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The Runner: The next heart-stopping thriller from bestselling author of the Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series

Stephen Leather

5 Reviews

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Thriller / suspense

The explosive new stand-alone thriller from the author of the Spider Shepherd series

Sally Page is an MI5 'footie', a junior Secret Service Agent who maintains 'legends': fake identities or footprints used by real spies. Her day consists of maintaining flats and houses where the legends allegedly live, doing online shopping, using payment, loyalty and travel cards and going on social media in their names - anything to give the impression to hostile surveillance that the legends are living, breathing individuals.

One day she goes out for a coffee run from the safe house from which she and her fellow footies operate. When she comes back they have all been murdered and she barely escapes with her own life. She is on the run: but from whom she has no idea. Worse, her bosses at MI5 seem powerless to help her. To live, she will have to use all the lies and false identities she has so carefully created while discovering the truth . . .

Praise for Stephen Leather

'A master of the thriller genre'
Irish Times

'As tough as British thrillers get . . . gripping'
Irish Independent

'The sheer impetus of his story-telling is damned hard to resist'
Sunday Express

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Praise for The Runner: The next heart-stopping thriller from bestselling author of the Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series

  • Praise for bestselling author Stephen Leather - :

  • As tough as British thrillers get . . . gripping - Irish Independent

  • The sheer impetus of his storytelling is damned hard to resist - Sunday Express

  • Explores complex contemporary issues while keeping the action fast and bloody - Economist

  • It is the authenticity of this plot that grasps the imagination and never lets it go - Daily Mail on FIRST RESPONSE

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Stephen Leather

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.

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