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Slow Horses

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8th October 2015

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*Discover The Secret Hours, the gripping new thriller from Mick Herron and an unmissable read for Slough House fans*

*Now a major TV series starring Gary Oldman*

‘The most exciting development in spy fiction since the Cold War’ The Times

Slough House is the outpost where disgraced spies are banished to see out the rest of their derailed careers. Known as the ‘slow horses’ these misfits have committed crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal while on duty.

In this drab and mildewed office these highly trained spies don’t run ops, they push paper. Not one of them joined the Intelligence Service to be a slow horse and the one thing they have in common is they want to be back in the action.

When a boy is kidnapped and held hostage, his beheading is scheduled for live broadcast on the net. And whatever the instructions of their masters at the Intelligence Service headquarters, the slow horses aren’t going to just sit quiet and watch.

‘Captivating’ Christopher Brookmyre

‘Wonderfully cynical’ Bernard Cornwell


Mail on Sunday
The most enjoyable spy novel in years
A funny, stylish, satirical, gripping story
Praise for Mick Herron's Jackson Lamb series:
Irish Times
Mick Herron is the real deal
Andrew Taylor, The Spectator
If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers. Better still, read the whole series
Surely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years
Daily Telegraph
With his poet's eye for detail, his comic timing and relish for violence, Herron fills a gap that has been yawning ever since Len Deighton retired
Mail on Sunday
The finest new crime series this Millennium
Daily Express
The best modern British spy series
Christopher Brookmyre, Herald
I was delighted to discover that this is merely the first in a captivating series
Nick Cohen, Big Issue
I was delighted to discover Mick Herron's riotous Slow Horses series about the black sheep of MI5
Bernard Cornwell, Daily Express
The first of his series about MI5 and a character called Jackson Lamb, one of the great monsters of modern fiction. He's a wonderfully cynical writer and there's a lot of dark humour in it. I'm not clever enough to write this sort of thing
Evening Standard
The new spy master
Sunday Times
Jackson Lamb - the most fascinating and irresistible thriller series hero to emerge since Jack Reacher
Daily Telegraph
As a master of wit, satire, insight . . . Herron is difficult to overpraise
Val McDermid
The John le Carré of our generation
Alex Clark, Observer
For something really gripping, head for Mick Herron's Jackson Lamb series, in which a sidelined spook and his cohorts battle their way back to the centre of a life of espionage. Begin with Slow Horses and enjoy
Daily Mail (Scotland)
Mick Herron's Slow Horses series has all the thrills of John Le Carre or Len Deighton with a black humour