The seventh book in the Sunday Times bestselling, award-winning, Slough House series, featuring Mick Herron's much loved band of disgraced spies and their notorious leader, Jackson Lamb, 'the most fascinating and irresistible thriller series hero to emerge since Jack Reacher' (Sunday Times)
*Soon to be a TV series starring Oscar-award winning actor Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb*
'The best thriller writer in Britain today' Daily Express
'As a master of wit, satire, insight... Herron is difficult to overpraise' Daily Telegraph
'The greatest comic writer of spy fiction in the English language' The Times
'Kill us? They've never needed to kill us,' said Lamb. 'I mean, look at us. What would be the point?'
A year after a calamitous blunder by the Russian secret service left a British citizen dead from novichok poisoning, Diana Taverner is on the warpath. What seems a gutless response from the government has pushed the Service's First Desk into mounting her own counter-offensive - but she's had to make a deal with the devil first. And given that the devil in question is arch-manipulator Peter Judd, she could be about to lose control of everything she's fought for.
Meanwhile, still reeling from recent losses, the slow horses are worried they've been pushed further into the cold. Slough House has been wiped from Service records, and fatal accidents keep happening. No wonder Jackson Lamb's crew are feeling paranoid. But have they actually been targeted?
With a new populist movement taking a grip on London's streets, and the old order ensuring that everything's for sale to
Mick Herron's first Jackson Lamb novel - the Steel-Dagger nominated Slow Horses - was described as the 'most enjoyable British spy novel in years' by the Mail on Sunday. The second Jackson Lamb novel, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger, and was picked by the Sunday Times as one of the best twenty-five crime novels of the past five years. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and now lives in Oxford.