Real Tigers - Mick Herron

Not that I'm easy to influence or anything but all this talk of "Summer Of Spies" got me to reshuffle my TBR pile and bring the next Mick Herron Slough House spy novel to the top.

 

I'm on book three, *Real Tigers". I'm only through the first chapter but I'm already happy because the book reaks of quiet desperation sustained through sheer bloodymindedness in the face of failure, weakness and disregard. Can you get more English than that?