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Bad Actors: Slough House Series, Book 8
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In London's MI5 headquarters a scandal is brewing that could disgrace the entire intelligence community. The Downing Street superforecaster—a specialist who advises the Prime Minister's office on how policy is likely to be received by the electorate—has disappeared without a trace. Claude Whelan, who was once head of MI5, has been tasked with tracking her down. But the trail leads him straight back to Regent's Park itself, with First Desk Diana Taverner as chief suspect. Has Taverner overplayed her hand at last? Meanwhile, her Russian counterpart, Moscow intelligence's First Desk, has cheekily showed up in London and shaken off his escort. Are the two unfortunate events connected? Over at Slough House, where Jackson Lamb presides over some of MI5's most embittered demoted agents, the slow horses are doing what they do best, and adding a little bit of chaos to an already unstable situation ... There are bad actors everywhere, and they usually get their comeuppance before the credits roll. But politics is a dirty business, and in a world where lying, cheating and backstabbing are the norm, sometimes the good guys can find themselves outgunned.
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        The disappearance of Sophie de Greer, a “superforecaster” who predicts voter reactions to British government policies, drives Herron’s terrific eighth Slough House novel (after 2021’s Slow Horses). Since de Greer might be a Russian plant, two important people want her found: Anthony Sparrow, the prime minister’s slimy enforcer, because he hired de Greer and wants to spare the government humiliation, and Diane Taverner, MI5’s ruthless chief, because she knows Sparrow will blame her if de Greer turns out to be a spy. The actual work of finding de Greer falls to the so-called slow horses of Slough House, “the fleapit to which Regent’s Park consigns failures, and where would-be stars of the British security service are living out the aftermath of their professional errors.” Every piece counts in the intricate jigsaw puzzle of a plot, but the book’s main strength is its dry, acerbic wit (Sparrow is “a homegrown Napoleon: nasty, British and short”). The result is an outstanding mix of arch humor, superb characterizations, and trenchant political observations. The forthcoming Apple TV adaptation of the series is sure to win Herron new fans. Agent: Juliet Burton, Juliet Burton Literary (U.K.).

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      • content: Gerard Doyle narrates another installment in the Slough House series as the group of screw-up spies attempt to prevent a scandal from casting the entire intelligence community in a negative light. The disappearance of a think-tank specialist with a track record of accurately predicting policy outcomes has MI5 racing to find her. Moscow and London intelligence are thrown into chaos as Diana Taverner, First Desk at MI5, finds herself on a knife's edge. Doyle's narration matches Herron's satirical spy thriller with aplomb. He navigates the varied accents with care and keeps the prose sounding equal parts humorous, witty, and on the nose. Ideal for fans and newcomers alike. J.M.M. � AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine
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