This is the first in a series of clever, darkly humorous, and cynical modern spy novels featuring the inmates of Slough House, all MI5 agents who have failed spectacularly in some way and are relegated to the most mind numbing tasks in the hope they will resign from the service. However, ambition, denial and events conspire to put them back in the game again and the result is highly addictive. Herron is a modern Le Carre from the world of office cubicles, downsizing and wry, obscure British TV. The second book in the series, Dead Lions, is even better.
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Published: Soho Constable - June 1st, 2010