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Spook Street by Mick Herron

‘Spook Street’ is the 4th novel in Mick Herron’s Slough House series which features a group of reject MI5 agents exiled to Slough House and known as the slow horses. The novel opens with a flash mob of teenagers at … Continue reading

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A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming

‘A Divided Spy’ is the 3rd novel by Charles Cumming featuring Thomas Kell. This novel could be read on its own, but since the first two in the series ‘A Foreign Country’ and ‘A Colder War’ are outstanding, why wouldn’t … Continue reading

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The Travelers by Chris Pavone

‘The Travelers’ is Chris Pavone’s third novel. His first two ‘The Expats’ and ‘The Accident’ were pretty good but this one fell a bit flat. Will is a travel writer for a magazine called the Travelers. He goes to exotic … Continue reading

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A Most Wanted Man by John Le Carré

‘A Most Wanted Man’ is an incredibly sad novel and a terrible reflection on what the War in Terror has done to many people, innocent and guilty. Le Carré’s cynicism illustrates how easy it is for someone to be branded … Continue reading

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Real Tigers by Mick Herron

‘Real Tigers’ is the 3rd novel in Mick Heron’s Slough House series and I have come to love the motley crew known as the slow horses. Think of all the slick and sophisticated spies you’ve read about or seen in … Continue reading

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Slow Horses by Mick Herron

‘Slow Horses’ is a witty, cynical look at British MI6. The slow horses are the people who work at Slough House. They are the agents who have disgraced themselves in some way and have been sent into exile. It is … Continue reading

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The English Spy by Daniel Silva

‘The English Spy’ is the 15th novel in Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series and is one of the most exciting and action packed books so far. The story starts out with the murder of an English princess (who is modelled … Continue reading

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Nobody Walks by Mick Herron

‘Nobody Walks’ is a standalone spy thriller by Mick Herron and the brilliant characters in the story kept me hooked from beginning to end. Thomas Bettany is ex-MI5. He worked undercover for many years as Martin Boyd. When the operation … Continue reading

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The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum

‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ is an extremely convoluted book with a reasonable plot. After years of Bourne living as the mild mannered scholar David Webb, Carlos the Jackal has returned to challenge him. At the same time, a new (criminal) Medusa, … Continue reading

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The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

‘The Bourne Supremacy’ is Robert Ludlum’s second Bourne novel and unfortunately doesn’t reach the same high standard as ‘The Bourne Identity’. The book is almost 700 pages long and I felt as though I had to work to get through … Continue reading

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