Illegal Action

Illegal Action

Book - 2007
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Liz Carlyle has been transferred to Counter-Espionage, along with her research sidekick Peggy Kingsolving. Once the hub of MI5 operations, the department has been reduced in size since the end of the Cold War, and priority within the service is on counter-terrorism. Yet there is plenty for Liz to do. In fact, there are more spies operating in London today than during the height of East-West hostilities. This includes Russian spies, who continue to operate in number. What's changed is their targets - now they spy on the international financial community that has made London its base in the last twenty years, as well as on the wealthy influential Russian òligarchs', many of whom have also come to London to live. Liz learns of a Russian government plot to sìlence' one of these oligarchs, Nikita Brunovsky, who is an increasingly vocal opponent of the Putin regime. How he is to be kept quiet is unclear, but since the Foreign Office dread any kind of incident, Liz is assigned to keep it from happening.
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, c2007
Description: 297 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780091797270
Branch Call Number: Rimi


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Sep 24, 2016

Liz Carlyle is redeployed to work in counterintelligence and is tasked with going undercover in the household of a Russian oligarch whose life is believed in danger. There is also a rumored ‘illegal’ thought to be in England, hence the book’s title. Another well-crafted spy tale!

Jan 30, 2016

Characterization is fabulous. One of her best. Not a bond-thriller, so stay away if that's what you want.

Dec 03, 2010

Entertaining. It's not the kind of book you will remember as a "great read" but it's good enough for a cold day

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