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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A younger listener might assume Moira to be delivering these fragments down a telephone, but in fact they are directed at the papers on her desk, papers which have accumulated in the absence of Catherine Standish, and have done so in a ...
... what JK Coe is describing on the scuffed surface of his desk is a silent replica of what's coursing through his head via his iPod: Keith Jarrett's improvised piano recital from Osaka, November 8, 1976, one of the Sun Bear concerts; ...
The chair to which Shirley was tied with belts and scarves was angled against her desk, and nearly crashed to the floor when she arched herback. Aloud crack suggested structural damage, at the same moment as the flannel that had covered ...
I can't speak for Coe, but my guess is he's zoning out at his desk. And Ho'll be grooming his beard. I think that's allofus accounted for.” “Is Mr. Lamb not expected?” Moira asked. “Lamb?” “Mr. Lamb, 18 M I C K H E R R O N.
But that's going to happen sooner or later, so why not here at my desk? ... He should raise that as a joke with Cassie, except she might not laugh. And no amount of Kevlar offered protection from a woman's disappointment.
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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