Illegal Action (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Random House LLC, Jul 1, 2008 - Fiction - 304 pages
20 Reviews
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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
0
4 stars
10
3 stars
5
2 stars
3
1 star
2

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

Related books

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliographic information