Dead Lions

Dead Lions

Book - 2013
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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 on 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.'
Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, c2013
ISBN: 9781616952259
Branch Call Number: HERRO
Characteristics: 347 p

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NedSu
Dec 29, 2017

I'm coming late to this series, but have read the first two so far. I thoroughly enjoyed Dead Lions. It is a lighter version of LeCarre, with more humor, but still maintaining the devilish plot of the best British spy novels. In my limited exposure to this genre I place Mick Herron right up there with LeCarre and Len Deighton. I look forward to the next two books in the series.

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rooibos
Feb 14, 2015

Loved this book. My fav. of 2015 so far. Very clever, very funny dialogue and British satire at its best, with realistic characters and an excellent plot that really picks up at the end. Reminiscent of Le Carre.

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athena14
Nov 19, 2013

Not the easiest of reading for Americans, but if you've a British slang dictionary on-line, it's both funny and clever. Just be reminded that spying is the mirror game.

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