Illegal Action

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100026864
Released: Jul 15, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415955239
Narrator/s: Rosalyn Landor
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Liz has been transferred to counter-espionage-the hub of MI5 operations during the Cold War, which has been scaled back as anti-terrorism has gained priority. But there's plenty for her to do: there are more spies operating in London in the 21st century than there were during the height of East-West hostilities. Even the Russians still have a large contingent, although now they spy on the international financial community and on the wealthy ex-pat oligarchs who make England their domain. In her new assignment, Liz quickly uncovers a plot to silence one of these Russians: Nikita Brunovsky, an increasingly vocal opponent of Vladimir Putin. The Foreign Office is adamant about forestalling a crime that could become a full-blown international incident, but there's not a single clue as to how the assassination will be carried out-and Liz is solely responsible for averting disaster. So she goes undercover, attaching herself to Brunovsky's retinue: racing against the clock to determine who betrayed him and suddenly facing a wholly unexpected second task-unmasking a Russian operative working undercover alongside her. Dame Stella has once again distilled her experience as the first woman Director General of MI5 into a spy novel of arresting psychological complexity and unflagging suspense.

Author(s): Stella Rimington
Series: Liz Carlyle Series No: 3
Original Publish Date: Jul 15, 2008

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Author(s): Stella Rimington
Product Number EB00169771
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307269522

Professional reviews

"Dame Stella Remington, the first female director general of MI5, provides a peek at the workings of British counterespionage through the character of Liz Carlisle. The covert operator becomes ensnared in a convoluted plot of implanted spies targeting Russian oligarchs-- millionaires living the high life in London. Landor's Russian accents vary nicely with the array of ex-pat Russian characters. But when she overlabors the bass of male voices, volumes change, and clues are dropped. Landor's females capture Remington's portraits of women battling their way in a man's world. Tension, suspense, and confrontation are also well portrayed. So once reading glitches--in particular, excessive sibilants--are overlooked, the story moves along. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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