takedown
Stephen Leather’s Spider Shepherd series has made him one of the UK’s top selling thriller writers.

His newest, Takedown, veers to a standalone, but retains the high action he’s known for, this time with a female protagonist.

Charlotte Button, ex-MI-5, has been seen before in Leather’s series, and is now tasked with taking out a rogue Special Forces soldier. He’s already hatched one deadly plot. What she needs to do if figure out his next plan and stop him before he can act.

She has help in the form of Lex Harper, who assembles a team who are capable of stopping the rogue soldier before the massive attack they fear he’s planned. Readers of the Shepherd series will know Lex, and here they’ll see another side to him.

Having these two previously seen characters in their own book brings a fresh look to this kind of adventure-filled thriller.

While this is whirling, Charlotte finds that two of three flash drives, hidden in secret places, have been stolen. Containing information on dirty government operations from the past, their loss means her life is on the line if they can get to the third. Who is after her and why?

The storylines are expertly woven in a satisfying read. If you are a fan of Leather’s work, don’t miss this one.

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