True Colours, by Stephen Leather, is a gripping and exciting British thriller in the very successful Spider Shepherd series, and the 10th book in the series
Russian billionaires, or oligarchs, the world’s new elite, are being targeted and murdered. One man, a friend of the British Prime Minister, is afraid he will be next and brings in MI5 to help protect him. Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd is given the undercover task of protecting the Russian billionaire. The motive for the killings seem more personal than political and the fight is one to save the life of the billionaire as the assassin is sure to strike again, the question is when and how.
Meanwhile, a man from his SAS days is photographed by accident in a newspaper and brings back memories of how he was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2002. Shepherd and his old unit decide that there should be payback for what this man did and start the hunt to find him and give him the punishment he deserves.
Overall, True Colours is an excellent fast-paced thriller that grips you from the very first page. It is also very relevant to today’s political environment and, as always with Stephen Leather, extremely well-written and researched.
The book involves 2 storylines – one about protecting one of the world’s richest men and one of revenge after 10 years. But is everything as it seems? You will just have to read the book to find out!
I enjoyed this book immensely and could not put it down, it took me just over a day to read the 472 pages.
True Colours is a great thrilling and enjoyable read that is well-written with some great characters. The story flows very well and is very hard to put down.
RRP: £12.99 (Hardback) / £8.99 (Paperback) / £3.99 (Kindle)