Rip Tide: A Liz Carlyle novel

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A&C Black, Jun 6, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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To catch an enemy with nothing to lose, Liz Carlyle must venture into dangerous waters.

When pirates attack a cargo ship off the Somalian coast and one of them is found to be a British-born Pakistani, alarm bells start ringing at London's Thames House. MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is brought in to establish how and why a young British Muslim could go missing from his well-to-do family in Birmingham and end up onboard a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean, armed with a Kalashnikov.

After an undercover operative connected to the case turns up dead in the shipping office of an NGO in Athens it looks like piracy may be the least of the Service's problems. Liz and her team must unravel the connections between Pakistan, Greece and Somalia, relying on their wits - and the judicious use of force - to get to the truth. And they don't have long, as trouble is brewing closer to home: the kind of explosive trouble that MI5 could do without ...

Stella Rimington, former Director General of MI5, returns with a tense and heart-stopping spy thriller where the secrets are deep, the stakes are high and the enemy is always just out of sight.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A foiled Somali hijacking sets MI5's Liz Carlyle (Dead Line, 2010, etc.) on the winding trail of international terrorists.It's nice that the pirates who attempted to seize the Aristides, a little ship ... Read full review

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Pretty Awful
Rimmington can't reveal anything interesting about her previous profession (understandably) and seeing as she (or her ghostwriter) can't write you've got to wonder why she keeps churning
them out except for the money. Plot is formulaic and most scenes and characters recognisable from Hollywood B movies. Shame - I liked her autobiography. This book was a waste of nearly 5. Couldn't face reading t the end. 

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About the author (2011)

Dame Stella Rimington joined the Security Service (MI5) in 1968. During her career she worked in all the main fields of the Service: counter-subversion, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism. She was appointed Director General in 1992, the first woman to hold the post. She has written an autobiography and five Liz Carlyle novels. She lives in London and Norfolk.

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