This is an older Slough House novella, published in 2018 and numbered 2.5 in the order. That’s out of book #s 1-8 so far.
By Mick Herron
2019 / novella
Read by Gerard Doyle 1h 53m
Rating: A / spy novella
#2.5 in Slough House series
John Bachelor, a semi-retired MI5 employee, has been assigned to look into the life of the newly deceased Dieter Hess, an agent for whom Bachelor was the handler. He’s been told that Dieter had a secret bank account. Bachelor should have known.
There really is quite a lot squeezed into this novella which explores a bit of the life of John Bachelor. He’s an interesting Slough House series character (and they are all “characters,” but he’s not one of the actual Slow Horse regulars as a member agent assigned there. He just shows up occasionally.
Bachelor’s little story provides a bit of information about Jackson Lamb and a few others who work with or out of Slough House around which the rest of the series revolves.
It’s a good story catching the ambiance and flavor of their world of 21st century British espionage. Herron is a wonderful stylist and his characters are rich and complete.