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Real Tigers

Jackson Lamb Thriller 3

By Mick Herron

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The new novel in the CWA Gold Dagger-winning Jackson Lamb series

SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLDSBORO GOLD DAGGER AND THE IAN FLEMING STEEL DAGGER

'If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers' The Spectator

'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on Sunday

London's Slough House is where disgraced MI5 operatives are reassigned to spend the rest of their careers pushing paper. But when one of these fallen spies is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, the agents must breach the defenses of Regent's Park to steal valuable intel in exchange for their comrade's safety.

The kidnapping is only the tip of the iceberg, however, as the agents uncover a larger web of intrigue that involves not only a group of private mercenaries, but also the highest authorities in the Security Service.

After years spent as the lowest on the totem pole, the spies suddenly find themselves caught in the midst of a conspiracy that threatens not only the future of Slough House, but of MI5 itself . . .

Biographical Notes

Mick Herron's first Jackson Lamb novel - the Steel-Dagger nominated Slow Horses - was described as the 'most enjoyable British spy novel in years' by the Mail on Sunday. The second Jackson Lamb novel, Dead Lions, won the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger, and was picked by the Sunday Times as one of the best twenty-five crime novels of the past five years. Mick was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and now lives in Oxford.

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  • ISBN: 9781473621213
  • Publication date: 11 Feb 2016
  • Page count: 368
  • Imprint: John Murray
Herron's Slough House novels are the finest new crime series this Millennium — Mail on Sunday
If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers. Better still, read the whole series — Andrew Taylor, The Spectator
Real Tigers has revitalised the spy thriller genre — Sunday Express
Surely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years — Metro
A thriller that moves Herron close to the class of Graham Greene — Daily Mail
Herron fills a gap that has been yawning ever since Len Deighton retired — Daily Telegraph
A pulsating spy thriller — Daily Express
Think Le Carre with fewer posh people and laugh-out-loud funny. Mick Herron is the real deal — Irish Times
Sardonically funny and pleasingly complex — Independent
Rather as if Philip Larkin or Alan Bennett had had a go at spy fiction — Sunday Times
What a find! . . . I think Herron's is the next big name in crime fiction — Literary Review
Herron's Slough House novels are the finest new crime series this Millennium
If you read one spy novel this year, read Real Tigers. Better still, read the whole series
Real Tigers has revitalised the spy thriller genre
Surely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years
A thriller that moves Herron close to the class of Graham Greene
Herron fills a gap that has been yawning ever since Len Deighton retired
A pulsating spy thriller
Think Le Carre with fewer posh people and laugh-out-loud funny. Mick Herron is the real deal
Sardonically funny and pleasingly complex
Rather as if Philip Larkin or Alan Bennett had had a go at spy fiction
What a find! . . . I think Herron's is the next big name in crime fiction
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