Secret Asset

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 19, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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.


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A disappointing sequel to "At Risk". Perhaps it's meant to be a novel about blind spots, but the main characters are so blindingly clueless it becomes almost unbearable to continue reading. Liz is on ... Read full review

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standard Liz Carlyle (MI5) murder/terrorists with a little twist at the end. IRA mole in MI5 turned to Islamic terrorists. 2007. 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.


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