Agent Liz Carlyle Series

10 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 462 ratings

At Risk 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.

©2004 Stella Rimington (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Dead Line

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is summoned to a meeting with her boss Charles Wetherby, head of the Service's Counter-Espionage Branch. His counterpart over at MI6 has received alarming intelligence from a high-placed Syrian source. The future of the whole of the Middle East is at stake and the deadline for action is drawing ever closer....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost flawless reading of an almost flawless book

    • By Steven on 25-10-13

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • Present Danger

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    MI5 officer Liz Carlyle is posted to Northern Ireland. From the moment she lands in Belfast, danger follows. She soon discovers that the peace process in the province is precarious. Then a source reports strange goings-on at a house on the Irish Sea owned by the Fraternity, an organisation Liz suspects of being a front for renegade former IRA men. Its head is Seamus Piggott, an Irish-American with a gun-running past.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A bit let down

    • By CC on 28-02-11

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 6

    • Rip Tide

    • A Liz Carlyle Novel
    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    When pirates attack a cargo ship off the Somalian coast and one of them is found to be a British-born Pakistani, MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is brought in to establish how and why a young British Muslim could go missing from his family in Birmingham and end up on board a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean, armed with a Kalashnikov. After an undercover operative connected to the case turns up dead in a shipping office in Athens it looks like piracy may be the least of the Service’s problems...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By jane p on 01-04-16

    Regular price: £47.99

  • Book 7

    • The Geneva Trap

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Geneva, 2012. When a Russian intelligence officer approaches MI5 with vital information about the imminent cyber-sabotage of an Anglo-American Defence programme, he refuses to talk to anyone but Liz Carlyle. But who is he, and what is his connection to the British agent? At a tracking station in Nevada, US Navy officers watch in horror as one of their unmanned drones plummets out of the sky. Is this a Russian plot to disable the West’s defences? Or is the threat coming from elsewhere?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Thin plot and implausible scenarios

    • By Don't want one on 20-06-14

    Regular price: £31.59

  • Book 8

    • Close Call

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    In 2012, in a Middle Eastern souk, CIA agent Miles Brookhaven was attacked. He was infiltrating rebel groups in the area and no one was certain if his cover had been blown or if the act was just an arbitrary attack. Now, Liz Carlyle and her Counter Terrorism unit in MI5 have been charged with the task of watching the international under-the-counter arms trade and British Intelligence forces have become increasingly concerned that extremist Al-Qaeda jihadis are building their power base ready to launch another attack.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator aghhhhh

    • By Louize on 14-05-16

    Regular price: £34.39

  • Book 9

    • Breaking Cover

    • Liz Carlyle, Book 9
    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Following a gruelling operation in Paris, Liz Carlyle’s bosses post her to MI5’s counter-espionage desk, but they haven’t counted on the fallout from Putin’s incursions into the Ukraine. Liz needs to track down a Russian spy who has entered the UK before he completes his fatal mission. Meanwhile, the intelligence services are in the spotlight. In response to the debate raging around privacy and security, they hire Jasminder Kapoor, a controversial civil rights lawyer, to explain the issues to the public.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Weak plot

    • By splash on 23-07-17

    Regular price: £35.09

  • Book 10

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