Slow Horses

Slow Horses

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Slough House is a dumping ground for British intelligence agents who ve screwed up a case in any number of ways by leaving a secret file on a train or blowing a surveillance. River Cartwright, one such slow horse, is bitter about his failure and about his tedious assignment transcribing cell phone conversations.
When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself.
Is the victim who he first appears to be? And what s the kidnappers connection with a disgraced journalist? As the clock ticks on the execution, River finds that everyone has his own agenda."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 329 pages
  • 142 x 218 x 34mm | 539.77g
  • Soho Constable
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 1569476438
  • 9781569476437
  • 1,035,431

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Praise for "Slow Horses"
A funny, stylish, satirical, gripping story . . . Memorably seedy characters, sharp dialogue, complex plot. I m hooked.
" TheGuardian "
This is blackly funny, tense and worryingly plausible. The most enjoyable British spy novel in years.
"Mail on Sunday," Five-star Review
""These are terrific novels. The writing is very good. The sense of humour is there, and there's a certain amount of skepticism as well, which keeps you wanting to read."
J.D. Singh, CBC's "The Next Chapter"
"Subtle, detailed and utterly convincing."
" "The Crime Review" "(UK)
"Slow Horses" is a fine thriller . . . it s also a wonderfully funny, farcical, deeply cynical skewering of politics, bureaucrats, turf wars, and the Great Game.
" Booklist "
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 Review "
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About Mick Herron

Mick Herronwas 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 the standalone thriller"Nobody Walks, "and the novella"The List." His work has been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, and Shamus Awards, and he has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel. He lives in Oxford and works in London."
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3,835 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 23% (874)
4 47% (1,786)
3 23% (879)
2 5% (209)
1 2% (87)
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