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Laurel Kenner

NEW YORK, NY United States
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  • Secret Asset

  • By: Stella Rimington
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Liz Carlyle is a smart, impassioned MI5 intelligence officer. When one of her agents reports suspicious meetings taking place at an Islamic bookshop, she trusts her instinct that a terrorist cell is at work. But she's surprised when her boss suddenly takes her off the case and shocked to hear why: he has received a tip-off that a mole, a "secret asset", has been planted in one of the branches of British Intelligence.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Timing Not an Asset

  • By Laurel Kenner on 07-27-16

Timing Not an Asset

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-16

I really liked "At Risk," the first book in the series, but was disappointed in this one. The timing was off; the identity of the asset was plain almost from the beginning, and although some interesting ambiguities emerged, it was s slog to the end. Probably very much like real Intel work.

  • At Risk

  • By: Stella Rimington
  • Narrated by: Jennifer McMahon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

An “invisible” is CIA-speak for the ultimate intelligence nightmare: The terrorist who, because he or she is an ethnic native of the target country, can cross its borders unchecked, move around that country unquestioned, and infiltrate its institutions with ease. An invisible on mainland Britain was the worst possible news. For Liz Carlyle, an MI5 Intelligence Officer, this report from MI6 marks the start of an operation that will test her to the limit and put her own life in jeopardy. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping - Excellent Narration

  • By Simon on 06-12-12

Heart of Terrorism

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-16

Sometimes fiction on terrorism offers more intelligence than fact-sodden books on the subject. This eye-opening thriller by a former director general of MI5 reveals the complex motivations of the players. Great reading, too.