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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ericlee - LibraryThing
Let me start by saying that having now read the first four books in the Jackson Lamb/Slough House series, I think we can pretty well give up on any expectation that the plots are going to get any more ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BrianEWilliams - LibraryThing
The story lags at the beginning but it picks up as the suspense builds after the first third of the book. By the end it becomes a fast-paced chase thriller. What is best about "Spook Street" is ... Read full review