Slow Horses: Jackson Lamb Thriller 1

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Slough House is a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up. Bitterest amongst them is River Cartwright, whose days are now spent transcribing phone conversations. But when a young man is abducted, and threatened to be beheaded live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself.

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*Picked as a ‘best thriller of the last decade’ by The Times*

*Soon to be a TV series starring Oscar-award winning actor Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb*

‘The new king of the spy thriller’ Mail on Sunday

‘Razor-sharp prose, fully formed characters and an underlying pathos make this series the most exciting development in spy fiction since the Cold War’ The Times

You don’t stop being a spook just because you’re no longer in the game.

Banished to Slough House from the ranks of achievers at Regent’s Park for various crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal, Jackson Lamb’s misfit crew of highly trained joes don’t run ops, they push paper.

But not one of them joined the Intelligence Service to be a ‘slow horse’.

A boy is kidnapped and held hostage. His beheading is scheduled for live broadcast on the net. And whatever the instructions of the Service, the slow horses aren’t going to just sit quiet and watch . .

‘As a master of wit, satire, insight… Herron is difficult to overpraise’ Daily Telegraph

‘Irresistible writing … ironclad storytelling and off-kilter humour’ Financial Times

‘Mick Herron’s novels are a satirical chronicle of modern Britain . . . in their gleefully shocking way, his books reflect the trajectory of the nation’ Economist

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Weight0.26 kg
Dimensions19.6 × 12.8 × 2.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

328

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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