Joe Country / Mick Herron.

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      Summary: "If Spook Street is where spies live, Joe Country is where they go to die. In Slough House, the London outpost for disgraced spies MI5, 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 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 breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score"-- Provided by publisher.
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      HERRON, M. Joe Country. [s. l.]: Soho Crime, 2019. ISBN 9781641290555. Disponível em: Acesso em: 18 jan. 2020.
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      Herron M. Joe Country. Soho Crime; 2019. Accessed January 18, 2020.
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      Herron, M. (2019). Joe Country. Soho Crime. Retrieved from
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      Herron, Mick. 2019. Joe Country. A Slough House Novel: 6. Soho Crime.
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      Herron, M. (2019) Joe Country. Soho Crime (A Slough House novel: 6). Available at: (Accessed: 18 January 2020).
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      Herron, M 2019, Joe Country, A Slough House novel: 6, Soho Crime, viewed 18 January 2020, .
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      Herron, Mick. Joe Country. Soho Crime, 2019. EBSCOhost,
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      Herron, Mick. Joe Country. A Slough House Novel: 6. Soho Crime, 2019.
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      Herron M. Joe Country [Internet]. Soho Crime; 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 18]. (A Slough House novel: 6). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2

British teenager Lucas Harper is missing, and his mum asks Clare Addison for help. That's sensible because Clare belongs to a wing of MI5 with many sneaky ways to hunt someone. But things get sticky. Turns out Clare and Lucas' father—he's dead now—were having an affair. Both were assigned to Slough House, where disgraced spies get dumped, those whose careers have gone straight to DVD. Then author Herron catches up on the blighted lives of the various agents working out of Slough House. This long sequence will be very welcome to those familiar with Herron's five earlier Slough novels, but newcomers might feel like they've accidentally crashed somebody else's family reunion. But back to the main plot: Mum was right to pick Clare, who finds traceable internet connections from Lucas' Fitbit, and the trail leads to a fiery scene in Wales. A solid thriller buoyed as always by Herron's mordant humor. Why does the boss prefer the predigital era? Because you can't break a man with a rolled-up copy of the internet. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 January #1

Armed with CWA Gold and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers, Herron takes us back to Slough House, where superannuated MI5-ers get marooned. But they're not dead yet, as Slough head Jackson Lamb sends out his troubled spies to settle a score.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 May #1

Herron's enjoyable sixth Slough House novel (after 2018's London Rules) offers a jaundiced look at espionage in the Brexit age. Jackson Lamb is in charge of Slough House, the decrepit London building where MI5 operatives end up because of a botched mission, alcohol abuse, or simply stepping on the wrong toes. At one point, Lamb tells his crew of misfits: "You lot keep your heads down, do what you're told, and quietly die of boredom, and everyone's happy as an Oxfam worker at a sex party. But start making waves and there are shit storms waiting to happen." Lamb is proven right when Louisa Guy, one of his staff, is contacted by Clare, the widow of Min Harper, Louisa's former colleague and lover. Clare asks Louisa to find her missing 17-year-old son, Lucas. This simple task turns into a deadly game of blackmail, treachery, and spy vs. spy, played out in the freezing Welsh countryside. Droll dialogue, characters who wear their foibles proudly, and observations on the politics of potential vested interest in national security keep the pages turning. Herron solidifies his place as one of Britain's top spy novelists. Agent: Juliet Burton, Juliet Burton Literary. (U.K.) (June)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.