THE DROP by MICK HERRON is Pick of The Week on BBC Radio 4

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When retired spy Solly Dortmund sees an envelope pass from one hand to another in a bustling cafe, he knows he’s witnessed more than an innocent encounter. But by relaying his suspicions to his MI5 handler he sets in train events which will alter lives.

Set in a snow-dusted London, MICK HERRON‘s taut thriller takes place in the gap where old-style spy craft and modern intelligence analysis don’t quite meet.

Hear more on Sheila McClennon’s Pick of The Week 

First aired 12.04pm Monday 6th January
5 episodes airing over 5 days – see details and listen online here.

Read by John Heffernan
Abridged by Eileen Horne
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie