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'm living for the summer And didn't it feel good? A flash-mob, Samit realised. A major craze eight or ten years ago, rediscovered by a new generation. Samit had seen one before, at Liverpool Street: he'd been on the outskirts, ...
Tucking himself into his raincoat—the Barbour made him feel he was pretending to be country folk—and leaving his umbrella hanging like a bat on its hook, he let himself out the door. In the office above Marcus and Shirley's heads, ...
A uniformed policeman stood there, observing Lamb's approach with the wary contempt a street copper feels for the Funny Brigade. “Help you sir,” he said: three bare words, neither question nor statement. Lamb might as well have pulled a ...
... ambition of settling behind First Desk was one of the bargaining chips she'd had to surrender, or at least pretend to. So now she was back where it was starting to feel like she'd always been: Second-desking Ops, 66 M I C K H E R R O N.
was starting to feel like she'd always been: Second-desking Ops, and offering ungrudging, whole-hearted support to the interloper who'd stolen her job. This time round, one Claude Whelan, from over the river, where the intelligence ...
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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