“The Slough House series of which Real Tigers is the third instalment, is surely among the finest British spy fiction of the past 20 years. … A narrative of breathtaking ingenuity. Brilliant” – Metro

Catherine Standish knows that chance encounters never happen to spooks.

She’s worked in the Intelligence Service long enough to understand treachery, double-dealing and stabbing in the back.

What she doesn’t know is why anyone would target her: a recovering drunk pushing paper with the other lost causes in Jackson Lamb’s kingdom of exiles at Slough House.

Whoever it is holding her hostage, it can’t be personal. It must be about Slough House. Most likely, it’s about Jackson Lamb.

And say what you like about Lamb, he’ll never leave a joe in the lurch.

“Mick Herron is shaping up to be the great spy novelist of our age” – Daily Telegraph

A John Murray paperback – ISBN 978-1-473-62124-4