Book 1, Jackson Lamb Thriller - Jackson Lamb Thriller 1
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Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
'The UK's new spy master' Sunday 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 . . .
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
First Mick Herron book I have read and now on 'catch up'! Great characters in this particular novel and the plot moves along at a nice pace. Like his style of writing.
Cynically world weary. Self-consciously obscure. Aspiring to wit and humour but destined to be a slow horse on a grey and rain swept course like the anonymous and unlikeable characters of this disappointing novel. But maybe the enthusiastic reviewers read an un-redacted version which retained the illusion of life and excitement. I shall not be tempted to continue the series.