Joe Country: Signed Edition (Hardback)Mick Herron (author)
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Like John le Carre but with better gags, Mick Herron continues to reinvigorate the spy thriller with the sixth full length outing for Jackson Lamb and the ‘slow horses’ of Slough House. Events are moving ever closer to home for the washed-up spooks and, this time, nobody is safe.
Signed Edition with exclusive short story, “The Last Letter Drop”
"We're spies," said Lamb. "All kinds of outlandish shit goes on".
Like the ringing of a dead man's phone, or an unwelcome guest at a funeral ...
In Slough House memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa Guy is raking over the ashes of lost love, and new recruit Lech Wicinski, whose sins make him outcast even among the slow horses, is determined to discover who destroyed his career, even if he tears his life apart in the process.
Meanwhile, in Regent's Park, Diana Taverner's tenure as First Desk is running into difficulties. If she's going to make the Service fit for purpose, she might have to make deals with a familiar old devil ...
And with winter taking its grip Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can't ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score.
This time, they're heading into joe country.
And they're not all coming home.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
'if you haven't read him yet, do so now' - The Daily Mail
'There's no shortage here of reliable treats ranging from messy, inept gunfights to brutally sarcastic dialogue.' - The Sunday Times
'This series if bitingly intelligent, light of touch and frequently hilarious' - The Observer
'One of the most serious and impressive literary achievements of the decade' - The Express
'It's all sheer fun. Herron is spy fiction's great humorist, mixing absurd situations with sparklingly funny dialogue and elegant, witty prose' - The Times
'The new king of the spy thriller' - The Mail on Sunday
'Mick Herron's outstanding series is extremely funny' - The Daily Telegraph
'The best modern British spy series' - The Daily Express
'The new spy master' - The Evening Standard
'Mick Herron is the John le Carre of our generation' - Val McDermid
'Mick Herron is an incredible writer and if you haven't read him yet, you NEED to' - Mark Billingham
'I love Mick Herron's books more than is decent. Hands down my favourite crime series of the decade' - Antonia Hodgson
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