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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I just don't think it's that simple.” “Yeah, things get simple real quick at the sharp end. I thought you'd have worked that out by now. Anyway,” and he indicated the chair she'd been sitting on, “better shift that into Ho's office.
Don't just take his word for it, either. He'd arrived, as usual, in a terrific mood: swanned in wearing a brand-new jacket (waist-length black leather—when you've got it, flaunt it!) and popped the tab on a Red Bull which he ...
But we don't have the resources or the information to do anything useful here in the office. And in case you haven't noticed yet, they don't put us out on the streets.” “No, well. That's as may be.” “Which is why Marcus and Shirley are ...
Don't have the boy picking up old fag. ends, Rose had scolded. But it was best the boy was taught to be on his guard, because once the stoats had you in their sights it was the devil's own job shaking them off.
(“Don't set off any new trends,” Marcus warned her when he found out. “I took an idiot round Shoreditch once. That's how hipsters started.”) “And I'm assuming River and Louisa are fuck-ups,”he said now. “Well, duh.
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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