Standing Strong - Stephen Leather

Standing Strong - Stephen Leather book cover

February, 2022. Russia invades Ukraine, the biggest attack on a European country since World War 11.

Matt ‘Lastman’ Standing and a crack SAS team are sent in to the war zone. Their mission - to help the Ukrainians defend their country from the Russian invaders.

But when Russian mercenaries begin committing atrocities and war crimes in occupied Ukraine, MI6 decides to change the rules of engagement.

Standing and his team are given new orders - to take out the Russian president, one of the most protected men in the world. It has all the makings of a suicide mission, but Standing is the last man to turn down a challenge.

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Standing Strong is the first of the Matt ‘Lastman’ Standing books that I have self-published. Hodder and Stoughton’s managing director Carolyn Mays cancelled the series shortly before she was herself let go. I hope the series will go from strength to strength. We’ll see.