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Liz Carlyle, the quick, passionate intelligence officer of Britain's MI5, returns to defuse a terrorist plot in this high-stakes, high-tension tale of international espionage. When it appears a secret asset a sleeper spy has infiltrated British Intelligence, the Director of Counter-Terrorism assigns Liz Carlyle to dig up the mole. The spy, possibly a former IRA operative now working with British-born Al Qaeda sympathizers, has one thing on his (or her?) mind: total devastation. With a major attack looming, Liz must trust her instincts and move fast. But this assignment is deadly, and suddenly she feels like she has wandered into a wilderness of mirrors, where nothing is what is seems and no-one can be trusted."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 20mm | 281.23g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1400079829
  • 9781400079827
  • 162,664

Review quote

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" "From the Hardcover edition."show more

About Stella Rimington

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.show more