About the book:
Black Ops book
Author: Stephen Leather
Series: Spider Shepherd (Book)
Publish date: (July 26, 2016)
Pages: 432 eBook pages can be different
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense
Rob Tyler wanted a beer, but he was working and on a point of principle he never drank on the job.
He was sitting in a house in Queens, about ten miles from the towering skyscrapers of Manhattan. The
house was in a quiet cul-de-sac, and probably worth a couple of million dollars. Three bedrooms, a
nice yard, a garage easily big enough for two cars and a hot tub on a terrace leading off the main
bedroom. He was sitting on an Italian sofa and on the marble coffee table in front of him was the rope
that Tyler would use to hang the man who was expected home at any moment.
Tyler was dressed for murder. He was wearing white forensic overalls, paper covers over his
shoes, and a shower cap. There were blue latex gloves on his hands, and in the kitchen was a black
garbage bag into which he’d put all the protective clothing once the job was finished. The job
specifications had been clear. The man was to be killed by hanging and everything had to point to
suicide. That didn’t necessarily mean a note – it was a fallacy that all suicides left a note before killing
themselves – but it did mean that the marks on his neck would have to be consistent with hanging and
there would have to be rope fibres on his hands. Tyler had already selected the perfect spot for the
hanging – the bannisters around the main hall would do just fine.