Slow Horses by Mick Herron

64Dark, grimy, snide, and sleazy, Mick Herron’s often hilarious portrait of the down-at-heel black sheep of MI6 is easily the best take on spy fiction this century.  If you come across any reviewer who is lazy enough to trot out the usual “reminiscent of Le Carre” rubbish make sure you wallop them across the back of the head with the Sunday edition of the New York Times.