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Bad Actors

(2022)
(The eighth book in the Slough House series)
A novel by

 
 
Mick Herron, “the le Carré of the future” (BBC), expands his world of bad spies with an even shadier cast of characters: the politicians, lobbyists, and misinformation agents pulling the levers of government policy.
 
“Confirms Mick Herron as the best spy novelist now working.”—NPR's Fresh Air
 
Now an Apple TV+ series starring Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas.

In London's MI5 headquarters a scandal is brewing that could disgrace the entire intelligence community. The Downing Street superforecaster—a specialist who advises the Prime Minister's office on how policy is likely to be received by the electorate—has disappeared without a trace. Claude Whelan, who was once head of MI5, has been tasked with tracking her down. 
 
But the trail leads him straight back to Regent's Park itself, with First Desk Diana Taverner as chief suspect. Has Taverner overplayed her hand at last? Meanwhile, her Russian counterpart, Moscow intelligence's First Desk, has cheekily showed up in London and shaken off his escort. Are the two unfortunate events connected?

Over at Slough House, where Jackson Lamb presides over some of MI5's most embittered demoted agents, the slow horses are doing what they do best, and adding a little bit of chaos to an already unstable situation . . . 

There are bad actors everywhere, and they usually get their comeuppance before the credits roll. But politics is a dirty business, and in a world where lying, cheating and backstabbing are the norm, sometimes the good guys can find themselves outgunned.


Genre: Thriller

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Hardback Editions

May 2022 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bad Actors: Slough House Thriller 8: The Instant #1 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Mick Herron
ISBN: 1-5293-7870-2 / 978-1-5293-7870-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Baskerville
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2022 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bad Actors (Slough House)
Author(s): Mick Herron
ISBN: 1-64129-337-3 / 978-1-64129-337-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2023 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bad Actors: The Instant #1 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Mick Herron
ISBN: 1-5293-7872-9 / 978-1-5293-7872-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Baskerville
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jackson Lamb 8: The Instant #1 Sunday Times Bestseller (Slough House Thriller)
Author(s): Mick Herron
ISBN: 1-5293-7871-0 / 978-1-5293-7871-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Baskerville
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2022 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bad Actors: Slough House, Book 8
Author(s): Mick Herron
Publisher: Baskerville
Availability: Amazon   


May 2022 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bad Actors: Slough House, Book 8
Author(s): Mick Herron
Publisher: Baskerville
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2022 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bad Actors: Slough House, Book 8
Author(s): Mick Herron
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2022 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bad Actors: The Instant #1 Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Mick Herron
Publisher: Baskerville
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2022 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bad Actors (Slough House Book 8)
Author(s): Mick Herron
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA