About the Book
What happens when an old spook loses his mind? Does the
Service have a retirement home for those who know too many secrets but don’t
remember they’re secret? Or does someone take care of the senile spy for good?
These are the questions River Cartwright must ask when his grandfather, a Cold
War–era operative, starts to forget to wear pants and begins to suspect
everyone in his life has been sent by the Service to watch him.
But River has other things to worry about. A bomb goes off in the middle of a
busy shopping center and kills forty innocent civilians. The agents of Slough
House have to figure out who is behind this act of terror before the situation
But River has other things to worry about. A bomb goes off in the middle of a busy shopping center and kills forty innocent civilians. The agents of Slough House have to figure out who is behind this act of terror before the situation escalates.
About the Author
He is the author of the acclaimed Jackson Lamb series, the first of which, the Steel Dagger-nominated Slow Horses was hailed by the Daily Telegraph as one of the “the twenty greatest spy novels of all time”. The second in the series, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger, and was picked by the Sunday Times as one of the best 25 crime novels of the past five years. The third, Real Tigers, was shortlisted for both the Gold and Steel Daggers, for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year, and for the 2017 Macavity Award. It won the Last Laugh Award at Crimefest 2017, for the best humorous crime novel of 2016.
Spook Street, the fourth Jackson Lamb novel – praised by Ian Rankin for its “sublime dialogue and frictionless plotting” – won the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2017.
The fifth Jackson Lamb novel, LONDON RULES, will appear in 2018.
Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford. He writes full time.