Dead Lions: Slough House Thriller 2 - Slough House Thriller (Paperback)Mick Herron (author)
*Now a major TV series starring Gary Oldman*
'The new king of the spy thriller' Mail on Sunday
From the Intelligence Service purgatory that is Slough House, where disgraced spies are sent to see out the dregs of their careers, Jackson Lamb is on his way to Oxford, where a former spook has turned up dead on a bus. Dickie Bow was a talented streetwalker once, good at following people and bringing home their secrets. He was in Berlin with Lamb, back in the day. But he's not an obvious target for assassination in the here and now.
On Dickie's phone Lamb finds the last message he ever left, which hints that an old-time Moscow-style op is being run in the Intelligence Service's back-yard. Once a spook, always a spook, and even being dead doesn't mean you can't uncover secrets.
Dickie Bow might have tailed his last target, but Lamb and his crew of no-hopers are about to go live.
'Mick Herron is an incredible writer' Mark Billingham
'The spycraft of le Carre refracted through the blackly comic vision of Joseph Heller's Catch-22' Financial Times
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 28 mm
The finest new crime series this Millennium * Mail on Sunday *
Mick Herron is the real deal * Irish Times *
I can't wait to read what Mick Herron writes next * Crime Fiction Lover *
Surely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years * Metro *
Herron has the comedy and eye to rival Len Deighton * Sunday Telegraph *
Herron may be the most literate, and slyest, thriller writer in English today * Publishers Weekly *
Delightful ... with a dry humour reminiscent of Greene and Waugh * Sunday Times *
PRAISE FOR THE TV SERIES
With two stellar seasons under its belt, we can now well and truly say Slow Horses is a series well worthy of the hype * Flickering Myth *
Blackly comic, brilliantly scripted, alternative spy drama * Independent, My Cultural Life *
Jackson Lamb is very much an anti-hero for our times: you might not want to share a lift with him, but when the chips are down you'd want him at your back -- Declan Burke * Irish Times *
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“Let sleeping spies lie”
The brilliant spy thriller ‘Slow Horses’ was one of my top discoveries this year and this, the second novel in the excellent ‘Slough House’ series very much lives up to my high expectations.
There are plenty of MI5... More
“Gripping! Better than Slow Horses”
I am working my way through the Jackson Lamb series on track to London Rules, number 5 of this non-stop adventure ride. Having loved the first book, Slow Horses, I believe Dead Lions, the follow-up, is even better!... More
“Another terrific noir thriller from Mick Herron”
If you've already read Mick Herron's "Slow Horses" you probably can't wait to get stuck into this, the next in the series, featuring the ghastly Jackson Lamb and his band of MI5 throw-backs... More
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