The Secret Hours

The Secret Hours

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 14/09/2023
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The Secret Hours
Eye opening thriller.
If you’ve not read this author before then this is a great book to start with. It’s a standalone thriller about spies, the fall of the Berlin Wall and gove... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth

Synopsis

Monochrome is a busted flush - an inquiry into the misdeeds of the intelligence services, established by a vindictive prime minister but rendered toothless by a wily chief spook. For years it has ground away uselessly, interviewing witnesses with nothing to offer, producing a report with nothing to say, while the civil servants at its helm see their careers disappearing into a black hole. And then the OTIS file falls into their hands ... What secrets does this hold that see a long-redundant spy being chased through Devon's green lanes in the dark? What happened in a newly reunified Berlin that someone is desperate to keep under wraps? And who will win the battle for the soul of the secret service - or was that decided a long time ago? Spies and pen-pushers, politicians and PAs, high-flyers, time-servers and burn-outs ... They all have jobs to do in the daylight. But what they do in the secret hours reveals who they really are.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781399800532
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 630g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 164 x 40 mm

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The Secret Hours
Excellent Read
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. It will be no surprise to anyone who is familiar with Mick Herron's books to hear that this is an e... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Secret Hours
Slow Horses backstory
For Slow Horses fans this appears to be Mick Herron striking out afresh. An attempt to abduct a retired academic from his rural home fails and he flees. A ... READ MORE
Aidan Dunn
The Secret Hours
Not Mick’s best.
For me, this book only got going after the first hundred pages. If you stick with it, it’s not a bad book. I’ve read all of the Slough House/Slow Horses b... READ MORE
John Dickinson
The Secret Hours
Topical, funny and very clever.
The Secret Hours is a stand-alone novel by award-winning, best-selling British author, Mick Herron. When the government initiates its inquiry into historic... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent
The Secret Hours
Berlin and spies
I thoroughly enjoyed the first part of this book, then I got overwhelmed by the characters and who was who. Well written, but just not quite my type of st... READ MORE
S Bi
The Secret Hours
Completely joyful!
I've read a couple of the Slough House series but don't seek them out. That might change now I've read this. It has, I think, one of the best opening lines... READ MORE
Oundle Crime
The Secret Hours
The worst smell in the world is dead badger.
I have a confession to make; I think I’ve read pretty much everything that Mick Herron has written. So, there we are, it’s out there: I’m a fan and you nee... READ MORE
Robert of Canterbury