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Publisher's Summary

Geneva, 2012. When a Russian intelligence officer approaches MI5 with vital information about the imminent cyber-sabotage of an Anglo-American Defence programme, he refuses to talk to anyone but Liz Carlyle. But who is he, and what is his connection to the British agent?

At a tracking station in Nevada, US Navy officers watch in horror as one of their unmanned drones plummets out of the sky. Is this a Russian plot to disable the West’s defences? Or is the threat coming from elsewhere? Liz and her team hunt for a mole inside the MOD in a race against time to stop the Cold War heating up once again...

©2014 Stella Rimington (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing

Critic Reviews

" ... a must-read for fans of contemporary spy fiction" ( Publishers Weekly)
'Rimington's best work demonstrates a flair for narrative, with a sense of authenticity and an insider's grasp on the pressing issues of the day' ( Washington Post)
'Liz Carlyle is an MI5 agent with the traditional thriller-heroine mix of dysfunctional personal life and steely ambition' ( Daily Telegraph)
'For a pacy page-turner, she's a safe bet ... Rimington is particularly strong in her accounts of procedure, unsurprisingly, given her past role as Head of MI5' ( Independent)

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  • Blue beamish
  • 27-10-2020

A great listen

I read some of the other Poor reviews and have to say I don’t entirely agree with the comments. The way the narrator is portrayed by some is as if she has asthma and a 1970s comedian approach to accidents. I find these comments erroneous.

This Liz Carlisle story had a more gripping plot and while some of the twists were a little predictable the book was still well written. I listen To books While I am detailing cars. This actual book took my mind off a couple of days of mundane polishing and thanks to Liz Carlisle this car now looks amazing!

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  • David Knapp
  • 29-06-2020

Best yet in the series

Resonates a ‘sixties’ Cold War atmosphere. Fast pace plots with believable locations and excellent narration

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  • Noel Austin
  • 20-12-2018

Another spy story

Clearly written by an authority though I found the denouement a bit far fetched. Difficult to put it down, though - I'll listen again.

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  • Lynne Dickson
  • 14-11-2018

Disappointing

Not what I'd hoped for from someone who'd been on the 'inside'. Rather more of a more grown up Mallory Towers type of read, somewhat to do with the way it was read. Definitely not John le Carre.

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  • A.H.VICKERS
  • 15-01-2018

A gripping read

A very believable book which kept me intrigued up to the end. It is my first Stella Rimmigton & I look forward to hearing more by her

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  • JA Wildman
  • 03-06-2015

Excellent espionage.

Very enjoyable especially as it was written from someone who was truly in the know

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  • mollyeyre
  • 10-10-2014

A tolerable read

This is my first book by Stella Rimington, and it didn't really live up to my expectations. I quite liked the main characters, but the action and the plot were rather mundane. Idon't think that I would bother to buy another by this author.

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  • Frank Harris
  • 10-11-2020

a good readership

very good god of our secret services includeding MI5 and secret services MI6. I enjoyed it some such

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  • mag
  • 05-01-2018

Not for me

Struggled to finish and returned. everything about this book was well below par. Don't buy

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  • Ironside
  • 18-09-2014

Audiobook reader untutored

Would you try another book written by Stella Rimington or narrated by Julia Barrie?

Julia Barrie has obviously watch too much hello hello!Her attempt at animating this tale and her inadequate French accent spoil this audiobook.Also, I would have hoped that Stella Rimington Would have been far more articulate In Her employment of,And use of English vocabulary in her descriptions.The author must be well educated but there is no demonstration of a command of descriptive Adjectives which might serve to illuminate a rather dull plot

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Difficult to say

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Julia Barrie?

Anybody more competent

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really

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