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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... and a piano tinkled melodious background nonsense for their pleasure, and a miniature waterfall drummed an unwavering beat, and Samit Chatterjee watched all of it through narrowed eyes, his thin features alert and suspicious.
Without taking his eyes from the screen he caught it one-handed, and scowled as water scattered everywhere: “Thank you.” “You're welcome.” She towelled her head dry: a five-second pummel. “Gunna let me do you now?" “In. Your. Dreams.
You only had to cast an eye around to get an inkling of what happened otherwise. ... She shook her head, not in selfcontradiction but to remove her hair from her eyes; it was longer now, and she had to pin it back when actually doing ...
Gardening, come to that, was what he'd been doing first time he'd laid eyes on River. Funny way to meet your grandson, already seven years old. River's mother's fault, he'd thought then, but such straightforward judgments seemed less ...
Carefully, eyes alert for snares among the leaves, he headed towards the village. “Think he's an issue or a fuck-up?” “Who are we talking about now?" “Mr. Air Piano.” Marcus pretended to consider the matter. Sometimes it was easiest S ...
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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