Joe Country by Mick Herron (Jackson Lamb 6)
Books / June 17, 2019

  Starting with an opening prologue that will leave you open mouthed, Joe Country is Book 6 in the Jackson Lamb spy series detailing the going’s on at Slough house, a kind of forced retirement home for disgraced ‘Joe’s ,’ or spies. With nowhere else to put them they are lumped under Jackson Lamb, an absolute beast of a man, with a terrible temper, a disgusting attitude and deplorable manners, but above all, he looks after his staff, no one ‘burns’ his Joe’s. Jackson is on the hunt , Louisa is brooding , River is in mourning , Standish is drinking , Shirley is angry , Coe is quiet and Roddy well…He’s Roddy 😂…and there is a new recruit , Lech, with his own story to fight. When Louisa goes rogue, looking for her now dead boyfriend, and slow horse Min’s son, she finds herself caught up in an operation in deepest Wales, Jackson sends River , Shirley, and Coe off to find Louisa in the welsh snow ..with questionable results.. The ever despicable ‘Lady Di Taverner is up to her usual tricks and now in charge of first desk, i’m very interested to see how that’s going to effect the…

This is What Happened by Mick Herron
Books / February 3, 2019

From the outset, i was very excited to be reading this stand-alone spy/psychological thriller, from Mick Herron, the author of the excellent Jackson Lamb series. This book is very very different and it surprised me, so if your a Jackson Lamb fan, leave him behind before you start this one. it’s a short book at just 241 pages and almost feels more like a Novella than a full blown Story and ill be honest it doesn’t really get going until about 100 pages in, its definetly a slow builder, but with that the tension builds and you feel a sense of discomfort and start to be slightly unnerved by it all. So This is What Happened, what is it all about? A young, lonely, suggestible woman, meets Harvey, an agent from MI-5 in a coffee shop, and he persuades her to run an op for him, at her place of work, a big skyscraper in London. He wants her to plant something in the buildings computer system…. the mission goes awfully wrong.. from here on in you have that sense of foreboding, and its an anxiousness that stays with you, you want to scream at the main character as the…