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Dead Lions - Mick Herron
Dead Lions
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London's Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what's left of their failed careers. The "slow horses," as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. Maybe they messed up an op badly and can't be trusted anymore. Maybe they got in the... show more
London's Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what's left of their failed careers. The "slow horses," as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. Maybe they messed up an op badly and can't be trusted anymore. Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle—not unusual in this line of work. One thing they all have in common, though, is they all want to be back in the action. And most of them would do anything to get there─even if it means having to collaborate with one another.Now the slow horses have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. The despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered. As the agents dig into their fallen comrade's circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets that seem to lead back to a man named Alexander Popov, who is either a Soviet bogeyman or the most dangerous man in the world. How many more people will have to die to keep those secrets buried?
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781616952259 (1616952253)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
Series: Slough House (#2)
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Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie rated it
4.0 "Dead Lions - Slough House #2" by Mick Herron
"Dead Lions" is the second book in this series about members of MI5 judged to be subpar and cast into the outer darkness of Slough House to rot or resign. I enjoyed the first book in the series, "Slow Horses" but I found "Dead Lions" to be much more accomplished and certain of itself. The tone of...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 Dead Lions / Mick Herron
London's Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what's left of their failed careers. The "slow horses," as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. Maybe they messed up an op badly and can't be trusted anymore. Maybe they got in the way...
Librocubicularist
Librocubicularist rated it
3.5 Dead Lions
A group of has-been MI5 agents try to solve the murder of a retired former agent and a cold-war-era Russian spy, who may or may not have existed. There's plenty of action and misdirection in this one, and lots of who-can-we-trust suspense. The group of "slow" MI5 agents are all distinct, maddening...
Sister Mary Murderous
Sister Mary Murderous rated it
4.0
At MI5, if you screw up in a big way––like become a blackout drunk or punch out another agent in the lunchroom or let highly confidential material fall into the hands of the press––then you end up being moved from Regent's Park to Slough House. At Slough House, the "Slow Horses" are given endless, d...
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