London's Slough House is where disgraced MI5 operatives are reassigned to spend the rest of their spy careers pushing paper. But when one of them is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, Jackson Lamb's agents soon uncover a web of intrigue that involves not only a group of private mercenaries but also the highest authorities in the Security Service.
|Publisher||Isis Audio Books; 2016|
London's Slough House is where disgraced MI5 spies go to finish their washed-up careers. Now they have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. Jackson Lamb soon uncovers a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets. How many people will have to die to keep those secrets buried?
DOWN CEMETERY ROAD
Sarah Tucker - a young married woman, bored and unhappy with her life - becomes obsessed with trying to find the little girl who disappears after a neighbouring house is destroyed by a massive explosion. What begins in suburban Oxford ends on a Scottish island as the hunt for the missing child takes Sarah out of her marriage and onto a journey with a troubled ex-soldier.
London Rules might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one. Cover your arse. The country's being rocked by an apparently random string of terror attacks, and over at Slough House, the crew are about to rediscover their greatest strength - that of making a bad situation much, much worse. It's a good job Jackson Lamb knows the rules. Because those things aren't going to break themselves.
Tom Bettany is working in France when he learns that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead. Liam Bettany fell from his London balcony, where he was smoking dope. Bettany returns home to find out the truth about his son's death. But more than a few people are interested to hear he is back in town. He might have thought he'd left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody really just walks away.
Jackson Lamb's misfit crew of highly trained spooks don't run ops, they push paper. But then a young boy is kidnapped and held hostage with his beheading scheduled for live broadcast on the net. Whatever the instructions of the Service, the 'slow horses' aren't going to just sit quiet and watch . . .
Veteran spook David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail. Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day - he knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man. So it's Lamb they call to identify the body when Cartwright's panic button raises the alarm at Service HQ. And Lamb who will do whatever he thinks necessary, to protect an agent in peril . . .