*Soon to be a TV series starring Oscar-award winning actor Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb* Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award The UKs new spy master Sunday Times You dont stop being a spook just because youre no longer in the game. Banished to Slough House from the ranks of achievers at Regents Park for various crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal, Jackson Lambs misfit crew of highly trained joes dont run ops, they push paper. But not one of them joined the Intelligence Service to be a slow horse. A boy is kidnapped and held hostage. His beheading is scheduled for live broadcast on the net. And whatever the instructions of the Service, the slow horses arent going to just sit quiet and watch . . .