- Audio CD
- Verlag: Audiobooks (26. September 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1856869903
- ISBN-13: 978-1856869904
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13 x 2,1 x 12,4 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 3.485.030 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Secret Asset (Liz Carlyle, Band 2) (Englisch) Audio-CD – Gekürzte Ausgabe, Audiobook, CD
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Praise for At Risk:
“This is something very rare: the spy novel that prizes authenticity over fabrication.”
–Mail on Sunday
“Tense and terrifying.”
“A cracking good thriller”
–Lynn Barber, Observer
“Intelligent — Undeniably pacy”
“Rimington makes adroit use of her expertise as former MI5 chief”
“The Secret Service background is exceedingly convincing”
–Douglas Hurd, New Statesman
Praise for Stella Rimington’s autobiography Open Secret:
“The story of MI5’s transformation is fascinating. So too is Rimington’s account of her rise in what was very definitely a man’s world.”
“She writes in a refreshingly self-deprecating style of juggling the roles of single parent and chief ‘spook’.”
—Independent on Sunday
“Open Secret is a fascinating account not only of Stella Rimington’s various roles in the evolving Security Services, but also of the strains on a single mother as she struggles to compartmentalize a life that is necessarily unpredictable, stressful and shrouded in secrecy.”
From the Hardcover edition.
The second thriller from the former head of MI5, featuring MI5 officer Liz CarlyleAlle Produktbeschreibungen
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Suddenly, the inter-agency Counter-Terrorist Committee finds itself with a high-priority case. The Committee links MI5 (the Security Service) with MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service), GCHQ (Britain’s NSA), the Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard), and the Home Office (Britain’s Justice Department). MI5 takes the lead.
Suspecting an imminent terrorist attack on British soil, MI5 swings into action. As an officer in the counter-espionage department, Liz hopes to become involved in the investigation. But the Director of Counter-Terrorism, Charles Wetherby, pulls her aside for a secret assignment: determine whether one of the men or women working for MI5 is a mole. In the ensuing investigation, she uncovers suppressed old relationships to the IRA and suspicious circumstances involving several of her colleagues. Liz’s journey toward the truth takes her to Oxford University and to Queens University in Dublin as well as to a succession of towns in southern England. Eventually (no surprise!) the two investigations merge, rushing toward a tragic climax.
Secret Asset, like the other novels in the Liz Carlyle series, is a compelling read. In the manner of a police procedural, Rimington paints a detailed picture of the complex way in which a counter-terrorist investigation plays out. Practically no one who writes spy novels can match her for knowledge about the craft.
About the author
Dame Stella Rimington served in Britain’s Security Service (MI5) from 1969 to 1996. In the course of her career, she served in every major field of responsibility. She became director in succession of all three branches and became Director General in 1995. She turned to fiction in 2004 at the age of 69. She has since written a total of nine Liz Carlyle novels. Secret Asset was the second.
And that brings me to the one problem. Rimington doesn't end well. In her first novel, she practically threw up her hands and offered the reader an explosive version of "whatever." Here she spends more time and ink, but it is still a weak ending for such a strong narrative.
But it's well worth your time and pocket change: lots of British-isms for Anglophiles.
I'll definitely be seeing more of Liz. Can't wait to see where the next one is set - several times I expected Inspector Morse or Inspector Lewis to turn up in this one!
Seemed authentic, but could have been more suspenseful. Overall a good read.
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