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Bad Actors by Mick Herron

Now in the eighth book in the Slough House series, British espionage author Mick Herron continues to kill off his collection of failed spies one at a time, replacing them with new ones. And it seems the MI5 overlords at Regent’s Park have no shortage…
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Target Zero by Anthony Riches

Best known for his Roman epics, Anthony Riches has set aside sword and sandals for a contemporary high-octane series. The Protector novels feature lone wolf Mickey Bale and Target Zero is his second full-throttle outing after last year’s Nemesis. The action flits between London and…
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I Spy

Written by Claire Kendal — Some little girls dream of becoming a nurse when they grow up, or perhaps a soldier, a doctor or even the next Beyonce. Holly Lawrence? From an early age, as she snooped behind the sofa, she dreamt of becoming a…
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That Old Black Magic

Written by Cathi Unsworth — Another music-related title for a Cathi Unsworth standalone book, and this one had me in its spell from early doors. Like Without The Moon – which we reviewed in 2015, it is set firmly in World War II. Open this…
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London Rules by Mick Herron

In John LeCarre’s classic Smiley’s People, Moscow Rules are a form of ultra-cautious tactics for operating in the most dangerous circumstances. They include such measures as dead drops, chalk marks as signal markers, and careful face-to-face meetings. In the end, they were not enough to…
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This Is What Happened

Written by Mick Herron – Since 2013, Mick Herron has been writing about London’s espionage community to great acclaim. There are four novels so far in his satirical Jackson Lamb series, with a fifth, London Rules, arriving this summer. Dead Lions was awarded the 2013…
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