What happens when an old spook loses his mind? Does the Service have a retirement home for those who know too many secrets but don’t remember they’re secret? Or does someone take care of the senile spy for good?
These are the paranoid concerns of David Cartwright, a Cold War–era operative and one-time head of MI5 who is sliding into dementia, and questions his grandson, River, must figure out answers to now that the spy who raised him has started to forget to wear pants. But River, himself an agent at Slough House, MI5’s outpost for disgraced spies, has other things to worry about. A bomb has detonated in the middle of a busy shopping center and killed forty innocent civilians. The “slow horses” of Slough House must figure out who is behind this act of terror before the situation escalates.
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In the room opposite, though—untila few months back, Catherine Standish's; now Moira Tregorian's—there is at least some conversation taking place, though of a necessarily one-sided nature, Moira Tregorian currently being the room's sole ...
Putting the most recently sorted stack of papers down—not that “sorted” was the right word, their category being “documents without a date"—Moira Tregorian paused in her efforts and 14 M I C K H E R R O N.
“documents without a date"—Moira Tregorian paused in her efforts and surveyed her new domain. Her office was on the top floor; it was the one vacated by her predecessor, and nearest Mr. Lamb's. The personal possessions Catherine ...
In the absence of any other champion, Moira gave a long-suffering sigh, and headed down to investigate. “How old would you say she was?” “Fifties, mid,” Louisa said. “So...” “Bout the same as Catherine,” River said. “Uh-huh.
“Hmmm,” said Moira Tregorian, and the younger pair exchanged a glance. Neither had spoken much to Moira yet, and Hmmm wasn't a promising start. She was in her fifties, sure, but that was where her resemblance to Catherine Standish ended ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RonWelton - LibraryThing
In Mick Herron's Spook Street Slough House "was where they sent you when they wanted you to go away, but didn’t want to sack you in case you got litigious about it." To David Cartwright ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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