The eighth book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling Slough House series
INTELLIGENCE HAS A NEW HOME
A governmental think-tank, whose remit is to curb the independence of the intelligence service, has lost one of its key members, and Claude Whelan-one-time head of MI5's Regent's Park-is tasked with tracking her down. But the trail leads straight back to the Park itself, with Diana Taverner as chief suspect. Has Diana overplayed her hand at last? What's her counterpart, Moscow's First Desk, doing in London? And does Jackson Lamb know more than he's telling?
Over at Slough House, with Shirley Dander in rehab, Roddy Ho in dress rehearsal, and new recruit Ashley Khan turning up the heat, the slow horses are doing what they do best, and adding a little bit of chaos to an already unstable situation . . .
There are bad actors everywhere, and they usually get their comeuppance before the credits roll. But politics is a dirty business, and in a world where lying, cheating and backstabbing are the norm, sometimes the good guys can find themselves outgunned.
'Herron has certainly devised the most completely realised espionage universe since that peopled by George Smiley' The Times
'Herron's novels are genuinely thrilling' Daily Telegraph
'Britain's finest living thriller writer' Sunday Express
Herron has certainly devised the most completely realised espionage universe since that peopled by George Smiley - The Times
Herron's novels are genuinely thrilling - Daily Telegraph
Britain's finest living thriller writer - Sunday Express
Mick Herron is one of the finest writers of his generation
Mick Herron is the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Slough House thrillers, which have won two CWA Daggers, been published in 20 languages, and are the basis of a major TV series starring Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb. He is also the author of the Zoe Boehm series, and the standalone novels Reconstruction and This is What Happened. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.