Illegal Action (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Jul 1, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The 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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Good plot, nice meshing of world news with this story. - Goodreads
The ending was perfect. - Goodreads
Subtle plot, with lots of espionage fiction twists. - Goodreads
So the writing could use some tightening up. - Goodreads
This book gave few secrets away, right to the ending. - Goodreads

Review: Illegal Action (Liz Carlyle #3)

User Review  - Thomas Lady - Goodreads

This is the third novel in this British spy thriller series featuring MI5 officer Liz Carlyle. Because the author was herself a "spook" for so many years, the thriller aspect is made all the more ... Read full review

Review: Illegal Action (Liz Carlyle #3)

User Review  - Marian Kendricks - Goodreads

I enjoyed reading Illegal Action. This book gave few secrets away, right to the ending. Although the story definitely had an ending I still had my doubts about who's side some of the characters were ... Read full review

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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.

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