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Slow Horses (Slough House Series #1)
     

Slow Horses (Slough House Series #1)

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by Mick Herron
 

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The first book in CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning British espionage series starring a team of MI5 agents united by one common bond: They've screwed up royally and will do anything to redeem themselves. 

London, England: Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what's left of their failed careers. The "slow horses," as

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Slow Horses 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a spools' story, in the tradition of Len Deighton and John LeCarre (although much better than some of the latest of his) superbly written and the drawn out. It also opens a window of the Brithish character I was sorry when I reached the end. Highly recommended for aficionados of the genre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A smart-mouthed version of John Le Carré's jaundiced view of the backstabbing world of international espionage. MI-5 has exiled its drunks, incompetents, rule-breakers and assorted screw-ups to the internal Coventry of "Slough House" ("because you might as well have been assigned to [the dismal London suburb of] Slough") and they have inevitably become known as the "Slow Horses" to the rest of Regent's Park elite spies. But some of the slow horses aren't so slow after all, and they catch on pretty quick when some pretty dire hanky-panky is underway at HQ. Fascinating and fun.
bkloverCO More than 1 year ago
Good story, mired in spy history, convoluted relationships, but rolled into some great action.
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knaresPF More than 1 year ago
finished this last night , it was excellent. Reminds me of early deighton & le care. Will try and get others in the series