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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 58 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
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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 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

At a meeting of the British Intelligence Joint Counter-Terrorist Group an announcement is made that "the opposition may be about to deploy an invisible". An "invisible" is the ultimate intelligence nightmare: a 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.

  • 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.