The next installment in Mick Herron's wry, clever CWA Gold Dagger-winning Slough House series.
The Bond-esque River Cartwight and his group of defunct MI5 spies, headed by the irascible Jackson Lamb, will do anything to get back into the game. When a member of London's Slough House - MI5's stable for disgraced spies, so-called "slow horses" - is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, the agents must risk treason and breach Regent's Park to steal intel in exchange for their comrade's safety. But the kidnapping is only the tip of the iceberg as they are caught in a conspiracy that threatens the future not only of Slough House but of MI5 itself.
Mick Herron's previous Slough House novel, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Gold Dagger, garnering attention both in the US and UK. These thrillers are complex and contemporary, with an unexpected dose of sly humor. Herron is steadily gaining traction each year in the US, and the film rights to this series have been optioned.
"Funny, clever.... Genuinely thrilling. The novel is equally noteworthy for its often lyrical prose." (Publishers Weekly)
"Delightful...with a dry humor reminiscent of Greene and Waugh." (Sunday Times)
"A great romp." (BBC Front Row)
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