Rip Tide by Stella Rimington
A Novel

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 6 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

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 on board a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean, armed with a Kalashnikov.

Meanwhile, the owner of the charitable NGO that leased the ship suspects that his fleet is being deliberately targeted. But why would pirates be interested in charitable supplies? And how do they know the exact details of his ships' cargo and routes?
When an undercover operative connected to the case turns up dead in Athens it looks like piracy may be the least of the Service's problems.

Now Liz, with the help of Peggy Kinsolving, Dave Armstrong, and the rest of her unit, attempts to unravel the connections between Pakistan, Greece and Somalia. She'll have to rely on their wits--and the judicious use of force--to get to the truth. And she doesn't have long, as trouble is brewing closer to home: the kind of explosive trouble that MI5 could do without.
 

About Stella Rimington

See more books from this Author
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 her autobiography and five Liz Carlyle novels. She lives in London and Norfolk.
 
Published September 6, 2011 by Bloomsbury USA. 385 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Rip Tide

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

A foiled Somali hijacking sets MI5's Liz Carlyle (Dead Line, 2010, etc.) on the winding trail of international terrorists.

Aug 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Rip Tide: A Novel

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In Rimington's thought-provoking fifth thriller featuring MI5 agent Liz Carlyle (after Dead Line), Liz, MI5's liaison with French intelligence, interviews 23-year-old Amir Khan, a British citizen from

Jul 11 2011 | Read Full Review of Rip Tide: A Novel

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In Rimington's thought-provoking fifth thriller featuring MI5 agent Liz Carlyle (after Dead Line), Liz, MI5's liaison with French intelligence, interviews 23-year-old Amir Khan, a British citizen from Birmingham, who was captured by a French naval vessel when he and other pirates tried to hijack ...

Jul 11 2011 | Read Full Review of Rip Tide: A Novel

Bookmarks Magazine

By jonTue, 09/20/2011 - 12:14.

Sep 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Rip Tide: A Novel

Monsters and Critics

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 Rimingt...

| Read Full Review of Rip Tide: A Novel

The British Fantasy Society

It gripped me within the first couple of (very short) chapters and just pulled me along through every twist and turn, the pages flashing past in a blur ‘ certainly the sign of a cracking read in my book, if you’ll excuse the pun.

Aug 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Rip Tide: A Novel

Reader Rating for Rip Tide
78%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 43 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×