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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.
©2007 Stella Rimington; (P)2008 Books on Tape
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By Michelle on 06-14-17

illegal action

There were to many names with frivolous story lines. the only thing that kept me listening was brilliant performance of Roslyn Landor. The story was lame and uninteresting.

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By A. A. Baldwin on 05-01-15

More fun with Liz

Another interesting thriller from Stella Rimington. In this one Liz has moved jobs to another section but many of the same work colleagues remain in her sphere. This one has Russian and Irish connections. Fascinating and complex.

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