At Risk by Stella Rimington

By Stella Rimington

A terrorist is focusing on Britain. And to make concerns worse it’s an “invisible”--someone touring below a British passport. nearly very unlikely to discover ahead of it’s too late.The activity falls to Liz Carlyle, the main inventive counter terror agent in British intelligence. monitoring down this invisible is a problem like none she has confronted earlier than. it's going to require all her hard-won adventure, to assert not anything of her intelligence and braveness. Drawing on her personal years as Britain's highest-ranking secret agent, Stella Rimington offers us a narrative that's clever, tautly drawn, and suspenseful from first to last.

Amazon.com Review:

The lady who previously headed Britain's intelligence carrier (and what could Ian Fleming have made up of that?) is available in from the chilly with a sensible, shrewdpermanent, and brilliantly paced mystery that turns out ripped from the headlines--if no longer today's, then most likely tomorrow's. Liz Carlyle is an agent-runner in MI-5's Joint Counter-Terrorist crew, that is dealing with the last word intelligence nightmare; an "invisible," a terrorist who's an ethnic local of the objective nation and hence in a position to go its borders unchecked and flow round its environs unquestioned. All Liz and her crew need to cross on is the suspicion neighborhood fisherman who used to be shot with an strange armor-piercing gun recognized to be favourite through international brokers and whose physique used to be present in the restroom of a delivery café close to a smuggler's seashore can have been eager about supporting an undercover operative often called "Vengeance ahead of God" input England with no good thing about passport or visa--a guy whose challenge, if no longer his identification, has been the topic of contemporary intelligence "chatter" from militant Muslim resources. And whereas Liz thinks she is aware who the operative is--an Afghani with solid papers final obvious in a German port city--she doesn't have a clue in regards to the "invisible" who's supporting him, or the objective of their crosshairs.

This is a tightly drawn, expertly advised story that wastes few phrases in describing the shadowy global of the intelligence prone, the turf battles and infighting, or even the romantic entanglements that attend the lives of these concerned. It marks a promising moment occupation for its writer, whose destiny good fortune will no doubt be even more public than her previous accomplishments. --Jane Adams

From Publishers Weekly:

The first girl director common of Britain's MI5, Rimington speaks well approximately place of work concerns whereas ratcheting the strain excessive in her authoritative debut mystery. input Liz Carlyle, an agent-runner with a flavor for classic outfits; her married lover, Mark Callendar, whom she doesn't love; and an attractive head of part, Charles Wetherby. You don't desire Liz's deductive powers to determine that Wetherby will finally prevail Mark, who terminally annoys Liz via leaving his spouse. Liz is married to her task. Small ask yourself: it doesn't get extra interesting than this. The Islamic Terror Syndicate (ITS) could be approximately to install an "invisible"—"an ethnic local of the objective country"—and in simple terms Liz can pull jointly all of the threads. Rimington infuses the chase with ethical complexity by means of making the invisible a true individual, regardless of that she boasts a faux identify and has "become a cipher, a selfless tool of vengeance, a toddler of Heaven." lots of the characters consider actual, even supposing Rimington sometimes is going on approximately strangers in short glimpsed and introduces numerous wryly flirtatious male brokers too many. She is open approximately having had an support with the constitution of the ebook, however the voice jewelry actual, and she or he retains religion with a style she basically venerates.

Show description

Read or Download At Risk PDF

Similar espionage books

The Secret History of MI6

The approved background of the world's oldest and so much storied overseas intelligence provider, drawing greatly on hitherto mystery records.

Britain's mystery Intelligence carrier (also generally known as MI6) used to be born a century in the past amid fears of the emerging strength of different international locations, in particular Germany. the subsequent 40 years observed MI6 taking an more and more important-and, beforehand, principally hidden-role in shaping the heritage of Europe and the realm. This thorough, attention-grabbing, and revelatory account attracts on a wealth of archival fabrics by no means ahead of noticeable through any outsider to unveil the internal workings of the world's first undercover agent corporation.

MI6's early days have been haphazard however it used to be speedy cast into an efficient association within the crucible of worldwide struggle I. in the course of those warfare years, MI6 additionally shaped ties with the United States-harbingers of a courting that may turn into very important to either countries' protection because the century improved. those early years additionally observed the advance of suggestions that might develop into plot units in 1000 books and films-forgery, invisible ink, disguises, concealing mechanisms, and lots more and plenty extra. The interwar years have been nominally peaceable, yet Britain perceived quite a few threats, all of which MI6 used to be anticipated to maintain tabs on. The outbreak of global conflict II once more stuck MI6 off stability, and high-profile errors (and the memoirs of MI6 operatives equivalent to Graham Greene) created an effect of ineffectiveness. while, even though, the provider used to be pioneering cryptography at Bletchley Park (where the Enigma code will be damaged) and devising the very tools and kit that will motivate Ian Fleming's novels.

