Illegal Action

Illegal Action

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The fiercely intelligent, ambitious MI5 officer Liz Carlyle returns in a spy novel of arresting psychological complexity and unflagging suspense.

In the most recent installment in the Liz Carlyle series, Liz has been transferred to counter-espionage—the hub of MI5 operations during the Cold War. Her mission: protect Nikita Brunovsky, an increasingly vocal opponent of Vladimir Putin, who has been targeted for assassination and is seeking refuge in the UK. The Foreign Office is adamant about forestalling a crime that could become a full-blown international incident. So Liz goes undercover, attaching herself to Brunovsky's retinue: racing against the clock to determine who betrayed him and suddenly facing a wholly unexpected second task—unmasking a Russian operative working undercover alongside her.

Baker & Taylor
Transfered to counter-espionage operations, MI5 agent Liz Carlyle learns of a Russian-government plot against Nikita Brunovsky, a wealthy Russian oligarch living in Britain and a vocal opponent of Putin, and is given the task of stopping the assassination, going undercover as a member of the target's retinue.

Blackwell North Amer
MI5 officer Liz Carlyle has been transferred to Counter-Espionage. Once the hub of MI5 operations, the department has been reduced in size since the end of the Cold War. Yet there are more spies operating in London now than at the height of East-West hostilities.
This includes Russian spies, who continue to operate in large numbers. 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, and on the, influential Russian oligarchs who have come to the capital to spend their millions.
Liz learns of a Russian government plot to 'silence' one of these oligarchs, an increasingly vocal opponent of the Putin regime. How he is to be kept quiet is unclear, but since the Foreign Office dreads any kind of incident, Liz is assigned to keep it from happening. But first she has to find out who he is.
Meanwhile her research sidekick Peggy Kinsolving is tipped about the presence of a Russian illegal in London - someone who operates (often for years) under a complete fabricated identity. Is there a connection to the government plot?
Liz goes undercover and joins the oligarch's retinue. As she tries to determine who around the Russian might be about to betray him, she has to consider whether this traitor is also the deadly illegal she and Peggy are seeking. Under an assumed name, caught up in the high-octane world of the super-rich, Liz starts to find herself in terrible danger.

Baker
& Taylor

Transfered to counter-espionage operations, MI5 agent Liz Carlyle learns of a Russian-government plot against Nikita Brunovsky, a wealthy Russian oligarch living in Britain and a vocal opponent of Putin, and is given the task of stopping the assassination, going undercover as a member of the target's retinue. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008, c2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780307389060
9780307268853
0307268853
Branch Call Number: F
F
Characteristics: 289 p. ; 25 cm

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EmilyEm
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!

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jhg3707
Jan 30, 2016

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

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rahmmie
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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