Nobody Walks

Nobody Walks

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Set in the same fictional London as his CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning Slough House spy series, Mick Herron now introduces Tom Bettany, a man with a violent past and only one thing to live for: Avenging his son’s death.

Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets a voicemail from an Englishwoman he doesn’t know telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead—Liam Bettany fell from his London balcony, where he was smoking pot.

Now for the first time since he cut all ties years ago, Bettany returns home to London to find out the truth about his son’s death. Maybe it’s the guilt he feels about losing touch with Liam that’s gnawing at him, or maybe he’s actually put his finger on a labyrinthine plot, but either way he’ll get to the bottom of the tragedy, no matter whose feathers he has to ruffle. But more than a few people are interested to hear Bettany is back in town, from incarcerated mob bosses to those in the highest echelons of MI5. He might have thought he’d left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody ever really walks away.

Baker & Taylor
"Set in the same fictional London as his CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning Slough House series, Mick Herron now introduces Tom Bettany, an ex-spook with a violent past and only one thing to live for: Avenging his son's death. Tom Bettany is working at a meat processing plant in France when he gets a voicemail from an Englishwoman he doesn't know telling him that his estranged 26-year-old son is dead--Liam Bettany fell from his London balcony, where he was smoking dope. Now for the first time since he cut all ties years ago, Bettany returns home to London to find out the truth about his son's death. Maybe it's the guilt he feels about losing touch with his son that's gnawing at him, or maybe he's actually put his finger on a labyrinthine plot, but either way he'll get to the bottom of the tragedy, no matter whose feathers he has to ruffle. But more than a few people are interested to hear Bettany is back in town, from incarcerated mob bosses to those in the highest echelons of MI5. He might have thought he'd left it all behind when he first skipped town, but nobody really just walks away"--

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Ex-spy Tom Bettany lives only to avenge his son's death, returning to London to investigate the circumstances of what happened, but imprisoned mob bosses and his old colleagues at M15 have more than a passing interest in his return.
Set in the same fictional London as the author's award-winning Slough House series, an introduction to former spy Tom Bettany follows his obsessive effort to avenge the death of his son. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Soho Crime, c2015
ISBN: 9781616954864
Branch Call Number: FIC HER
Characteristics: 296 p. ;,22 cm.

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Dec 12, 2015

I really enjoy Mick Herron's writing. He can be economical with his words, while still getting the point across. He's able to ratchet up the tension w/o leaning too heavily on gore. This book is a rare stand alone title and as such, a great place to begin exploring this author's work.

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Apr 27, 2015

Great book. Eloquent writer. Not too much "fluffy" description. Just succinct and well-worded. My husband said his writing reminded him of works by Hemingway.

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StarGladiator
Mar 18, 2015

A fantastic novel, with a gripping plot. I considered the ending, although brilliant, not entirely satisfactory, because of the protocol she mentions [have to read it to understand that], but all in all, still top notch! This is a reality-based book, which is why it is so good. Not the reality one sees on TV or the movies or those godforsaken PBS so-called documentaries funded by the Koch brothers, but the way it really works. No national security, it is all about the money. No God, Queen and Country, it is all about the money. Something an idiot like story-telling Brian Williams, or a blithering moron like Dan Rather, or pipsqueek brain like Tom Brokaw or Charlie Rose and company, will never tell you, because they cannot read that from their teleprompters!

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