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    DescriptionLondon'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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    Title
    Dead Lions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mick Herron
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781616953676
    ISBN 10: 1616953675
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Ingram Subject Code: FT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Libri: I-FT
    B&T Approval Code: P25203000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 36
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000, FIC006000, FIC022030
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: FHD, FF
    Publisher
    Soho Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Soho Press Inc
    Publication date
    10 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Mick Herron was born in Newcastle and has a degree in English from Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author of two books in the Slough House series, "Slow""Horses "and "Dead Lions," as well as a mystery series set in Oxford. He now lives in Oxford and works in London. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    Praise for DEAD LIONS WINNER OF THE 2013 CWA GOLD DAGGER FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR A BBC FRONT ROW BEST CRIME NOVEL OF 2013 A "TIMES "CRIME AND THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR A "SUNDAY TIMES "TOP 50 CRIME AND THRILLER BOOK OF THE PAST 5 YEARS A 2014 BARRY AWARD BEST THRILLER NOMINEE A 2014 MACAVITY AWARD BEST MYSTERY NOVEL NOMINEE "Smart, sharp British wit at its finest. A uniquely brilliant take on the British spy novel." ─Cara Black, " New York Times" bestselling author of "Murder Below Montparnasse" "Funny, clever . . . Genuinely thrilling. The novel is equally noteworthy for its often lyrical prose." ─"Publishers Weekly," Starred Review "A great romp." "─"Jeff Park, BBC Front Row "Delightful . . . with a dry humor reminiscent of Greene and Waugh." --"Sunday Times," Best Thrillers and Crime Novels of the Past 5 Years "Clever and funny." ""─"The Times" "Herron delivers unbeatable entertainment for thriller fans." ─"Library Journal," Starred Review "[A] wickedly clever send-up of the classic British spy novel." ─Crime Writers' Association "If you like your suspense novels told with a smart dash of wit and sarcasm, filled with lots of twists and turns, Herron's your man." ─Shelf Awareness "["Dead Lions"] features some of the twistiest plotlines in crime fiction...[and] is beautifully written but also elegantly structured . . . Ever since finishing "Slow Horses," I've been waiting for a possible sequel. Now that it's here, I have the pleasure of experiencing it, along with the pang of having finished it." ─International Noir Fiction "Herron provides a dour, twisty spy thriller with something for everyone: part post-Cold War miasma, part James Bond heroics, and elliptical withal." "─Kirkus Reviews" ""Dead Lions" is at once a finely wrought thriller and a farcical, fiercely pointedo