A body on a bus, and a cryptic one-word message on a mobile phone –
cicadas – puts Jackson Lamb on the trail of a Cold War legend.

Alexander Popov never really existed; he was a bogeyman invented by the KGB. But that hasn’t stopped him springing back to life, setting in motion a decades-old conspiracy with a brand-new target: London’s newest, tallest skyscraper…

Deep in the heart of the country, a long-dormant sleeper network is stirring. With the alarm about to sound, can Lamb’s crew stop fighting each other long enough to fight off a common enemy?

“Herron’s funny, clever sequel to 2010’s Slow Horses [is] genuinely thrilling… Equally noteworthy for its often lyrical prose” – Publishers Weekly [Starred Review]

Soho Crime * hb * ISBN 978-1-61695-225-9