Slough house / Mick Herron.
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|Detroit Lakes Public Library||HER (Text)||33500013344411||New||On holds shelf||-|
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- ISBN: 9781641292368
- ISBN: 1641292369
- Physical Description: 301 pages ; 22 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, 
"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 wiped from Service records-and fatal accidents keep happening. No wonder Jackson Lamb's crew is feeling paranoid. But are they actually targets? With a new populist movement taking a grip on London's streets and the old order ensuring that everything's for sale to the highest bidder, the world's an uncomfortable place for those deemed surplus. The wise move would be to find a safe place and wait for the trouble to pass. But the slow horses aren't famed for making wise decisions. And with enemies on all sides, not even Jackson Lamb can keep his team from harm. Slough House is the perfect entry point for new readers to discover the thought-provoking, timely, and devastatingly entertaining world of the slow horses"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 January #1
*Starred Review* Herron returns to the dead-end gang from Slough House, where discredited MI5 spies go to molder, except this time the moldering process has been kicked up a notch. The slow horses, as the Slough House crew is called inside MI5, have been wiped from the agency's records, leaving them officially dead. To heap insult upon injury, a Russian hit squad appears to be in London, charged inexplicably with assassinating both past and present slow horses. Why bother? The answer starts with organizational muddle on an epic scale but quickly leads to a richly spiced goulash of corruption whose ingredients include Brexit, the British populist uprising (featuring a Boris Johnsonâlike politician on the make), and an assortment of power-hungry media types and MI5 honchos. But don't forget the slow horses, who, in fact, aren't all that slow, except when it comes to following rules. Led by the uproariously foul-mouthed, fractured-allusion-spewing Jackson Lamb, the Slough House losers can shoot straight when they need to, though they can't always avoid collateral damage. Combining some of the cleverest dialogue in the genre with unexpected bursts of violence, Herron brings to the spy novelânot known in the post-Bond era for its sense of humorâan Elmore Leonardâlike ability to make us laugh and cry almost simultaneously. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
Mick Herron is a British novelist and short story writer who was born in Newcastle and studied English at Oxford. He is the author of the Slough House espionage series, four Oxford mysteries, and several standalone novels. His work has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award, and been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, Shamus, and Theakstons Novel of the Year Awards. He currently lives in Oxford and writes full-time.
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