Spider Shepherd by Stephen Leather
Spider Shepherd is the protagonist in a series of action-thriller/hardboiled mystery novels by British author Stephen Leather. Dan Shepherd, also known as “Spider,” is a former SAS trooper who is now a detective who works in an elite undercover squad.

Stephen Leather debuted his Spider Shepherd character with the novel Hard Landing, published in 2004. The series is currently ongoing. If you wish to read the series in chronological order, you might want to read the prequel novellas first. Below is a list of Stephen Leather’s Spider Shepherd books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Spider Shepherd Books


Hard Landing(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soft Target(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Kill(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hot Blood(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Men(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Live Fire(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rough Justice(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fair Game(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
False Friends(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
True Colours(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Lies(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Ops(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Forces(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Spider Shepherd Short Stories


Dead Drop(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Friendly Fire(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill Zone(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hostile Territory(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rough Diamonds(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Warning Order(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Evidence(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hiatus(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Natural Selection(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Narrow Escape(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Remote Control(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Targets(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Planning Pack(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rope(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Spider Shepherd Synopses: Hard Landing is the first novel in Stephen Leather’s Spider Shepherd series. For “Spider” Dan Shepherd, putting his life at risk is a regular part of the job. He works for an elite undercover squad and had to lie, cheat and con in order to put the most wanted in Britain behind bars. But when a drug lord is killing off his witnesses, Shepherd must go undercover into a high-security prison. There, if he makes the wrong move, it could easily mean his end. What he doesn’t realize, however, is that this man can strike outside prison walls and hit him when he least expects it.

Friendly Fire is an action-packed 14,000 word short story from Stephen Leather. Set in November 2001, the story features his character Dan “Spider” Shepherd when he was in the SAS in Afghanistan. He is sent on a mission into a Taliban stronghold where he must track down Osama bin Laden.

Kill Zone is short story from Stephen Leather, again featuring Spider Shepherd. The story is slightly under 15,000 words and 30 pages. The story once again in Afghanistan, on the trail of a Taliban assassin.

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