Reconstruction

Author(s): Mick Herron

Crime and Thrillers

When a gunman breaks into South Oxford Nursery School and takes a group of hostages, teacher Louise Kennedy fears the worst. As an armed police presence builds outside the school's gates, the only person the gunman will talk to is Ben Whistler, an MI6 accountant who worked with his lover, Miro. Miro's gone missing, though, along with a quarter of a billion pounds allotted for reconstruction work in Iraq. The gunman refuses to believe that Miro is a thief - though he's always had his secrets. Then again, so does Louise; and so do the other hostages.

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Praise for "Reconstruction " Mick Herron never tells a suspense story in the expected way, which is why his new novel, "Reconstruction," reads as much like a puzzle mystery as it does a thriller . . . unpleasant things are bound to happen, and they do but not until Herron has finished surprising us. " The New York Times Book Review"" ""Masterful . . . How Herron is able to tie all these events together will test the sleuthing ability of even the most savvy readers as one surprise engenders another. The intricate plot, coupled with Herron s breezy writing style . . . results in superior entertainment that makes most other novels of suspense appear dull and slow-witted by comparison.""" Publishers Weekly"," Starred Review "Ingenious and heartfelt.""" Kirkus Reviews"" "In Herron's complex story everyone is a reconstructionist, either of their own baggage or of other people's lives or of the events around them . . . Spellbinding." Mysterious Reviews "Reconstruction "sizzles and dazzles as readers slowly become more fully aware of the unique relationships between complex characters in this complicated tale. BookLoons Praise for Mick Herron " ""Stylish and engaging." " ""Washington Post" Tough, bright and highly promising. "Chicago Tribune" "" Good characterization, dialogue and well-paced narrative make this confident first novel frighteningly plausible. " Daily Telegraph""

Mick Herron was born in Newcastle and has a degree in English from Balliol College, Oxford. He is the author two books in the Slough House series, "Slow Horses" and "Dead Lions"; the standalone thriller "Nobody Walks"; and a mystery series set in Oxford. His work has been nominated for the Macavity, Barry, and Shamus Awards, and he has won the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel. He lives in Oxford and works in London.

General Fields

  • : 9781616955878
  • : Soho Press, Incorporated
  • : Soho Press, Incorporated
  • : 0.264
  • : July 2015
  • : 190mm X 126mm X 23mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 342