The Shepherd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Shepherd by Frederick Forsyth. Anyone read it? Great little short story. I thought it would make a nice aviation film (all you need is a Vampire and a Mosquito) but there would have to be a lot of monologue read out as a lot of the story revolves around an avionics meltdown with potentially disastrous repercussions. If not, what aviation novel would you like to see on the big screen?