CCC Book Club

When:
July 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2018-07-23T19:00:00-04:00
2018-07-23T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Carrollwood Cultural Center (Reading Room)
4537 Lowell Rd
Tampa, FL 33618
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jean Kerns

Slow Horses by Mick Heron

Slow Horses by Mick HeronLondon, England: Slough House is where the washed-up MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their failed careers. The “slow horses,” as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here. Maybe they messed up an op badly and can’t be trusted anymore. Maybe they got in the way of an ambitious colleague and had the rug yanked out from under them. Maybe they just got too dependent on the bottle—not unusual in this line of work. One thing they all have in common, though, is they all want to be back in the action. And most of them would do anything to get there─even if it means having to collaborate with one another.

River Cartwright, one such “slow horse,” is bitter about his failure and about his tedious assignment transcribing cell phone conversations. When a young man is abducted and his kidnappers threaten to broadcast his beheading live on the Internet, River sees an opportunity to redeem himself. But is the victim who he first appears to be? And what’s the kidnappers’ connection with a disgraced journalist? As the clock ticks on the execution, River finds that everyone has his own agenda.

Find it on Amazon.

Facilitator: Jim Ward

For more information, please contact the group leader, Jean Kerns, at jakerns@tampabay.rr.com.