Recommendation: Author recommended in newspaper column of "Summer Reading"
Like almost all first books in a series this suffers at the beginning from the need to set the scene and explain the characters. However, once the reader is up to speed it proves to be an entertainingly comic thriller. Like all good spy stories there are hints of betrayals and double crossing and in this case the "slow horses" relegated to Slough House with its low level paperwork are up against not only potential terrorists but also the MI6 high flyers of Regents Park. It won't spoil the plot if I say that the underdogs come up smelling of roses, but it's not an easy journey. I'm keeping my eyes open for the next in the series.