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MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle has received alarming intelligence from a source in Syria. A Middle East peace conference is planned to take place at Gleneagles in Scotland, and the Syrians have learned that two individuals are mounting an operation to disrupt the conference in a spectacular way, laying the blame at Syria's door.

As the conference deadline draws ever closer, Liz discovers that the threat is far greater than she or anyone else could have imagined. But so many questions are still to be answered. Are they working together? Who is controlling them? Or is this intelligence a carefully laid trail of misinformation?

It is Liz's job to find out.

©2008 Stella Rimington (P)2008 Quercus

Critic Reviews

"This is something rare: the spy novel that prizes authenticity over fabrication, that is true to the character and spirit of intelligence work." ( Mail on Sunday)
"Tense and terrifying....We couldn't put it down." ( Cosmopolitan)

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  • Jean-Marc
  • 12-12-2011

Typical espionage novel

Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Line to be better than the print version?

No always easy to follow at the beginning, but improve in the third part.

If you???ve listened to books by Stella Rimington before, how does this one compare?

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If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The same: deadline

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  • Philip
  • 07-03-2009

Knows her subject ...

Credible and gives you an understanding in how the agencies of the UK and other countries actually work. Good story.

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  • Janet
  • 08-03-2009

Dead Line

It was an interesting book filled with the sort of adventure expected from MI5, etc. However, thought it could have been a little longer with a few more twists and action.