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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It was one of the great paradoxes of the shopping centre experience that it was imperative for profit and prosperity to get the youngsters in, but for the sake of harmony and a peaceful life, you really didn't want them hanging 2 ...
Getting soft.” A spreadsheet opened into view. Marcus couldn't immediately recall what it represented. Not a lot of work had happened in this office lately. Shirley freed herself from scarves and belts. “You didn't time it properly.
“And we both know what being a suspect means.” “He's still got rights.” “Like those kids had? Tell their parents.” He was getting loud now, which they'd both got into the habit of not worrying about, Lamb not having been around lately.
I'll get the pointy-heads at the Park to loosen the purse-strings...” That struck the right note, he decided. If Lamb ever showed up, definitely the way to play it. Meanwhile, he cracked his knuckles, clicked on Amazon, wrote a one-star ...
... and it would have been cruel to get her hopes up. Besides, if the chick caught him providing consolation to another woman, he'd be in serious trouble. Dig that singular. Chick, not “chicks.” Roddy Ho has got himself a girlfriend.
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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