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    DescriptionThe fiercely intelligent, ambitious MI5 officer Liz Carlyle returns in a spy novel of arresting psychological complexity and unflagging suspense. In the most recent installment in the Liz Carlyle series, Liz has been transferred to counter-espionage--the hub of MI5 operations during the Cold War. Her mission: protect Nikita Brunovsky, an increasingly vocal opponent of Vladimir Putin, who has been targeted for assassination and is seeking refuge in the UK. The Foreign Office is adamant about forestalling a crime that could become a full-blown international incident. So Liz goes undercover, attaching herself to Brunovsky's retinue: racing against the clock to determine who betrayed him and suddenly facing a wholly unexpected second task--unmasking a Russian operative working undercover alongside her.


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    Title
    Illegal Action
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stella Rimington
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307389060
    ISBN 10: 0307389065
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    DC21: 823.92
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FHD
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FT
    Libri: I-FT
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC030000, FIC006000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Vintage Books USA
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books USA
    Publication date
    02 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Stella Rimington joined MI5 in 1965 and during her thirty-year career she worked in all the main fields of the Service's responsibilities –counter-subversion, counter-espionage, and counter-terrorism–and successively became Director of all three branches. Appointed Director-General of MI5 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, in the UK. She is the author of Secret Asset and At Risk.
    Review quote
    "Rimington's plot, as one should expect from a former head of MI5, bristles with subterfuge and splices in allusions to Litvinenko's poisoning to give Illegal Action""a contemporary feel. . . . Carlyle, in her third outing, has depth and tenacity."--"The Financial Times""A former director general of MI5 in the '90s, Rimington fills her brainy page-turner with authentic details." --"Entertainment Weekly""Rimington fashions an exciting final confrontation to her story." --"The Washington Post""The psychological curiosity and attention to detail that has made Rimington a top spy also distinguishes her as an author."--"People""An ideal beach read for the upcoming vacation season. . . . Elements of the old-fashioned spy novel-sudden twists and characters with hidden agendas-combine with James Patterson's secret to success."--"Booklist"