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"Mick Herron never tells a suspense story in the expected way. . . . In Herron's book, there is no hiding under the desk."—The New York Times Book Review
"Stylish and engaging."—The Washington Post
"[A] masterful thriller. . . . The intricate plot, coupled with Herron's breezy writing style, results in superior entertainment that makes most other novels of suspense appear dull and slow-witted by comparison."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Like a good movie . . . grabs the reader from the first page."—Booklist, starred review
Posted May 23, 2014
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.
Posted April 10, 2013
finished this last night , it was excellent. Reminds me of early deighton & le care. Will try and get others in the series
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Posted November 20, 2010
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