The List A Novella Dieter Hess an aged spy is dead and John Bachelor his MI handler is in deep deep trouble Death has revealed that deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account and there s only ever one

  • Title: The List: A Novella
  • Author: Mick Herron
  • ISBN: 9781616956417
  • Page: 302
  • Format: ebook
  • Dieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble Death has revealed that deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account and there s only ever one reason a spy has a secret second bank account The question of whether he was a double agent must be resolved, and its answer may undo an entire career s worth of spy secretDieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble Death has revealed that deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account and there s only ever one reason a spy has a secret second bank account The question of whether he was a double agent must be resolved, and its answer may undo an entire career s worth of spy secrets.

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    1. A fun little story that works well as an introduction to some of the major characters from the Slough House series, while also working as a standalone tidbit of spy stuff suitable for an evening's bedtime reading.

    2. MI5 officer John Bachelor has already been put out to pasture, in a manner of speaking. For some time now, it's been his job to track several former foreign assets who have retired to England. Then one of them, Dieter Hess, suddenly dies—and John has a problem. A big problem. Diana Taverner, a Deputy Director at MI5, corners him at Hess' wake and explains why he can't just forget about poor Dieter, even though the old man has clearly died of natural causes. As she lays down John's new assignme [...]

    3. Synopsis/blurb.Dieter Hess, an aged spy, is dead, and John Bachelor, his MI5 handler, is in deep, deep trouble. Death has revealed that the deceased had been keeping a secret second bank account—and there’s only ever one reason a spy has a secret second bank account. The question of whether he was a double agent must be resolved, and its answer may undo an entire career’s worth of spy secrets.-------------My takeA short here one from Mick Herron - a 100-odd page novella with enough intrigu [...]

    4. This is a brief story from Mick Herron which takes about an hour to read. It's not in the same league as his full-length Slough House books, but it's an enjoyable diversion.In The List, an old agent dies and it emerges that he was up to something a little shady. His old handler, threatened with destruction by Diana Taverner, attempts to find out what is behind it. On the way we meet some old friends including J.K. Coe, newly recruited to the Service and Jackson Lamb in a cameo role. It's a neat, [...]

    5. Shorter than I expected due to the inclusion of a very many number of chapters from Nobody Walks (seriously, almost half of the ebook!) but a very satisfying story of spies and, most importantly, Jackson Lamb. Great for completists, but spy/short story fans will also enjoy this quick read (and if it's your first taste of Mick Herron and Slough House, then I am exceedingly envious because you are in for a great time with this series!)

    6. Sigh! I know this was a novella but I felt it ended just as it got underway. I wonder if this might have worked better as a short story with characters other than a couple of the great ones from the Slough House series. Bit of a tease, really.

    7. Liked the writing style laced with humour -- will look forward to more Slough House when I can get these books.

    8. I’m not going to make a habit of this. I knew this was available for Kindle only, so I availed myself of it and whizzed through it in under an hour. For completists only with featuring an inconsequential story (unless Herron revisits these characters in a future novel) and a passing nod to some familiar faces. Unnecessary.

    9. Lovely little novella that would serve as the perfect introduction to Mick Herron for anyone not already acquainted with the Slough House series. It's all there - the tight, intricate plotting, the light touch, the sharp dialogue, several of the principal characters from his novels and, of course, several laugh-out-loud moments. Look out in particular for "So that's where the tea towel went." Marvellous writing. Love this guy.

    10. The List is a novella in the Slough House series by British author, Mick Herron. John Bachelor does the milk run: he looks after those assets no longer active, retired spooks who have come in from the cold but might still have sensitive information in their possession. “…his role was to make sure they suffered no unwelcome intrusions, no mysterious clicks on the landline; above all, that they weren’t developing a tendency to broadcast the details of their lives to anyone who cared to liste [...]

    11. Good but 67 pages is rather short for $8.99 . Looks more substantial than it is, because totals about 110 pages - but a third of that turned out to be a preview of the next book in the series. So seems a bit of a cash grab.

    12. I had the pleasure of reading Mick Herron’s Dead Lions (Book 2 Jackson Lamb Thriller) back in 2013. An unabashed fan of the British TV series Spooks and with an appetite for humour on the darker side, this novel fit me like a glove. This novella The List sits between Book 2 and 3 and makes for compelling reading on a standalone basis. For me though, it was wonderful to get reacquainted with the MI5 setting and some of Herron’s most memorable characters.Read full review >>

    13. Another entertaining Mick Herron outing with bit parts featuring players from the Slow Horse books and a short but twisty story. It looses stars, though, for it's brevity. The taster for NOBODY WALKS that was appended to the main story was almost as long as the main text. This was book #41 on our 2017 Read-alouds List.

    14. This is a very short book, only 67 pages. It is related to Slough House series because one of the MI5 characters is involved in this story. The book ends without an ending and I'm sure the story will continue in a future book.At the end of the 67 pages is a 33 page introduction to Mick Herron book titled "Nobody Walks." It also sounds interesting.

    15. A well written short story with many characters from the Slough House series. This could easily have been a chapter in one of the books, but it appears to have been published mainly as a teaser for another of Herron's books.

    16. "And you're""From the Park. I work with Diana Taverner."And there is was the word with stretched far as it would go; way beyond where it might snap back in his face and lay him open to the bone.Another great read in a series I've slowly become addicted to.

    17. A nice short story with cameos from some familiar characters. As with other books by the same author, it's easy to read , going along at a nice pace. You're just left wanting for more at the end.

    18. A really well crafted novella that fulfills but leaves you wanting more.Intelligent thriller writing at its best.

    19. A lovely dip into the Jackson Lamb series. A novella, yes, but nothing substantive but like all Herron books it's well written and compelling enough.

    20. Mick Herron always writes an amusing, sometimes quite wry story. This is a short, sharp novella. Fun

    21. A twisty, convoluted read. Very good. Longer than a short story, but shorter than a full-sized book, this one kept me reading till the end.

    22. Enjoyable, but brief, break from the Slough House series. It was nice to see some familiar characters working with a couple of new people. Worth the read while waiting for the fifth book to come out.

    23. InterestingVery interesting story, especially at the end.This could be a full espionage thriller book and TV series. Love it.

    24. Short, clever and 'comprehensive'l the regulars are nicely tucked into this little novella and a good twist to end the tale

    25. I love the Slough House series, wonderful characters and a believable world. Despite this being a short interlude between the main books, it lacks none of the charm and wets the appitite for the next book. Highly recommended.

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