Leather's writing is a finely-honed combination of both show and tell * Crime Review * Stephen Leather, author of the excellent 'Spider' Shepherd military series, delivers a thriller-a-minute tale * Irish Independent * An aggressively topical novel but a genuinely thrilling one, too * Daily Telegraph * Explores complex contemporary issues while keeping the action fast and bloody * Economist * The sheer impetus of his story-telling is damned hard to resist * Sunday Express * As tough as British thrillers get . . . gripping * Irish Independent * Praise for bestselling author Stephen Leather * : * --Este texto se refiere a la edición paperback.. Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers, an ebook and Sunday Times bestseller and author of the critically acclaimed Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series and the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective novels. Before becoming a novelist he was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mirror, the Glasgow Herald, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He is one of the country's most successful ebook authors and his titles have topped the Amazon Kindle charts in the UK and the US. His bestsellers have been translated into fifteen languages and he has also written for television. You can learn more from Stephen's website, www.stephenleather.com, and find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephenleatherofficial/. Stephen also has a website for his Spider Shepherd series, www.danspidershepherd.com, and for his Jack Nightingale series, www.jacknightingale.com. --Este texto se refiere a la edición paperback.. Friendships forged in the heat of combat can be stronger than anything.So when SAS trooper Matt Standing is told that the former Navy SEAL who saved his life is in trouble, he doesn't hesitate to go to his aid - even if that means flying half way around the world to Los Angeles.Navy SEAL-turned-bodyguard Bobby-Ray Barnes has been accused of killing the man he was supposed to be protecting. Three other bodyguards were also killed and now Bobby-Ray is on the run.The dead client was a Russian oligarch with connections to the Kremlin. But who wanted him dead? And if Bobby-Ray wasn't the killer, who carried out the assassination and why is Bobby-Ray being framed? Standing is the only man who can answer those questions - providing he can stay alive long enough. For that he'll need the help of an old SAS friend, Dan 'Spider' Shepherd, and a ruthless network of secret service operatives. Praise for bestselling author Stephen Leather'The sheer impetus of his storytelling is damned hard to resist' Sunday Express'A master of the thriller genre' Irish Times'As tough as British thriller writers get' Irish Independent
Last Man Standing by Stephen Leather As a regular follower of Dan "Spider" Shepherd, perhaps I should have looked a little closer at what I was buying on this occasion. In fact Spider makes only a few "cameo" appearances in this latest Stephen Leather offering. However, don't let this deter you from purchasing what is an action packed novel, well written as usual, and introducing a new strong character by way of Matt Standing. I admit that some of the action would probably be regarded as being OTT, but isn't this true of many (or all ) of the novels in this genre? Frankly, I enjoyed the story line, the manner in which the characters were portrayed and Spider's cameo appearances, though I hope this isn't an indication that he is being semi retired to a desk job. I feel that five stars are justified and would certainly recommend this book. AnOn
Brilliant! Matt 'Last Man' Standing is back in a book of his own and quite right too. The story is fast-paced and full of action, brilliant! I hope there's more Standing to come! Thanks Stephen!
Last Man Standing OMG....Yet another brilliant story from Steve Leather.It grips you right from the start.Matt Standing is an amazing character plus a helping hand from Spider and the wiley Mr Yokely.There is so much action and tension my heart was pounding.There was also some grizzly gruesome bits.Excellent as usual.
outstanding... I was really pleased to find out that Stephen Leather was giving Matt Standing, wheo appeared in one of the early Dan 'Spider Sheperd books his own story. I absolutely raced through this-- the subject matter was very topical as is often the case with a Stephen Leather novel. I hope this is the first of many outings for Standing. p.s. nice to get a little camio appearance from 'Spider' to keep us going until the next book comes out in July. :)
Best books by far Unfortunately, I have not read this book yet, but Amazon keep pressing me for a review so here it is. I do very much look forward to reading this book, as I do with all the Stephen Leather books I read. They are the best books available for drawing in the reader into the often murky world of his characters.
Action packed I really enjoyed this story. It has a frantic pace and I finished it in three days over 4-5 sittings. Leather is always topical and in 2019 he covers Russian mafia in the U.S. with accusations of influencing elections (fake news!). It’s an action-packed Matt Standing novel with a few cameo’s from Spider. The action is quite unbelievable, but hey-it’s a story!
Great read. Like all Mr Leather’s books, a page turner. Fast paced from the start. No fancy description of places or persons just easily understood information that quickly involves the reader in the unfolding action. Then again, I cant remember one of Mr Leather’s books that did not fit that description. Look forward to the next one whether it be Standing or Spider.
Another good read. Once again this author has come up with a nail biting winner. This time Standing & Shepherd are up against the Russian mafia. Shepherd hears from an old service pal who is in trouble & goes to his assistance. He meets up with his pals sister who helps to find her brother who is in hiding from the law for a killing he didn't do.
Is it time spider needs to step back and somebody else to take point We see less of spider in action but then he is ageing gracefully,could Standing be next in line to take point , an exciting convoluted novel featuring typical spook deviation A must read welcome Matt Standing I’m sure this won’t be the only time we come across this soldier
Russian mafia vs US and Biritish security A story involving British an American special forces against the Russian Mafia in who controls what in the U S of A, including the US elections !!. As usual the SAS are in the front line, albeit unofficially..Matt Standing comes through for his friends.
Rating : 3.6 of 481 Reviewers