At Risk by Stella Rimington audiobook

At Risk

By Stella Rimington
Read by Jennifer McMahon

Random House Audio 9781400079810

The Liz Carlyle Series: Book 1

11.22 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A tense, fast-moving debut thriller from the ex-head of MI5. “Our concern – and we’ve communicated this over the weekend to all stations, is that the opposition may be about to deploy an invisible.” An “invisible” is CIA-speak for the ultimate intelligence nightmare: the terrorist who, because he or she is an ethnic native of the target country, can cross its borders unchecked, move around that country unquestioned and infiltrate its institutions with ease. An invisible on mainland Britain was the worst possible news. For Liz Carlyle, an MI5 Intelligence Officer, this report from MI6 marks the start of an operation that will test her to the limit and put her own life in jeopardy. As she sifts the incoming evidence and gets reports from her agents, she realizes the terrorist threat is imminent. But who or what is the target? And who or where is the invisible? Time is of the essence in this desperate search and it becomes clear that it is Liz’s intuitive skills – her ability to get inside her enemy’s head – that offer the only hope of averting disaster. In this terrifying and tautly drawn debut thriller, Stella Rimington takes us to the heart of the intelligence world. It is a place she is uniquely qualified to describe.

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Summary

Summary

A tense, fast-moving debut thriller from the ex-head of MI5.

“Our concern – and we’ve communicated this over the weekend to all stations, is that the opposition may be about to deploy an invisible.”

An “invisible” is CIA-speak for the ultimate intelligence nightmare: the terrorist who, because he or she is an ethnic native of the target country, can cross its borders unchecked, move around that country unquestioned and infiltrate its institutions with ease. An invisible on mainland Britain was the worst possible news.

For Liz Carlyle, an MI5 Intelligence Officer, this report from MI6 marks the start of an operation that will test her to the limit and put her own life in jeopardy. As she sifts the incoming evidence and gets reports from her agents, she realizes the terrorist threat is imminent. But who or what is the target? And who or where is the invisible? Time is of the essence in this desperate search and it becomes clear that it is Liz’s intuitive skills – her ability to get inside her enemy’s head – that offer the only hope of averting disaster.

In this terrifying and tautly drawn debut thriller, Stella Rimington takes us to the heart of the intelligence world. It is a place she is uniquely qualified to describe.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Exciting…[Rimington] bids to join the ranks of such secret agent authors as Graham Greene [and] John le Carré. At Risk is an exciting debut novel.” Wall Street Journal
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. Guardian
“Entertaining…Briskly told…[Will] keep you turning the pages.” Washington Post Book World
“As engrossing and hard to resist as Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal.” Orlando Sentinel
“A smart, clever, and brilliantly paced thriller that seems ripped from the headlines—if not today’s, then probably tomorrow’s…This is a tightly drawn, expertly told tale…It marks a promising second career for its author, whose future success will doubtless be much more public than her earlier accomplishments. Amazon.com, editorial review
“Rimington speaks smartly about workplace issues while ratcheting the tension high in her authoritative debut thriller.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Stella Rimington

Author Bio: 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: countersubversion, counterespionage, and counterterrorism. She was appointed director general in 1992, the first woman to hold the post. She has written her autobiography and eight Liz Carlyle novels. She lives in London and Norfolk, England.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 11.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English