Author(s): Mick Herron
'If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers' The Spectator 'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on Sunday 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 ...
Shortlisted for CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2016 and CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger 2016.
Mick Herron's first Slough House novel - the Steel-Dagger nominated Slow Horses - was described as the 'most enjoyable British spy novel in years' by the Mail on Sunday. The second Slough House novel, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger, and was picked by the Sunday Times as one of the best twenty-five crime novels of the past five years. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and now lives in Oxford.