Sunday 29th October at 10:00am
Join other book-lovers for a walk in the Saffron Walden countryside to discuss Mick Herron’s Slow Horses.
You don’t stop being a spook just because you’re no longer in the game.
Welcome to Slough House, Regent’s Park, a graveyard for members of the intelligence service no longer in the game – the slow horses. A motley crew of criminals, abusers and troubled souls, banished for various crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal – they all belong to Jackson Lamb.
Jackson Lamb’s misfits may be highly trained but they don’t run ops, they push paper. When a boy is kidnapped and held hostage and his attackers promise to behead him, live on the net, a chance opens up for the slow horses to redeem themselves and whatever the instructions of the Service, the slow horses aren’t going to just sit quiet and watch.
Yet, as they begin to investigate, a more complex web of deceit and double agency begins to opens up. Is the victim who they claim to be? What is the connection with a disgraced journalist? Who else has something to hide?
As the clock ticks, everyone, it seems, is in the game, with dangerous pieces at play.
Children, dogs and friends welcome! Suitable footwear recommended!