London Rules - Mick Herron

London Rules

By Mick Herron

  • Release Date: 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 32 Ratings



'The UK's new spy master' Sunday Times

London Rules might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one.

Cover your arse.

Regent's Park's First Desk, Claude Whelan, is learning this the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's facing attack from all directions himself: from the showboating MP who orchestrated the Brexit vote, and now has his sights set on Number Ten; from the showboat's wife, a tabloid columnist, who's crucifying Whelan in print; and especially from his own deputy, Lady Di Taverner, who's alert for Claude's every stumble.

Meanwhile, the country's being rocked by an apparently random string of terror attacks, and someone's trying to kill Roddy Ho.

Over at Slough House, the crew are struggling with personal problems: repressed grief, various addictions, retail paralysis, and the nagging suspicion that their newest colleague is a psychopath. But collectively, they're about to rediscover their greatest strength - that of making a bad situation much, much worse.

It's a good job Jackson Lamb knows the rules. Because those things aren't going to break themselves.


Praise for Mick Herron

'The new spy master' Evening Standard

'Herron is spy fiction's great humorist, mixing absurd situations with sparklingly funny dialogue and elegant, witty prose' The Times

'Herron draws his readers so fully into the world of Slough House that the incautious might find themselves slipping between the pages and transformed from reader to spook' Irish Times


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    By Dai Yawn
    Outrageous but brilliant. Un-put-down able. I bought the whole series of books and read each consecutively without stopping. The characters are fantastic and in Jackson Lamb, iconic and unique. Who will play him in the film adaptation? Stephen Fry, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Bates, Barry Humphries in the guise of Sir Les Patterson, or all jumbled up?