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Secret Asset

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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
  • 201,331

Review quote

Stella Rimington bids to join the ranks of such secret agent-authors as W. Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, [and] John le Carre. The Wall Street Journal Welcome a new queen of the genre. . . . Stella Rimington, who was the first female director of MI-5, knows of what she writes. The Washington Times Intelligent, vivid . . . [with] rich insider detail. The Plain Dealer Brisk pacing and intelligent attention to detail make this thriller one of the better spy stories of recent times. Mystery Scene"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

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1,299 ratings
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4 44% (570)
3 32% (416)
2 6% (73)
1 1% (13)
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