In a manner, the aftermath of worldwide battle II used to be as dramatic because the warfare itself have been, simply because 1945-49 observed not just the tip of the British Empire but additionally the emergence of a brand new kind of conflict-the chilly warfare. We witness MI6 wrestling with those epic advancements because it tightens its bonds with the newly christened CIA, adjustments that might dictate the form of the service-and the world-for many years to come back.

Most Secret War

'Among the simplest of all battle books. ' — Observer

Reginald Jones used to be not anything below a genius. And his appointment to the Intelligence component of Britain's Air Ministry in 1939 resulted in the most incredible clinical and technological breakthroughs of the second one global War.

In so much mystery conflict he info how Britain stealthily stole the conflict from below the Germans' noses through outsmarting their intelligence at each flip. He tells of the 'battle of the beams'; detecting and defeating flying bombs; utilizing chaff to confuse radar; and lots of different creative rules and units. Jones was once the fellow with the plan to avoid wasting Britain and his tale makes for riveting examining.

Inside the Company: CIA Diary

There are not any blanks in Philip Agee's contained in the corporation: CIA Diary. This densely unique divulge names each CIA officer, each agent, each operation that Agee encountered in the course of 12 years with "The Company" in Ecuador, Uruguay, Mexico and Washington.

Among CIA brokers or [contacts] Agee lists excessive score political leaders of a number of Latin American international locations, U. S. and Latin American hard work leaders, score neighborhood get together contributors, and rankings of different politicians, excessive army and police officers and journalists.

After a stint as an Air strength officer (for disguise) and CIA education, Agee arrived in Quito, Ecuador in past due 1960. throughout the glory years of the Alliance for growth and the hot Frontier, he fought the holy warfare opposed to communism through bribing politicians and newshounds, forging files, tapping phones, and interpreting different people's mail.

But it was once a far off occasion which turns out to have disturbed him extra. Lyndon Johnson's invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1965 used to be an overreaction Agee couldn't settle for. In 1968, he resigned with the conviction that he had turn into a "servant of the capitalism I rejected" as a school scholar -- "one of its mystery policemen. "

Agee determined to put in writing this reconstructed diary to inform every little thing he knew. He spent 4 years writing the publication in Europe, making study journeys and dodging the CIA. At one aspect he lived on cash complicated via a lady he believes used to be operating for the CIA and attempting to achieve his confidence.

Until lately, former CIA Director Richard Helm's plea that "You've simply received to belief us. we're honorable men" used to be sufficient. With the revelations of family spying, it now not is.

In this e-book Agee has supplied the main entire description but of what the CIA does overseas. In access after numbing access, U. S. overseas coverage in Latin the USA is pictured as an online of deceit, hypocrisy and corruption. Now that we will now not plead lack of information of the webs our spiders spin, could be proceed to tolerate CIA actions out of the country?

A Dama da Tunica Escarlate

Escrito em 1939 por Doryol Taborda, o livro trás uma reunião de contos policiais com muita ação, suspense e mistério:

O aniversário sangrento
As mortes em série
Os diamantes acusadores
O fantasma de Londres
O contrabando de platina
A lágrima da deusa
O pássaro da morte
O segredo da bíblia
A quadrilha do capuz negro
Contrário à evidência
A vingança do mutilado
Herdeiros da morte
A dama da túnica escarlate
O mistério do cavalo branco

Extra resources for At Risk

Example text

He questions all prisoners. 16 Nevertheless the army and navy intelligence departments provided by 1914 the pattern of modern armed forces' intelligence. Since then most countries have moved towards some amalgamation of the separate armed services' departments. Thus the United States created the all-service Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 1961, though it left the powerful single-service agencies in place. Britain amalgamated the three service intelligence staffs and its Joint Intelligence Bureau (JIB) to become the central Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) in the defence reorganization of 1964.

The JIC's national assessment role entailed some interdepartmental machinery. But even before it acquired this role the committee began to tackle the management and organizational problems produced by the prospect of war. Its terms of reference in 1939 included responsibility for 'the consideration of any further measures which might be thought necessary in order to improve the efficient working of the intelligence organisation of the country as a whole'. ' 45 Throughout the war the JIC retained this role as the national committee of management as well as the national assessment committee.

In varying combinations the same entities tend to recur. But the communities are by no means homogeneous. The agencies have their own character. In particular, security intelligence with its focus on internal threats is significantly different from the rest; the differences will be discussed later. Additionally the communities have some fuzzy 32 Evolution and outline boundaries. The permanent intelligence organizations are supplemented by part-time or temporary elements and those with only one foot in the intelligence camp.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.28 of 5 – based on 7 votes