Dead Lions

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. Some messed up an op badly and can't be trusted anymore. Others got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug pulled from under their feet. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle. All have one thing in common: they all want to be back in the action and they'll do anything to get there, even if it means actually more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 657.71g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • ISIS Large Print Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0753153823
  • 9780753153826

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Praise for DEAD LIONS "Funny, clever ... Genuinely thrilling. The novel is equally noteworthy for its often lyrical prose." ─"Publishers Weekly," STARRED Review "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" "Herron delivers unbeatable entertainment for thriller fans." ─"Library Journal "(starred review) ""Dead Lions" is at once a finely wrought thriller and a farcical, fiercely pointed tale of political greed and bureaucratic corruption. Mick Herron writes like a dream." "─Open Letters Monthly" "Full of style and cynical humor .... Has all the punch-your-lights-out action of a movie thriller." ─Read Me Deadly Praise for Mick Herron "Mick Herron never tells a suspense story in the expected way ... In Herron's book, there is no hiding under the desk." ─"The New York Times Book Review" "Stylish and engaging." ─"The Washington Post" "[A] masterful thriller ... The intricate plot, coupled with Herron's breezy writing style, results in superior entertainment that makes most other novels of suspense appear dull and slow-witted by comparison." ─"Publishers Weekly," Starred Review "Like a good movie ... grabs the reader from the first page." ─"Booklist," Starred Revishow more

About Mick Herron

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."show more

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1,701 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 28% (471)
4 48% (821)
3 19% (330)
2 4% (64)
1 1% (15)
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