Slow Horses Deluxe Edition

Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle—not unusual in this line of work.

Author: Mick Herron

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1641293004

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Welcome to the thrilling and unnervingly prescient world of the slow horses. This team of MI5 agents is united by one common bond: They've screwed up royally and will do anything to redeem themselves. This special tenth-anniversary deluxe edition of a modern classic includes a foreword by the author, discussion questions for book clubs, and an exclusive short story featuring the slow horses. London, England: Slough House is where washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their failed careers. The “slow horses,” as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated there. Maybe they botched an Op so badly they can’t be trusted anymore. Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle—not unusual in this line of work. One thing they have in common, though, is they want to be back in the action. And most of them would do anything to get there─even if it means having to collaborate with one another. When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, the slow horses see an opportunity to redeem themselves. But is the victim really who he appears to be?

Slow Horses

*Picked as a 'best thriller of the last decade' by The Times* *Soon to be a TV series starring Oscar-award winning actor Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb* 'The new king of the spy thriller' Mail on Sunday 'Razor-sharp prose, fully formed ...

Author: Mick Herron

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473621968

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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*Picked as a 'best thriller of the last decade' by The Times* PRE-ORDER SLOUGH HOUSE THE LASTEST IN MICK HERRON'S BESTSELLING SERIES *Soon to be a TV series starring Oscar-award winning actor Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb* 'The new king of the spy thriller' Mail on Sunday 'Razor-sharp prose, fully formed characters and an underlying pathos make this series the most exciting development in spy fiction since the Cold War' The Times You don't stop being a spook just because you're no longer in the game. Banished to Slough House from the ranks of achievers at Regent's Park for various crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal, Jackson Lamb's misfit crew of highly trained joes don't run ops, they push paper. But not one of them joined the Intelligence Service to be a 'slow horse'. A boy is kidnapped and held hostage. His beheading is scheduled for live broadcast on the net. And whatever the instructions of the Service, the slow horses aren't going to just sit quiet and watch . . 'As a master of wit, satire, insight... Herron is difficult to overpraise' Daily Telegraph 'Irresistible writing ... ironclad storytelling and off-kilter humour' Financial Times 'Mick Herron's novels are a satirical chronicle of modern Britain . . . in their gleefully shocking way, his books reflect the trajectory of the nation' Economist

Born to Slow Horses

Born to Slow Horses is a fast , breathless ride . " Forrest Gander “ Those who lament that the Age of Giants is over have evidently never read Kamau ...

Author: Kamau Brathwaite

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819567451

Category: History

Page: 143

View: 950

New work by the co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement.


Slow Horses

Slough House is a dumping ground for British intelligence agents who've screwed up a case - say by leaving a secret file on a train, or blowing a surveillance.

Author: Mick Herron

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 9781473641105

Category: Intelligence service

Page: 328

View: 218

Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 'The finest new crime series this millennium' Mail on Sunday You don't stop being a spook just because you're no longer in the game. Banished to Slough House from the ranks of achievers at Regent's Park for various crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal, Jackson Lamb's misfit crew of highly trained joes don't run ops, they push paper. But not one of them joined the Intelligence Service to be a 'slow horse'. A boy is kidnapped and held hostage. His beheading is scheduled for live broadcast on the net. And whatever the instructions of the Service, the slow horses aren't going to just sit quiet and watch . . .

Slow Horses

As the clock ticks on the execution, River finds that everyone involved has their own agenda. And unless the slow horses can prove they're not as useless as they're thought to be, a young man's death is going to echo around the world.

Author: Mick Herron

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780753186954

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 416

View: 841

Slough House is a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who've screwed up. Bitterest amongst them is River Cartwright, whose days are now spent transcribing phone conversations. But when a young man is abducted, and threatened to be beheaded live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself.


Slough House

'I think this might be the best Jackson Lamb outing yet' Christopher Brookmyre 'Herron has certainly devised the most completely realised espionage universe since that peopled by George Smiley' The Times 'This is a darker, scarier Herron.

