Spook Street: Slough House Thriller 4

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John Murray Press, Feb 9, 2017 - Fiction - 352 pages

*Soon to be a major TV series starring Gary Oldman*

'A terrific spy novel' Ian Rankin

Twenty years retired from the Intelligence Service, David Cartwright still knows where the skeletons are hidden. But when he forgets that secrets are supposed to stay buried, there's suddenly a target on his back.

His grandson, River, is a 'slow horse', a demoted spy pushing paper at Slough House with other no-hopers. With his grandfather under threat, River ditches desk duty and goes rogue to investigate.

Jackson Lamb, the boss at Slough House, worked with David Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no innocent old man. So when River's panic button raises the alarm at Intelligence Service HQ, Lamb will do whatever he thinks necessary to protect an agent in peril.

'A modern masterpiece' Irish Times

'Outstanding' Daily Telegraph

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User Review  - Ameise1 - LibraryThing

The fourth volume in the 'Slough House' series didn't disappoint either. Actually, all employees are on the sidelines and yet it is they who make British intelligence look old. This time, too, an ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceaP - LibraryThing

Herron is one of those authors where you can never really tell how far he'll push you as a reader. Already he's shown that he has no compunctions about killing off main characters so when he ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Mick Herron is the author of the bestselling Slough House novels, which have won two CWA Daggers, been published in 20 languages, and are the basis of a major forthcoming TV series starring Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb. He is also the author of the ZoŽ Boehm series, and the standalone novels Reconstruction and This is What Happened. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.

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