As a big player in the 90s London underworld, Terry Greene has always made a priority of 'taking care of business' personally. Preston Snow was out of line. So the up-close-and-personal visit was in no way out of character.
It was a messy hit. But the job was done.
More messy however, was the aftermath. Fingered by one of his own crew, Terry finds himself taking the fall and is put away for life. The only person he can trust in the entire world is his estranged wife, Sam. She must now take over the reins of his organisation, find the snitch and - in theory - get Terry off the hook. But after a shaky start, she quickly starts to get her own ideas . . .
PRAISE FOR STEPHEN LEATHER
'A master of the thriller genre'
'As tough as British thrillers get . . . gripping'
'The sheer impetus of his story-telling is damned hard to resist'
'THE STRETCH is well up to the outstanding thriller standard we have come to expect from Stephen Leather' -- Bolton Evening News '[THE STRETCH is a] rollicking good read' -- Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'The twists and turns in the plot continue up to and including the last page. Brilliant.' -- Middlesbrough Evening Gazette Praise for Stephen Leather: 'Stephen Leather should be nestling in your bookshelves alongside Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins' -- Daily Mail 'As real and hard and tough as today's headlines. I couldn't put it down' -- Jack Higgins on THE CHINAMAN '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 'Leather, a former journalist, can dispense high-adrenaline plotting but never at the expense of remembering that his characters are humans rather than Action Dolls.' -- Sunday Express on SOFT TARGET