The first book in the bestselling Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series.
Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. Working for an elite undercover squad he has lied, cheated and conned in order to bring Britain's most wanted criminals to justice.
But when a powerful drugs baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd is given his most dangerous assignment yet. He has to go undercover in a top security prison, a world where one wrong move will mean certain death.
As Shepherd gambles everything to move in on his quarry, he soon realises that the man he is hunting is even more dangerous than the police realise. And that he is capable of striking outside the prison walls and hitting Shepherd where it hurts most.
'A tightly-plotted, heart-racing read, packed with just the right balance of suspense, menace and action' -- Daily Mail 'Unputdownable' -- South China Morning Post 'A damn good read' -- Burnie Advocate, Australia 'As tough as British thrillers get ... gripping' -- Irish Independent 'The story rattles along at a cracking pace and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. It is a fascinating insight into life inside prison, and a first-class thriller to boot.' -- Hull Daily Mail 'A pacy thriller that will keep you reading' -- Yorkshire Gazette & Herald 'A tightly-plotted, heart-racing read, packed with just the right balance of suspense, menace and action' -- Daily Mail 'As tough as British thrillers get ... gripping' -- Irish Independent on HARD LANDING 'Unputdownable' -- South China Morning Post 'Reading Stephen Leather at leisure is always a pleasure. The pacing of SOFT TARGET is superb ...' **** -- Ireland on Sunday 'A riveting read' -- Sunday Life, Belfast on SOFT TARGET 'As high-tech and as world-class as the thriller genre gets' -- Express on Sunday on THE BOMBMAKER 'Exciting stuff with plenty of heart-palpitating action gingered up by mystery and intrigue ... Leather is an intelligent thriller writer' -- Daily Mail on THE TUNNEL RATS 'A whirlwind of action, suspense and vivid excitement' -- Irish Times on THE BIRTHDAY GIRL 'Stephen Leather's novel manages to put a contemporary spin on a timeless tale of revenge and retribution ... Leather's experience as a journalist brings a sturdy, gritty element to a tale of horror ... which makes THE EYEWITNESS a compelling read' -- Evening Herald, Dublin 'Stephen Leather should be nestling in your bookshelves alongside Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins' -- Daily Mail
Series: A Dan Shepherd Mystery Series
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 10th April 2004
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 10.8 x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1