoptive family in America. The Long Shot The FBI races against time to stop an audacious assassination involving three long-range snipers. The Vets Four Vietnam War veterans are recruited for a daring robbery in Hong Kong. But all is not as it seems and the men realise they’re being set up for something much more sinister. The Chinaman A Viet Cong killer goes back to his roots to take on the IRA at their own game in the Ulster countryside. His mission - revenge. Hungry Ghost Ex-SAS hired killing machine Geoff Howells is brought out of retirement and sent to Hong Kong to assassinate a Chinese Mafia leader. But it isn’t long before Howells finds himself in the firing line. The Fireman A London journalist goes to Hong Kong to find out why his sister fell to her death. Was it suicide, or murder? Pay Off Why would a successful Scottish businessman endanger his family and friends to plunge deep into a world of drug-dealers, hit-men and call-girls? The answer is simple: revenge. For a cold-blooded murder.