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Dead Lions

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399803069

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 3rd March 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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*Now a major TV series starring Gary Oldman*

‘The new king of the spy thriller’ Mail on Sunday

From the Intelligence Service purgatory that is Slough House, where disgraced spies are sent to see out the dregs of their careers, Jackson Lamb is on his way to Oxford, where a former spook has turned up dead on a bus. Dickie Bow was a talented streetwalker once, good at following people and bringing home their secrets. He was in Berlin with Lamb, back in the day. But he’s not an obvious target for assassination in the here and now.

On Dickie’s phone Lamb finds the last message he ever left, which hints that an old-time Moscow-style op is being run in the Intelligence Service’s back-yard. Once a spook, always a spook, and even being dead doesn’t mean you can’t uncover secrets.

Dickie Bow might have tailed his last target, but Lamb and his crew of no-hopers are about to go live.

‘Mick Herron is an incredible writer’ Mark Billingham

‘The spycraft of le Carré refracted through the blackly comic vision of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22’ Financial Times

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Herron may be the most literate, and slyest, thriller writer in English today
Publishers Weekly
Delightful ... with a dry humour reminiscent of Greene and Waugh
Sunday Times
Praise for Mick Herron's Jackson Lamb series:
The finest new crime series this Millennium
Mail on Sunday
Mick Herron is the real deal
Irish Times
Surely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years
Herron has the comedy and eye to rival Len Deighton
Sunday Telegraph
I can't wait to read what Mick Herron writes next
Crime Fiction Lover
With two stellar seasons under its belt, we can now well and truly say Slow Horses is a series well worthy of the hype
Flickering Myth
Blackly comic, brilliantly scripted, alternative spy drama
Independent, My Cultural Life
Jackson Lamb is very much an anti-hero for our times: you might not want to share a lift with him, but when the chips are down you'd want him at your back
Declan Burke, Irish Times