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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B00ks by Mick Herron Down Cemetery Road The Last Voice You Hear Why W. Die Smoke & Whispers Reconstruction Nobody Walks The Slough House Series Slow Horses Dead Lions The List (a novella) RealTigers Spook Street Copyright © 2017 by Mick ...
Aloud crack suggested structural damage, at the same moment as the flannel that had covered her face slapped the carpet like a dead sea creature hitting a rock. 10 M I C K H E R R O N.
the carpet like a dead sea creature hitting a rock. Shirley herself made similar noises for a while; if you were asked to guess, you might hazard that someone was trying to turn themselves inside out, without using tools.
Min had been dead now for longer than they'd been a couple, and there was no sense in which she was seeking a replacement for him, but still: date a colleague, and comparisons would be made.That could only get ugly.
He thought: I've turned into one of those men worth more dead than alive. More of us than you'd think. It's not just the Jihadi Johns out there in the scrublands, living off camel meat and sleeping in holes but with a million-dollar ...
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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
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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