Thursday, October 23, 2014
Natural Selection - Stephen Leather
Natural Selection is a Spider Shepherd short story. It's a good introduction to the character who's the focus of the Spider Shepherd thriller series. This book is free for the kindle. Dan Shepherd is starting the jungle training portion of his British SAS selection process. This should be the final stage. The jungle of Belize works fine, especially since it's the only country in Central America where the official language is English. Dan doesn't have his SAS nickname yet, but he soon will. Thanks to the Guatemalans, Dan and the other SAS trainees will get some live fire exercises. This is a great introduction to what should be a great series. Unfortunately, Leather is a sanctimonious British journalist who seems to take joy in insulting the USA when the opportunity arises. If you can stomach his hypocrisy, I highly recommend this story.