Rip Tide (Liz Carlyle Series #6)

Rip Tide (Liz Carlyle Series #6)

by Stella Rimington

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Rip Tide (Liz Carlyle Series #6) by Stella Rimington

When pirates attack a cargo ship off the Somalian coast and one of them is found to be a British-born Pakistani, alarm bells start ringing at London's Thames House. MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is brought in to establish how and why a young British Muslim could go missing from his well-to-do family in Birmingham and end up on board a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean, armed with a Kalashnikov.

Meanwhile, the owner of the charitable NGO that leased the ship suspects that his fleet is being deliberately targeted. But why would pirates be interested in charitable supplies? And how do they know the exact details of his ships' cargo and routes?
When an undercover operative connected to the case turns up dead in Athens it looks like piracy may be the least of the Service's problems.

Now Liz, with the help of Peggy Kinsolving, Dave Armstrong, and the rest of her unit, attempts to unravel the connections between Pakistan, Greece and Somalia. She'll have to rely on their wits--and the judicious use of force--to get to the truth. And she doesn't have long, as trouble is brewing closer to home: the kind of explosive trouble that MI5 could do without.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608197378
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Series: Liz Carlyle Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 162,937
File size: 724 KB

About the Author

Dame Stella Rimington joined the Security Service (MI5) in 1968. During her career she worked in all the main fields of the Service: counter-subversion, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism. She was appointed Director General in 1992, the first woman to hold the post. She has written her autobiography and five Liz Carlyle novels. She lives in London and Norfolk.
Dame Stella Rimington joined the Security Service (MI5) in 1968. During her career she worked in all the main fields of the Service: counter-subversion, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism. She was appointed Director General in 1992, the first woman to hold the post. She has written her autobiography and six Liz Carlyle novels. She lives in London and Norfolk.

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Rip Tide 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have just finished reading the most incredible book. It is action packed with all the elements that I love in a book. It is fast paced, action packed with intrigue, murder, suspense, betrayal,danger and a bit of romance thrown in. There are so many characters it is hard to pinpoint the main ones. The visualization is strong and you can almost imagine the pirates when they are climbing up the ladder to seize the ship. It is an exciting read and you find yourself holding your breath to see how it all plays out. The word usage is suburb and the sentences just seem to flow. I give this book my highest recommendation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read with action and suspense.
Kricket77 More than 1 year ago
I started this series "in the middle" but wish I had started with the first book! I don't want to miss one of them. This series seems very believable moreso because the author was the former head of MI5. Excellent writing, suspense, and twists and turns. Recommend this to all mystery, spy novel readers.
Alan_Houston More than 1 year ago
Ms. Rimington is the former "boss" of British intelligence, so she provides an inside view of how intelligence agencies work...and they work pretty much like the post office....political hacks at the top making life difficult for the folks who actually do some work. The author is not really a writer, so characters are cliches, none of whom talk like actual people, and an obsession with what people are wearing is a substitute for a plot. Although flawed, "Rip Tide" is rare...a book that warns us that the people who guard us from our enemies are pretty much like the people working at the Social Security Administration...and in government work, the cream never rises to the top.
Anonymous 15 days ago
Still relevant in 2018 in terms of issues and geography!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While being an American, trying to read "proper English", posed a few problems, overall this book is so well written that it did not really matter. Storyline was great and made for interesting reading. Too bad most Americans don't really know what the UK intelligence and spy services do, and who does what. Even struggling with that, I still recommend this to all!
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BettinainNYC More than 1 year ago
I have discovered Stella Rimington's MI5 mysteries this summer -- love them all. She is an excellent writer -- both in storytelling and language skills. A real joy to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book to read by Stella Rimington and enjoyed the character of Liz Carlyle. Will purchase other books in this series and recommend.
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My first Liz Carlyle, but it won't be my last
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Sourdough More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Believable action, believable characters. Not a lot of real tension, but close enough to be interesting.
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Jumps between countries and characters and lengthy details about them make this tedious reading. Just not my kind of dtory.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't write a review because my order was delayed then cancelled - without any notification of the cancellation. Gave it 4 stars anyway since I've liked the previous books in this series.