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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 cooperating.

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*Now a major TV series starring Gary Oldman*

‘The new king of the spy thriller’ Mail on Sunday

From the Intelligence Service purgatory that is Slough House, where disgraced spies are sent to see out the dregs of their careers, Jackson Lamb is on his way to Oxford, where a former spook has turned up dead on a bus. Dickie Bow was a talented streetwalker once, good at following people and bringing home their secrets. He was in Berlin with Lamb, back in the day. But he’s not an obvious target for assassination in the here and now.

On Dickie’s phone Lamb finds the last message he ever left, which hints that an old-time Moscow-style op is being run in the Intelligence Service’s back-yard. Once a spook, always a spook, and even being dead doesn’t mean you can’t uncover secrets.

Dickie Bow might have tailed his last target, but Lamb and his crew of no-hopers are about to go live.

‘Mick Herron is an incredible writer’ Mark Billingham

‘The spycraft of le Carré refracted through the blackly comic vision of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22’ Financial Times

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Weight 0.26 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 × 2.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

336

Language

English

Edition

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Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K