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If You Can`t Do The Time, Don`t Do The Crime

Advantages: A Very Readable Book
Disadvantages: Slightly Unbelievable Ending

“In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.” Dan `Spider` Shepherd has been there and done it in every sense of the word, but even he is surprised and a little reticent at the latest jo ...

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Review of Hard Landing - Stephen Leather

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First time EVER I can say I like a Spider!

Advantages: I like the main characetr
Disadvantages: Nothing original

Author Stephen Leather started writing at University but never managed to complete a few chapters let alone a book. When he reached his twenties and was working as a journalist he wrote his first novel Pay Off which was brought by Harper Collins. His ...

KathEv 18.10.2011 · Read full review
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The best thriller writer of our time

Advantages: Captures the heart and soul of both the good and bad guy
Disadvantages: You dont get anything else done because you can't put it down!

This was the first leather book I had read and was totally hooked. If you have read and enjoyed any Chris Ryan and/or Andy McNab then this author is certainly one to have a punt on. The thing I liked about this stylisation was how you have one man, li ...

Mac2008 13.05.2008 · Read full review
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Even Longer Firm

Advantages: Follow up to The Long Firm
Disadvantages: But weaker and less gripping

Jake Arnott's second book keeps to the winning formula of 'The Long Firm'. Three lead characters interweave their stories in the first person. Frank Taylor is a policeman on the way up (and on the make). Billy Porter is a small time crook who murders thre ...

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Review of He Kills Coppers - Jake Arnott

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He Kills Coppers by Jake Arnott

Advantages: It's a compelling story for those who enjoy bleak themes.
Disadvantages: The multiple voices could be a tad confusing.

This is a darkly brooding crime novel dominated by a feeling of quiet desperation, a feeling that is generated through the lives of the three lead characters. Jake Arnott does an excellent job of recreating the mood and attitudes of London in 1966, giving ...

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