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Rip Tide A Liz Carlyle Novel by Stella Rimington
  

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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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Synopsis

Rip Tide A Liz Carlyle Novel by Stella Rimington

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 ..

Reviews

'She provides lots of detail of intelligence work used to counter today's terrorists that seems real - and intriguing' Financial Times

'Rimington's best work demonstrates a flair for narrative, with a sense of authenticity and an insider's grasp on the pressing issues of the day' Washington Post

'She uses her knowledge of covert spy operations to create powerful story lines that are exciting yet plausible' Daily Express

'Rip Tide incorporates the epic sweep and global concerns expected of a contemporary spy thriller' Irish Times

About the Author

Stella Rimington

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2012

Author

Stella Rimington

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Author's Website

www.stellarimington.com/

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense
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Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9781408821930

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