Real Tigers - Mick Herron

I'm more than halfway through now and while the plot is intriguing and the characters are painfully engaging the main star is the quality of Mick Herron's writing which blends the lyrical perfectly with the cynical. He describes an online forum for conspiracy theorists or whack jobs as the professionals describe them as a place where:


"the prevailing attitude resembled what you’d get if you spliced the DNA of an only child, a Daily Mail reader and a viciously toxic bacillus: an organism that was self-obsessed, full of pent-up rage, and sprayed poisonous shit everywhere. Symptoms included a tendency to lapse into capitals, the dismissal of all dissent as Establishment toadying, and a blinding ignorance of Occam’s razor."