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The Secret Hours: Signed Exclusive Edition (Hardback)Mick Herron (author)
From the author of the bestselling Slough House series comes another mesmerising espionage thriller dripping in wry wit and unexpected twists, as a parliamentary inquiry into the intelligence services turns lethal with the appearance of the explosive OTIS file.
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Monochrome is a busted flush - an inquiry into the misdeeds of the intelligence services, established by a vindictive prime minister but rendered toothless by a wily chief spook. For years it has ground away uselessly, interviewing witnesses with nothing to offer, producing a report with nothing to say, while the civil servants at its helm see their careers disappearing into a black hole.
And then the OTIS file falls into their hands ...
What secrets does this hold that see a long-redundant spy being chased through Devon's green lanes in the dark? What happened in a newly reunified Berlin that someone is desperate to keep under wraps? And who will win the battle for the soul of the secret service - or was that decided a long time ago?
Spies and pen-pushers, politicians and PAs, high-flyers, time-servers and burn-outs ... They all have jobs to do in the daylight.
But what they do in the secret hours reveals who they really are.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
'Herron is at the summit of a new golden age of spy fiction' - The Sunday Times
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Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy.
It will be no surprise to anyone who is familiar with Mick Herron's books to hear that this is an excellent read.
I just love the combination of humour and... More
“Eye opening thriller.”
If you’ve not read this author before then this is a great book to start with. It’s a standalone thriller about spies, the fall of the Berlin Wall and government corruption; both then and now.
A fantastic mix of heart... More
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