For the month of August, in the lead up to the return of our bookclubs in September, we are going to suggested a couple of books a week that you might not normally pick up while browsing our shelves.
The second book we want to suggest is:
Spook Street by Mick Herron
This book is the fourth book in the ‘Slough House’ series.
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 centre 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.
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