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Slough House Thriller 2

    • 4.1 • 181 Ratings
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Publisher Description

*Now a major TV series starring Gary Oldman*

'The new king of the spy thriller' Mail on Sunday

In the Intelligence Service purgatory that is Slough House, where spies mockingly called the slow horses are sent to finish what is left of their careers, their boss Jackson Lamb is on his way Oxford. A former spook has turned up dead on a bus.

Not an obvious target for assassination, Dickie Bow was a talented streetwalker back in the day. Good at following people, bringing home their secrets. Dickie was in Berlin with Jackson Lamb. Now Lamb's got his phone, on it the last secret Dickie ever told, and reason to believe an old-time Moscow-style op is being run in the Intelligence Service's back-yard.

Once a spook, always a spook, and Dickie was one of their own. To unearth Dickie's dying secret Jackson Lamb and his crew of no-hopers is about to go live.

'Mick Herron is an incredible writer' Mark Billingham

'The spycraft of le Carré refracted through the blackly comic vision of Joseph Heller's Catch-22' Financial Times

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2015
8 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
John Murray Press
SIZE
2.1
MB

Customer Reviews

CamberClaire ,

Not as good as first one

Enjoyed first book in series but struggled to follow this one. Just didn’t gel for me.

Orborski ,

A disappointment

This was a disappointing read. Having enjoyed the first book in the series, I had high expectations from this author but the writing was lazy and formulaic and it had the feel of a movie script with the heavy reliance on dialogue and its comparisons of characters to actors such as Timothy Spall or Tom Conti. Still, this is a bestselling author so he is clearly appealing to the many who want to gallop through a story without any superfluous detail intruding on the plot.

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