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Secret Asset : (Liz Carlyle 2) The heart-stopping second novel featuring MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle

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From the former head of MI5 and bestselling author Stella Rimington comes the heart-stopping second novel featuring MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle. When Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle learns from one of her agents that suspicious meetings are taking place at an Islamic bookshop, she trusts her instinct that a terrorist cell is at work. Her boss, Charles Wetherby, immediately puts a surveillance operation into place. An attack seems imminent. So Liz is surprised when Wetherby suddenly takes her off the case. And she's shocked to hear the reason why: he has received a tip-off that a mole is at work inside British Intelligence. If true, then the potential damage to the Service itself could be immeasurable. Now, as her colleagues scramble to avert a terrorist strike, Liz must find out who the mole is, and what their intentions are, before it is too late.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 30mm | 199.58g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099472597
  • 9780099472599
  • 24,420

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"A cracking good thriller" -- Lynn Barber Observer "Intelligent... Undeniably pacey" Guardian "This is something rare: the spy novel that prizes authenticity over fabrication" Mail on Sunday "Tense and terrifying" Cosmopolitan "The Security Service background is exceedingly convincing" Evening Standardshow more

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.show more

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'Liz Carlyle is an MI5 agent with the traditional thriller-heroine mix of dysfunctional personal life and steely ambition' Daily Telegraph From the former head of MI5 and author of the bestselling At Risk comes a heart-stopping new thriller that returns us to the high stakes world of MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle. When Liz learns from one of her agents that suspicious meetings are taking place at an Islamic bookshop, she trusts her instinct that a terrorist cell is at work. Her boss, Charles Wetherby, Director of Counter Terrorism, trusts her as well and immediately puts a surveillance operation into place. An attack seems imminent. So Liz is surprised when Wetherby suddenly takes her off the case. And she's shocked to hear the reason why: he has received a tip-off that a mole is at work inside British Intelligence. If true, then the potential damage to the Service itself could be immeasurable. Now, as her colleagues scramble to avert a terrorist strike, Liz must find out who the mole is, and what their intentions are, before it is too late. 'Readers can expect authenticity - and that is what she delivers' The Timesshow more

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"This is something rare: the spy novel that prizes authenticity over fabrication"show more

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1,299 ratings
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Our customer reviews

"Spooks" this isn't and it is difficult to reconcile the blurb on the back cover which describes the book as a 'heart-stopping new thriller' with what is inside but that aside "Secret Asset" is a good enough read and given its author it would be difficult to argue that it is not set against an authentic background. Darryl Greer Author, "The Election"show more
by Darryl Greer
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