MI5 Intelligence Officer, Liz Carlyle learns from one of her agents that suspicious meetings have been taking place at an Islamic bookshop. She feels instinctively that a terrorist cell is at work and when she reports this to the Director of Counter Terrorism, a surveillance operation is immediately put into place. But, an attack seems imminent.
MI5 Intelligence Officer, Liz Carlyle learns from one of her agents that suspicious meetings have been taking place at an Islamic bookshop. She feels instinctively that a terrorist cell is at work and when she reports this to Charles Wetherby, the Director of Counter Terrorism, a surveillance operation is immediately put into place. An attack seems imminent. So, Liz is surprised when Wetherby takes her off the case - this is just her sort of operation. However, Wetherby has some very disturbing news. He has received a tip-off that a mole has been planted in one of the branches of British Intelligence. If true, then the potential damage to the Service itself could be immeasurable. As her colleagues try to counter an impending terrorist strike, Liz must use all her skills to find out who the mole is, and what their intentions are, before it is too late. In "Secret Asset", the second Liz Carlyle novel, Stella Rimington once again brings all her experience to bear in a truly compelling thriller that takes the reader into a world where no-one can be trusted and nothing is what is seems.
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Praise for "At Risk": " This is something very rare: the spy novel that prizes authenticity over fabrication." - "Mail on Sunday" " Tense and terrifying." - "Cosmopolitan" " A cracking good thriller" - Lynn Barber, "Observer" " Intelligent -- Undeniably pacy" - "Guardian" " Rimington makes adroit use of her expertise as former MI5 chief" - "Sunday Times" " The Secret Service background is exceedingly convincing" - "Evening Standard" " First class" - Douglas Hurd," New Statesman" Praise for Stella Rimington' s autobiography "Open Secret": " The story of MI5' s transformation is fascinating. So too is Rimington' s account of her rise in what was very definitely a man' s world." -- "Guardian" " She writes in a refreshingly self-deprecating style of juggling the roles of single parent and chief ' spook' ." -- "Independent on Sunday" " Open Secret is a fascinating account not only of Stella Rimington' s various roles in the evolving Security Services, but also of the strains on a single mother as she struggles to compartmentalize a life that is necessarily unpredictable, stressful and shrouded in secrecy." -- "Time Out"
About Stella Rimington
Stella Rimington joined the Security Service (MI5) in 1965 and was appointed Director-General in 1992.She was the first woman to hold the post and the first Director-General whose name was publicly announced on appointment. Following her retirement from MI5 in 1996, she became a non-executive director of Marks and Spencer and published her autobiography, Open Secret. The first Liz Carlyle novel, At Risk, was published in 2004.
Secret Asset by Stella Rimington
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