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*Soon to be 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

Reviews

Herron may be the most literate, and slyest, thriller writer in English today
Publishers Weekly
Delightful ... with a dry humour reminiscent of Greene and Waugh
Sunday Times
Praise for Mick Herron's Jackson Lamb series:
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The finest new crime series this Millennium
Mail on Sunday
Mick Herron is the real deal
Irish Times
Surely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years
Metro
Herron has the comedy and eye to rival Len Deighton
Sunday Telegraph
I can't wait to read what Mick Herron writes next
Crime Fiction Lover