Agent Liz Carlyle Series

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

At Risk Summary

An announcement is made at a meeting of the British Intelligence Joint Counter-Terrorist group: "The opposition may be about to deploy an invisible." An "invisible" is CIA-speak for the ultimate intelligence nightmare: a terrorist who is an ethnic native of the target country and who can therefore cross its borders unchecked, move around the country unquestioned, and go unnoticed while setting up the foundation for monstrous harm.

Intelligence officer Liz Carlyle has had to prove herself in countless ways as she's come up through the ranks of the traditionally all-male world of Britain's Security Service, MI5. But this announcement marks the start of an operation that will test all her hard-won knowledge and experience, and her intelligence and courage, as nothing has before. Having analyzed information from her agents, she realizes that there is indeed an imminent terrorist threat. She may even have the invisible's point of entry. But what she cannot draw out of all the "chatter" is the invisible's identity and intended target.

With each passing hour, the danger increases. As the desperate hunt continues, it becomes clear that Liz's intuitive skills, her ability to get deep inside her enemy's head, are her best hope for tracking down the terrorist. But will that be enough? And can she succeed in time to avert a disaster?

Drawing from her experience as the first woman director general of MI5, Stella Rimington gives us a story that is smart, tautly drawn, and suspenseful from first to last. At Risk is a stunning debut novel that plunges us headlong into today's shadowy and fever-pitched battle between terrorism and intelligence.

©2004 Stella Rimington (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Secret Asset

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Emma Fielding
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 48

    MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle learns from one of her agents that suspicious meetings have been taking place at an Islamic bookshop. She feels instinctively that a terrorist cell is at work and when she reports this to Charles Wetherby, the Director of Counter Terrorism, a surveillance operation is immediately put into place. An attack seems imminent.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Did not match expectations !

    • By Mark on 17-10-06

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  • Book 3

    • Illegal Action

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Emma Fielding
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Liz Carlyle has been transferred to Counter-Espionage, along with her research sidekick Peggy Kingsolving. Although the department has downsized since the end of the Cold War, there are still spies: including Russian spies who now keep an eye on the international financial community as well as the wealthy, influential Russian "oligarchs" in London. Liz is assigned to stop a Russian government plot to "silence" one of these oligarchs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classy A Great Spy Thriller

    • By Sue on 30-06-09

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  • Book 4

    • Dead Line

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle has received alarming intelligence from a source in Syria. A Middle East peace conference is planned to take place at Gleneagles in Scotland, and the Syrians have learned that two individuals are mounting an operation to disrupt the conference in a spectacular way, laying the blame at Syria's door. As the conference deadline draws ever closer, Liz discovers that the threat is far greater than she or anyone else could have imagined. But so many questions are still to be answered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Knows her subject ...

    • By Philip on 07-03-09

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