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 the whole shopping centre was swamped by loud loud noise, a deep bass beat— Living for the sunshine, woah-oh And they were dancing, all of them, arms thrown over heads, and legs kicking high, hips swaying, feet going every which ...
and legs kicking high, hips swaying, feet going every which way— nobody had taken dance lessons, that was for sure, but these kids knew how to have fun, and fun was what they were having. I'm living for the summer And didn't it feel ...
River said, “Ought to get some work done, I suppose," but sounded like he had things on his mind, tiptoeing around a different conversation entirely. Louisa wondered if he was going to ask her for a date, and what she'd say if he did.
But she also thought it might be best to head him offif it looked like he was going to say anything. “Doing anything later?”he asked. “Yeah, no, what? Later?” “'Cause there's something I want to talk to you about, only here's maybe not ...
wasn't going to be one of them, and patient didn't look promising. Her lips were pursed, and her jowls trembled slightly with pentup something or other. All that aside, she was five-three or so, with dusty-coloured hair arranged like a ...
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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