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1473647061
Book:Smoke and Whispers; Mick Herron:2020 Book Smoke and Whispers; Mick Herron
Smoke and Whispers; Mick Herron
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: THRILLER
Publisher: John Murray, 2020
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781473647060
Series: Zoe Bohm
Extent: pbk
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1473674190
Book:Dead lions:2017 Book
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: John Murray
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: Soho Crime, 2013 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.
328 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1473678307
Book:The drop:2018 Book
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: John Murray
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Old spooks carry the memory of tradecraft in their bones, and when Solomon Dortmund sees an envelope being passed from one pair of hands to another in a Marylebone cafe, he knows he's witnessed more than an innocent encounter. But in relaying his suspicions to John Bachelor, who babysits retired spies like Solly, he sets in train events which will alter lives. Bachelor himself, a hair's breadth away from sleeping in his car, is clawing his way back to stability; Hannah Weiss, the double agent whose recruitment was his only success, is starting to enjoy the secrets and lies her role demands; and Lech Wicinski, an Intelligence Service analyst, finds that a simple favour for an old acquaintance might derail his career. Meanwhile, Lady Di Taverner is trying to keep the Service on an even keel, and if that means throwing the odd crew member overboard, well: collateral damage is her speciality.
112 pages ; 19 cm (hbk)
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1473657350
Book:This is what happened:2019 Book
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: John Murray
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2018 26-year-old Maggie Barnes is someone you would never look at twice. Living alone in a month-to-month sublet in the huge city of London, with no family but an estranged sister, no boyfriend or partner, and not much in the way of friends, Maggie is just the kind of person who could vanish from the face of the earth without anyone taking notice. Or just the kind of person MI5 needs to infiltrate the establishment and thwart an international plot that puts all of Britain at risk. Now one young woman has the chance to be a hero - if she can think quickly enough to stay alive.
243 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1785417266
Large print:London rules:2019 Large print
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: ISIS
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: John Murray, 2018 'London Rules' might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one. Cover your arse. Regent's Park's First Desk, Claude Whelan, is learning this the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's facing attack from all directions himself: from the showboating MP who orchestrated the Brexit vote, and now has his sights set on Number Ten; from the showboat's wife, a tabloid columnist, who's crucifying Whelan in print; from the PM's favourite Muslim, who's about to be elected mayor of the West Midlands, despite the dark secret he's hiding; and especially from his own deputy, Lady Di Taverner, who's alert for Claude's every stumble. Meanwhile, the country's being rocked by an apparently random string of terror attacks, and someone's trying to kill Roddy Ho.
80 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1473657482
Book:Joe Country:2020 Book
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: John Murray
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2019 'We're spies,' said Lamb. 'All kinds of outlandish shit goes on.' In Slough House memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa Guy is raking over the ashes of lost love, and new recruit Lech Wicinski, whose sins make him outcast even among the slow horses, is determined to discover who destroyed his career, even if he tears his life apart in the process. Meanwhile, in Regent's Park, Diana Taverner's tenure as First Desk is running into difficulties. If she's going to make the Service fit for purpose, she might have to make deals with a familiar old devil. And with winter taking its grip Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can't ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even thescore.
344 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1785416456
Large print:Spook Street:2019 Large print
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: ISIS
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: John Murray, 2017 20 years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail. Radioactive secrets and unfinished business go with the territory on Spook Street: he's always known there would be an accounting. And he's not as defenceless as they might think. Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man.
414 pages (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1785416359
Large print:Real tigers:2018 Large print
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2018
Language: English
Type: Large print
Publisher: ISIS
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: John Murray, 2016 London's Slough House is where disgraced MI5 operatives are reassigned to spend the rest of their careers pushing paper. But when one of these fallen spies is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, the agents must breach the defenses of Regent's Park to steal valuable intel in exchange for their comrade's safety. The kidnapping is only the tip of the iceberg, however, as the agents uncover a larger web of intrigue that involves not only a group of private mercenaries, but also the highest authorities in the Security Service. After years spent as the lowest on the totem pole, the spies suddenly find themselves caught in the midst of a conspiracy that threatens not only the future of Slough House, but of MI5 itself.
1 volume (large print) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1473647088
Book:Reconstruction:2019 Book
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: John Murray
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Constable, 2008 When a man with a gun breaks into her school, nursery teacher Louise Kennedy knows there's not likely to be a happy ending. But Jaime isn't there on a homicidal whim, and is as scared as the hostages he's taken.
360 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1473674182
Book:Slow horses:2017 Book
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2017
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: John Murray
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: London: Constable, 2010 Slough House is a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who've screwed up. Bitterest amongst them is River Cartwright, whose days are now spent transcribing phone conversations. But when a young man is abducted, and threatened to be beheaded live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself.
352 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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An old fashioned spy story in the tradition of John le Carre, if a rather more downmarket version. S
13/04/20
kimgreenfield
Surrey Live
1529327318
Book:The drop & The list, two Slough House novellas:2019 Book
Author: Herron, Mick
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Publisher: John Murray
Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: 'The Drop' - Old spooks carry the memory of tradecraft in their bones, and when Solomon Dortmund sees an envelope being passed from one pair of hands to another in a Marylebone cafe, he knows he's witnessed more than an innocent encounter. But in relaying his suspicions to John Bachelor, who babysits retired spies like Solly, he sets in train events which will alter lives. 'The List' - Dieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble. Death has revealed that the deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account - and there's only ever one reason a spy has a secret second bank account. The question of whether he was a double agent must be resolved, and its answer may undo an entire career's worth of spy secrets.
208 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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