Secret Asset by Stella Rimington
(Liz Carlyle)

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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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About Stella Rimington

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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 June 19, 2007 by Vintage. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Political & Social Sciences, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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What's worse than the threat of terrorist violence on English soil? The possibility that the brains behind the plot is a mole who's infiltrated MI5.

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Publishers Weekly

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After four months’ convalescent leave, MI5 spy Liz Carlyle, returning from her debut in Rimington’s At Risk, confers with her agent Marzipan, an Islamic bookshop clerk who has discovere

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How smart of Random House Audio to hire as a reader noted British stage and television actress Fielding, whose prowess brings to life Rimington's own stint as director of the British spy outfit called

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Secret Asset by Stella Rimington Hutchinson, £12.99, pp352 Liz Carlyle is a pretty, single, bright MI5 agent with no personality traits worth mentioning.

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