Slough House
ISBN: 1641292369
EAN13: 9781641292368
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 9, 2021
Pages: 312
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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In his best and most ambitious novel yet, Mick Herron, the le Carr of the future (BC), offers an unsparing look at the corrupt web of media, global finance, spycraft, and politics that power our modern world.

This is a darker, scarier Herron. The gags are still there but the satire's more biting. The privatization of a secret service op and the manipulation of news is relevant and horribly credible.--Ann Cleeves, author of the Vera Stanhope series

At Slough House--MI5's London depository for demoted spies--Brexit has taken a toll. The slow horses have been pushed further into the cold, Slough House has been erased from official records, and its members are dying in unusual circumstances, at an unusual clip. No wonder Jackson Lamb's crew is feeling paranoid. But are they actually targets?

With a new populist movement taking hold of London's streets and the old order ensuring that everything's for sale to the highest bidder, the world's a dangerous place for those deemed surplus. Jackson Lamb and the slow horses are in a fight for their lives as they navigate dizzying layers of lies, power, and death.

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   Mick Herron has managed to write a DULL book
There is a lot of dialog between Diana Taverner and Peter Judd. It is Judd's egotism and self- justification, as well as Taverner's sexual innuendo, which gets old quickly. If you' re looking for a book with the intrigue and pacing of Herron's previous books, this one doesn't have it. The Slow Horses are bumbling and screw- ups in the book. Shouldn't they have learned something already? Their various flaws are written with a heavy hand this time, and it's old and tiresome. The impression is that Herron wrote this book because he had a contract to fulfill, not because he had a plot to tell a story.
   Half a book
There is no resolution for the characters in the middle of the plot. The author is playing the fiddle of characters that are already established, somewhat aimlessly, and then stops in the middle of the story. I spent a lot of money on a book.
   Best spy writer presently working.
I hope that based on actuarial tables, I get to read a novel every 18 - 24 months until I die. When I'm done with them, I'm sad. The sadness lasts until I know that another person is in the queue.
   Miserable Characters
The miserableness of the characters in the Slow Horses series is beginning to wear thin. I don't think anyone could stand Jackson Lamb, he is over the top and awful. The main character has lost any humanity he may have had which, for me, is worse than any of the enjoyment I usually find in this series.
   Mr. Herron's magnum opus
You' ll be breathing hard when you reach the final paragraph of the shortest of the Slough House novels, which is a masterpiece in itself. Mick Herron has a lot of books. This is the best one he' ll ever write. A monumental achievement.