Author: Mick Herron

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529378672

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 400

*PRE-ORDER SLOUGH HOUSE NOW! - Soon to be a TV series starring Gary Oldman* 'Slough House, is as eye-wateringly funny as it is nerve-shreddingly tense. I think this might be the best Jackson Lamb outing yet' Christopher Brookmyre 'This is a darker, scarier Herron. The gags are still there but the satire's more biting. The privatization of a secret service op and the manipulation of news is relevant and horribly credible' Ann Cleeves 'Mick Herron is one of the finest writers of his generation' Steve Cavanagh 'Razor-sharp prose, fully formed characters and an underlying pathos make this series the most exciting development in spy fiction since the Cold War' The Times 'Kill us? They've never needed to kill us,' said Lamb. 'I mean, look at us. What would be the point?' A year after a calamitous blunder by the Russian secret service left a British citizen dead from novichok poisoning, Diana Taverner is on the warpath. What seems a gutless response from the government has pushed the Service's First Desk into mounting her own counter-offensive - but she's had to make a deal with the devil first. And given that the devil in question is arch-manipulator Peter Judd, she could be about to lose control of everything she's fought for. Meanwhile, still reeling from recent losses, the slow horses are worried they've been pushed further into the cold. Slough House has been wiped from Service records, and fatal accidents keep happening. No wonder Jackson Lamb's crew are feeling paranoid. But have they actually been targeted? With a new populist movement taking a grip on London's streets, and the old order ensuring that everything's for sale to the highest bidder, the world's an uncomfortable place for those deemed surplus to requirements. The wise move would be to find a safe place and wait for the troubles to pass. But the slow horses aren't famed for making wise decisions. 'The new king of the spy thriller' Mail on Sunday 'As a master of wit, satire, insight... Herron is difficult to overpraise' Daily Telegraph 'Irresistible writing ... ironclad storytelling and off-kilter humour' Financial Times 'Mick Herron's novels are a satirical chronicle of modern Britain . . . in their gleefully shocking way, his books reflect the trajectory of the nation' The Economist

Joe Country

If Spook Street is where spies live, Joe Country is where they go to die.

Author: Mick Herron

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1641290560

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 200

If Spook Street is where spies live, Joe Country is where they go to die. In Slough House, the London outpost for disgraced MI5 spies, memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa Guy is raking over the ashes of lost love, and new recruit Lech Wicinski, whose sins make him an outcast even among the slow horses, is determined to discover who destroyed his career, even if he tears his life apart in the process. Meanwhile, in Regent’s Park, Diana Taverner’s tenure as First Desk is running into difficulties. If she’s going to make the Service fit for purpose, she might have to make deals with a familiar old devil . . . And with winter taking its grip, Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can’t ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible for killing a slow horse breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score.


Betting on Horse Racing For Dummies

Figure 11-3 shows an extreme example of a horse that runs very slow Beyer Speed Figures. This horse runs mostly 0 Beyers, which won't win a race at any ...

Author: Richard Eng

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764578405

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 754

How to enjoy a day at the races-and bet to win! The last two years have seen a record number of Americans tune in for climatic Triple Crown races featuring Smarty Jones and Funny Cide; in 2004, television viewership jumped a whopping 61 percent over the record set in 2003, and the Belmont Stakes race itself drew a record crowd of more than 120,000! This easy-to-understand guide shows first-time visitors to the track how to enjoy the sport of horse racing-and make smart bets. It explains what goes on at the track, what to look for in horses and jockeys, how to read a racing form and do simple handicapping, and how to manage betting funds and make wagers that stand a good chance of paying off. Complete with coverage of off-track and online betting, it's just what anyone needs to play the ponies-and win! Richard Eng (Las Vegas, NV) is a racing writer and handicapper for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a columnist for the Daily Racing Form, and the host of a horseracing radio program in Las Vegas. He was formerly a part of the ABC Sports team that covered the Triple Crown.


Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays

Slow Horses Join the Also-Rans Our game exemplifies a new way of joining several games, G,H,K,... to produce a compound, GΔHΔKΔ...(“G also H also K also .

