Slough House

Mick Herron

ISBN: 9781641292375

Published: 02/09/2021

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Brexit is in full swing, and the “slow horses”—washed-up MI5 agents who have been sent to Slough House to serve out the remainders of their failed careers—keep turning up dead. The seventh entry to the Slough House series is as thrilling and bleeding-edge relevant as ever.A year after a calamitous blunder by the Russian secret ser...

Brexit is in full swing, and the “slow horses”—washed-up MI5 agents who have been sent to Slough House to serve out the remainders of their failed careers—keep turning up dead. The seventh entry to the Slough House series is as thrilling and bleeding-edge relevant as ever.A year after a calamitous blunder by the Russian secret service left a British citizen dead from Novichok poisoning, Diana Taverner is on the warpath. What seems a gutless response from the government has pushed the Service’s First Desk into mounting her own counter-offensive—but she’s had to make a deal with the devil first. And given that the devil in question is arch-manipulator Peter Judd, she could be about to lose control of everything she’s fought for.Meanwhile, still reeling from recent losses, the slow horses are worried they’ve been pushed further into the cold. Slough House has been wiped from Service records, and fatal accidents keep happening. No wonder Jackson Lamb’s crew is feeling paranoid. But are they actually targets? With a new populist movement taking a grip on London’s streets and the old order ensuring that everything’s for sale to the highest bidder, the world’s an uncomfortable place for those deemed surplus. The wise move would be to find a safe place and wait for the trouble to pass.But the slow horses aren’t famed for making wise decisions. And with enemies on all sides, not even Jackson Lamb can keep his team from harm.

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“Mick Herron is the John le Carré of our generation.”
Val McDermid
“Herron cleverly spins the templates of the spy thriller, and his style can bite with the wit of an Evelyn Waugh or Kingsley Amis.”
The Wall Street Journal
“[Herron] really is funny and his cynicism is belied, here and there, by flashes of the mingled tenderness and anger that seem to define Britain’s post-Brexit self-reflections.”
Charles Finch, USA Today