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The Drop: A Slough House Novella - Mick Herron

The Drop: A Slough House Novella - Mick Herron
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Title: The Drop

Author:  Mick Herron

ISBN:  9781473678309

Weight:  449g

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The Drop by Mick Herron

Old spooks carry the memory of tradecraft in their bones, and when Solomon Dortmund sees an envelope being passed from one pair of hands to another in a Marylebone cafe, he knows he’s witnessed more than an innocent encounter.  But in relaying his suspicions to John Bachelor, who babysits retired spies like Solly, he sets in train events which will alter lives.

Bachelor himself, a hair’s breadth away from sleeping in his car, is clawing his way back to stability; Hannah Weiss, the double agent whose recruitment was his only success, is starting to enjoy the secrets and lies her role demands; and Lech Wicinski, an Intelligence Service analyst, finds that a simple favour for an old acquaintance might derail his career.  Meanwhile, Lady Di Taverner is trying to keep the Service on an even keel, and if that means throwing the odd crew member overboard, well: collateral damage is her speciality.

A drop, in spook parlance, is the passing on of secret information.

It’s also what happens just before you hit the ground.

Peer & Press Reviews

Herron is a master of subtle wit and satire, intricately weaving an impressive amount of detail into a short story.  The Drop is also timely, set against the backdrop of looming Brexit and a changing security situation that could turn services that are currently “friendly” against each other.  For Herron’s fans this is a welcome snack between meals as they eagerly await the sixth novel in the series next year, while new readers can enjoy a taste of why he is rightly touted as one of the best thriller writers in Britain today.

Daily Express

Darkly funny, beautifully written.

Irish Independent

The Drop becomes part of the growing library of the Slough House series chronicling the wonderful team of spy incompetents.

The Times, Crime Books of the Year

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Title The Drop
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series Slough House / Jackson Lamb
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
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Publisher John Murray (Publishers)
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781473678309
ISBN 10 1473678307
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 104
Size (h x w x d) 185 x 121 x 14mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Lee Gillies
Jacket images Ilona Wellmann / Arcangel
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