Ian Fleming. John le Carré. Len Deighton. Mick Herron. The brilliant plotting of Herron's twice CWA Dagger Award-winning Slough House series of spy novels is matched only by his storytelling gift and an ear for viciously funny political satire.
"Mick Herron is the John le Carré of our generation." --Val McDermid
At MI5 headquarters Regent's Park, First Desk Claude Whelan is learning this the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's facing attack from all directions: 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 favorite 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.
Over at Slough House, the MI5 satellite office for outcast and demoted spies, the agents are struggling with personal problems: repressed grief, various addictions, retail paralysis, and the nagging suspicion that their newest colleague is a psychopath. Plus someone is trying to kill Roddy Ho. But collectively, they're about to rediscover their greatest strength--that of making a bad situation much, much worse.
It's a good thing Jackson Lamb knows the rules. Because those things aren't going to break themselves.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ethel55 - www.librarything.com
This one started out a bit slower for me, but soon I was rattling along with the cast of quirky folks that are placed at Slough House. It always amazes me that these semi-demoted band of misfits end ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - booklover915 - www.librarything.com
Mick Herron's "London Rules" resembles a fun-house mirror. Logic and reality are distorted in Slough House, which is populated with rejects from MI5, Britain's intelligence service. Most of the ... Read full review