THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER *Soon to be a TV series starring Oscar-award winning actor Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb* ‘The best thriller writer in Britain today’ Daily Express ‘As a master of wit, satire, insight… Herron is difficult to overpraise’ Daily Telegraph ‘The greatest comic writer of spy fiction in the English language’ The Times ‘Mick Herron is fast becoming the go-to author for British espionage, and the sixth novel in his Slough House series, Joe Country, is up to his usual high standard’ Guardian *SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTON OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR* ‘We’re spies,’ said Lamb. ‘All kinds of outlandish shit goes on.’ In Slough House memories are stirring, all of them bad. Catherine Standish is buying booze again, Louisa Guy is raking over the ashes of lost love, and new recruit Lech Wicinski, whose sins make him outcast even among the slow horses, is determined to discover who destroyed his career, even if he tears his life apart in the process. And with winter taking its grip Jackson Lamb would sooner be left brooding in peace, but even he can’t ignore the dried blood on his carpets. So when the man responsible breaks cover at last, Lamb sends the slow horses out to even the score. This time, they’re heading into joe country. And they’re not all coming home.