Spook Street

Spook Street


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Mick Herron is the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Slough House thrillers, which have won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award, two CWA Daggers, been published in twenty-five languages, and are the basis of a major TV series starring Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb. 

Nick's Review

London's damp grey skies once again set the stage for the fourth book in Mick Herron's Slough House Series. The book continues to follow the "Slow Horses" - the flawed MI5 agents of Slough House - reaching new heights under the guidance of their infamous leader and anti-hero, Jackson Lamb.

The start of book four centres around David Cartwright - one of the legends of MI5. The 'Old Bastard', as he is affectionately known, has raised his grandson, River Cartwright, the reason for David's being - more son than grandson. David is getting on now days, and River is growing increasingly concerned about his grandfather's memory lapses. There are also nasty rumours circulating about old spooks that know too much receiving "enhanced retirement packages" from the Park.

Back home and lost in memory, David thinks to himself that on Spook Street "your friends and neighbors were not to be trusted, but it was your family you had to fear." David has suspicions that an early retirement package from the Park may be on the cards; however, he's not as defenceless as they might think. Then the world of Slough House falls apart as David shoots River in the face.....

Herron's writing is precise, pithy and edged with his sardonic humour. The story has, as Jackson Lamb would say, "more tangled, twists and turns in it than a Tasmanian family tree." Lamb is not known for his political correctness and we apologize to our Apple Isle cousins.  Highly Recommended