Series: Liz Carlyle

Author: Stella Rimington

Illegal Action (2008)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 3
Rimington, Stella. Illegal Action, Arrow Books, London 2008. (Pages 394, Paperback)Rating: 5/10This book certainly couldn’t be a Booker Prize nominee, but Booker prize is what made me read it.I like a book to have a good story. It should be easy to read and a page turner if possible. Over the yea...
At Risk (2006)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 2
"In any campaign, the first stronghold that you have to occupy is your enemy's consciousness" - Feliks Dzerzhinsky KGB founder p 424. "They make a wilderness, and call it peace" - Tacitus, Roman Empire p 554.Quotations show the breadth of heroine Liz (and author Stella's) education.I may continue...
Secret Asset (2007)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 3
The former Director General of MI5 has written a spy thriller. It should have been the equivalent of Jamie Oliver cooking you dinner or David Beckham teaching your kids how to play football. In fact, it was a bit like Bruce Forsythe telling you how to stay young. I don’t think I truly understood ...
Close Call (2014)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 2
Why on earth did she kill Martin? It seemed gratuitous and to serve no purpose. Also the plot in this one was very lackluster. This book is my least favourite so far. Finally, where is Charles? The clumsy shelving of him is annoying and useless after all that build up in the first 3 or 4 books. C...
Present Danger (2009)
3.54 of 5 Votes: 2
This isn't my usual sort of book, but I was intrigued by a spy book written by an ex-spymaster. I'm afraid it disappointed - it was interesting in places, but full of clichéed characters [the good looking heroine, the impetuous sub-hero, the cold calculating villain, the incompetent boss], and 'l...