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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (711 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stella Rimington Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Liz Carlyle Series Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Owen Serviss | 2/6/2014

    " This was a book I wasn't particularly interested in that was recommended to me even though it is definitely not the genre I regularly read. It was good, I will give it that, but the plot was all over the map and it left several questions unanswered. Plus, the first third was incredibly boring, the second action packed, and the third was like a desert that you have heard is amazing, so you go to a restaurant and order it, only to find that it is a third the size of your fist. As I call it: a is appointing desert. It had so much momentum going for it, yet like the end of the third hunger games book, the final couple chapters felt more like the character was dreaming than actually living it. This is a borderline four/three stars, and the reason I chose four is because of how exciting the middle is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tim Corke | 1/24/2014

    " A punchy first novel by the former Head of MI5 that has an exciting and seemingly realistic plot line concerning the smuggling of terrorists into Britain in Norfolk. Made a change from reading very glamorous and blockbuster thrillers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sharon | 1/15/2014

    " I'm so pleased to have found this series. A spy thriller with simple, steady increase of suspense through out the story. The tale has a very authentic feel I'm sure due to Stella Rimington's real life experience as General Director of Mi5. Very good read. I will look for more if her work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/14/2014

    " I really liked this -- thought Liz was a great protagonist. Will definitely read more in the series. "

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