Secret Asset (Liz Carlyle Series #2)

Secret Asset (Liz Carlyle Series #2)

by Stella Rimington
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Secret Asset (Liz Carlyle Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
BettinainNYC More than 1 year ago
I have discovered Stella Rimington only recently and this summer has been more joyous because of her books. Secret Asset is a very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second booked in this series, and I'm waiting to read ythe third!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good story, interesting, fast read.
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NoNonsenseReader More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Liz Carlisle series continues where the first one (At Risk) left off, with Liz fighting terrorism with her brains and resources of MI-5; and just as was the case with first book, what I mostly like about this one is its realism.

Knowing that the author is the former head of a British Security Service, you feel that a lot of things that she is telling us about the work of those men and women is true. The plot is entertaining, but again, without any ridiculous or unbelievable things that make you put the book away. It is well-written, even though the author is not a professional writer.

You might say that the ending is somewhat strange and anticlimactic, but it certainly doesn't spoil the whole book. The main character, Liz, is a very likeable young woman, she has the feelings and concerns and problems of a regular woman, and exceptional skills of a security service professional.

As with many other books written by British authors, some American readers might need a little bit of terminology adjustment, example: Asians - people from Asian countries of India and Pakistan, etc.

Again, this is not the flashiest of books in the genre, but for those readers who prefer realism and believability to mindless and incredible stories, it is certainly worth reading. Or listening to an audiobook, as I did, with excellent narration by Rosalyn Landor.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Runner Sohail ¿code name Marzipan¿ Din meets his former handler M15 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle to inform her that there is odd meetings going on at a London Islamic bookstore especially the visits from a VIP Pakistani Imam. Not only is the lad, who plans to go to university shortly a reliable source, he gives ¿Jane¿ a tape left behind by the Imam.---------------- Although Jane knows this could be innocent meetings, her gut tells her otherwise. She reports to her superior M 15 Director of Counterterrorism Charles Wetherby, who trusts her instincts besides which he takes no chances. He assigns an A-4 surveillance team to watch the bookstore. However, at the last moment, Charles removes a stunned Liz from the case. Instead he directs her to work a more insidious scenario that in the long run could cause even more immense problems for the country. Evidence has surfaced that a terrorist SECRET ASSET has infiltrated British Intelligence Liz is assigned to uncover the mole before further damage is done to M 15 and terrorists repeat the transportation calamities. She calculates what is AT RISK if she fails.------------------ Having a mole inside an espionage agency is not a knew theme and has had real world counterpoints, but former M15 Director Stella Rimington keeps it fresh by finding who the perfect fit at the conference table (think Ames) is before terrorists strike. The story line is fast-paced, but it is the underlying belief that future hits will occur regardless of M15 efforts and attempts to include alienated minorities into society that make the tale way above the usual espionage thriller. Fans will appreciate this strong story of determining just which one of your colleagues is betraying your country and causing people to die.--------------- Harriet Klausner