by Mick Herron
Editor: Soho Crime
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The first book of CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning British spying book of the series featuring a team of MI5 agents united by a common bond: They have screwed up royalty and will do everything to get back on track.London, England: Slough House is where the washed out MI5 spies go straight away what is left of the career failure.The “slow horses”, as they are called, disgraced themselves, in some way to get relegated here.Maybe they screwed him up a bad op and can’t trust him any more.Maybe they got like an ambitious colleague and had the rug ripped out under them.Maybe they were just too dependent on the bottle-no unusual in this line of work.One thing they have in common, however, is that they all want to be back in action.And most of them would do anything to get there, even if it means working with each other.Cartwright River, one of these “slow horse”, is bitter about its failure and tedious assignment of transcribing conversations on cell phones.When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, de la Rivière sees an opportunity to redeem himself.But it’s the victim that he seems to beAnd what’s the kidnappers connecting with a disgraceful reporter?As the clock on the execution, de la Rivière realizes that everyone has their own agenda
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