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The Trap by Alan Gibbons Book Review

I received a free copy of The Movie Version in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are my own.

Title: The Trap

Author: Alan Gibbons… 345 more words


Mick Herron - Dead Lions

“Grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind” (Ode: Intimations of Immortality, Wordsworth)

So………having encountered Mick Herron’s first in his Jackson Lamb series, a bare week or so ago, I was utterly unable to resist downloading and compulsively devouring book 2. 678 more words

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The search for the "Fifth Man" -- Spooks and Chess Players

“They began a mad search for enemies inside the organisation itself – seeking to find more hidden traitors who could be used to explain why MI5 kept failing to do its job properly.

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The image

In the 1950s, the Eisenhower administration in the US feared the rise of global Communism. As a result, they fostered a series of regime changes across the globe from Iran to Guatemala. 605 more words


Mick Herron - Slow Horses

Borstal for spies; Herron trips, feints and cleverly deceives the reader every step of the way

Mick Herron’s Slow Horses, the first book in a series set in ‘Slough House’ a kind of transfer to the bottom stream for spooks from MI5 who have made mistakes, is stunning. 811 more words

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How the hell do I write this piece? I should name it after a YouTube channel I like to gravitate to now and then called ‘Late to the Party’. 4,207 more words

Real Tigers: second rate spies save the day

There’s no doubt about it: Mick Herron blows the bloody doors off with the opening chapters of Real Tigers. This is stand-out, showboat, top rank writing, honed close to perfection with all the skill and dedication of an artisan craftsman. 444 more words

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