The Marylebone Drop

CD - unabridged
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Product Number: C05827
Released: Jun 18, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980046592
Narrator/s: Gerard Doyle
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A drop, in spook parlance, is the passing on of secret information. It's also what happens just before you hit the ground. Old spooks carry the memory of tradecraft in their bones, and when Solomon Dortmund sees an envelope being passed from one pair of hands to another in a Marylebone cafe, he knows he's witnessed more than an innocent encounter. But in relaying his suspicions to John Bachelor, who babysits retired spies like Solly for MI5, he sets in motion a train of events that will alter lives.

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The Marylebone Drop
Product Number: BX00117373
Product Number:C05827
Product Number:Z15680

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Author(s): Mick Herron
Narrator(s): Gerard Doyle
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Product Number Z15680
Released: Jun 07, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980046608

Professional reviews

"The brevity of this elegant audiobook belies the size of its pleasures. It simultaneously manages to deliver just what we loved about le CarrŽ and company--an insider's view of characters and events from the secret world of The Service--while doing a deadpan takeoff on Cold War spy novels. Here some old-timers are doing what they always did, but in a world that has moved on. The "drop" is a real but outmoded bit of tradecraft by chance observed by a similarly superannuated former "asset" who duly reports it to his barely functioning handler who doesn't really believe a drop happened--why would it? But it did. Gerard Doyle gives a performance of impeccable finesse, and the resulting listen is a gem. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"