Recommended by bookseller Andrew Turton:
"Jackson Lamb is head of Slough House, home to a small bunch of long-forgotten misfits and has-beens from the bottom rung of MI5 who have been banished there for various personal or professional misdemeanours. In Spook Street, this eclectic team of dark horses is once again caught up in high-profile goings-on in the world of the secret service. A character from earlier in the series, River Cartwright, must respond as his grandfather's past catches up with him, and Lamb’s unique and often questionable leadership qualities are tested to the limit. Tense, gripping, and often laugh-out-loud funny, this is crime fiction of the highest order from a writer whose finger is definitely on the pulse."