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 ...
But while his door remains unused, River's office is not empty, for his new colleague—a slow horse for some two months now— sits within, slumped in his chair, the hood of his hoodie pulled over his head. Apart from his fingers he is ...
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.
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 ...
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 anything: reading, working, driving. She'd let the highlights grow out and it had ...
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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