Author: Elwyn R. Berlekamp

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429945604

Category: Mathematics

Page: 212

View: 981

In the quarter of a century since three mathematicians and game theorists collaborated to create Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays, the book has become the definitive work on the subject of mathematical games. Now carefully revised and broken down into four volumes to accommodate new developments, the Second Edition retains the original's wealth of wit and wisdom. The authors' insightful strategies, blended with their witty and irreverent style, make reading a profitable pleasure. In Volume 2, the authors have a Change of Heart, bending the rules established in Volume 1 to apply them to games such as Cut-cake and Loopy Hackenbush. From the Table of Contents: - If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em! - Hot Bottles Followed by Cold Wars - Games Infinite and Indefinite - Games Eternal--Games Entailed - Survival in the Lost World

Storey s Guide to Training Horses 3rd Edition

Slower-moving horses should stay in from the rail and allow faster-traveling horses to go by them on the outside; the fasthorses will not have to swerve ...

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1635861225

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 866

Storey’s Guide to Training Horses is a one-stop reference for every aspect of horse training, including a complete program for turning a shy and gangly foal into a calm, confident, well-balanced equine partner. Now with full-color photography, the third edition includes step-by-step guidance on all the essential training procedures for both English- and Western-style riding, including haltering and leading, saddling and mounting, and addresses the finer points of gaits, lightness, and collection. Best-selling author Heather Smith Thomas draws on her decades of equestrian experience to anticipate every situation that might arise and provide answers to managing all the potential challenges of training different types of horses.

New Zealand Railways Magazine

fools , while slow trains were intended for the transport of slow horses . On one occasion , Jeff had posted a letter on a slow train , and six months later ...

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Wild About Horses

overly slow horses will not manage a jump-off course. Turns can be neither too tight nor too round. But in this game of high-speed chess it is the rider, ...

Author: Lawrence Scanlan

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307364224

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 652

National Bestseller ¸ Globe and Mail Bestseller More than any other creature, the beautiful and spirited horse has shaped the course of human history. To gallop on horseback even once is to understand instantly why humans have been connecting with horses for more than 6,000 years. Thoughtful, lyrical, exhaustively researched and generously illustrated, Wild About Horses illuminates and chronicles the ancient, powerful and mystical bond between horses and humans.

Wit and Wisdom of Lord Tredegar

“Fast women and slow horses.” I have never been able to find out exactly why the cabmen's dinner is fixed for Guy Fawkes' Day. I have looked up Guy Fawkes' ...

Author: Godfrey Charles Morgan

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752440627

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 490

Reproduction of the original: Wit and Wisdom of Lord Tredegar by Godfrey Charles Morgan

Equine Science

Horses have different types of sleep, namely: • Two hours of dosing or ... Three hours of slow-wave sleep, at which point the horse is lying down in either ...

Author: Zoe Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118741188

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 984

The biochemical nature of cells -- Cells, tissues and organs -- Equine support and movement -- The lower limb -- The digestive system -- The respiratory system -- The circulatory system -- The nervous system -- The endocrine system -- The skin -- The senses -- Reproduction -- Genetics -- The urinary system -- The immune system -- Exercise physiology, functional anatomy and conformation -- Teeth and ageing -- Evolution, classification and behaviour of the horse

Real Tigers

When one of their own is kidnapped, the washed-up MI5 operatives of Slough House—the Slow Horses, as they're known—outwit rogue agents at the very highest levels of British Intelligence, and even to Downing Street itself.

Author: Mick Herron

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616956135

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 155

When one of their own is kidnapped, the washed-up MI5 operatives of Slough House—the Slow Horses, as they're known—outwit rogue agents at the very highest levels of British Intelligence, and even to Downing Street itself. London: Slough House is the MI5 branch where disgraced operatives are reassigned after they’ve messed up too badly to be trusted with real intelligence work. The “Slow Horses,” as the failed spies of Slough House are called, are doomed to spend the rest of their careers pushing paper, but they all want back in on the action. When one of their own is kidnapped and held for ransom, the agents of Slough House must defeat the odds, overturning all expectations of their competence, to breach the top-notch security of MI5’s intelligence headquarters, Regent’s Park, and steal valuable intel in exchange for their comrade’s safety. The kidnapping is only the tip of the iceberg, however—the agents uncover a larger web of intrigue that involves not only a group of private mercenaries but the highest authorities in the Secret Service. After years spent as the lowest on the totem pole, the Slow Horses suddenly find themselves caught in the midst of a conspiracy that threatens not only the future of Slough House, but of MI5 itself.