Ex-spy Thomas Bettany left the British Intelligence Agency
years ago after devoting decades of his life to undercover
work. Not long after, his wife died and his son, Liam,
blamed him for her death.
Estranged from Liam, Tom has drifted around Europe working
menial jobs and losing himself in regret. When he learns
Liam has died after falling from his apartment balcony, Tom
is compelled to return to London and learn the facts about
his son's death.
Tom's investigation pings the radar of an assortment of
unsavory characters he dealt with as a spy, as well as the
powers-that-be at British Intelligence. The further he
probes, the more he upsets everyone he meets. After so many
years in hiding, his return is upsetting old enemies, as
well as acquiring new ones. Will Tom be able to find out
the truth behind his son's death while his own is in
Smartly written with biting British wit, NOBODY WALKS is
another insightful thriller by Mick Herron. Fans of
British spy novels will revel in the action-packed suspense
as the intricate plot runs its winding course.
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 sonâ€™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
deadâ€”Liam Bettany fell from his London balcony, where he was
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 itâ€™s the guilt he feels about losing
touch with his son thatâ€™s gnawing at him, or maybe heâ€™s
actually put his finger on a labyrinthine plot, but either
way heâ€™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.