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The Drop & The List

by Mick Herron

The Drop & The List Synopsis

Two Slough House Novellas **THE DROP** 'It is time Mick Herron was recognised in his own right as the best thriller writer in Britain today' Sunday Express 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. **THE LIST** 'Mick Herron is an incredible writer and if you haven't read him yet, you NEED to' Mark Billingham Dieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble. Death has revealed that the deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account - and there's only ever one reason a spy has a secret second bank account. The question of whether he was a double agent must be resolved, and its answer may undo an entire career's worth of spy secrets. **previously published as two separate editions**

The Drop & The List Press Reviews

The new king of the spy thriller - Mail on Sunday The new spy master - Evening Standard It's all sheer fun. Herron is spy fiction's great humorist, mixing absurd situations with sparklingly funny dialogue and elegant, witty prose - The Times Mick Herron is the John le Carre of our generation - Val McDermid Mick Herron is an incredible writer and if you haven't read him yet, you NEED to - Mark Billingham

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529327311
Publication date: 26th November 2019
Author: Mick Herron
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of John Murray Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller,

About Mick Herron

Mick Herron is an award-winning novelist and author of the Jackson Lamb series. His work has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller, and the Ellery Queen Readers Award, and been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, Shamus, and Theakstons Novel of the Year Awards. Mick Herron was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and now lives in Oxford.

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