And I'm trying to figure out why I didn't get to his note sooner. Sorry, Dale. I have no excuses. Tell us more about Dead Lions.
Here's what he wrote:
Found a new author I absolutely love - Mick Herron.
He has two books set in London amidst the intrigue of the British MI5 secret service. Slow Horses and Dead Lions.
The basics plot element is that the "slow horses" are agents who have made some monumental mistake that has put them on a career path of being slowly but surely drummed out of the secret service.
Far from Regent's Park, the center of power, they are assigned to lowly tasks at the slightly decrepit and depressing Slough House. The leader of the slow horses is the overweight and seemingly burned out Jackson Lamb — a veteran of the cold war and a man with many secrets who still has his finger on the pulse of things, so to speak.
The books are phenomenal, Great intricate plots, twists, suspense without gratuitous violence, old fashioned page turners. I can see them as films and I certainly hope Herron adds a third book to the list!
- The author's web site
- Betty's review from Mysterious Reviews
- Andi Shechter's review at Reviewing the Evidence
- Mel Jacob's review at Gumshoe