Liz Carlyle

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 215 ratings

At Risk Publisher's Summary

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.

For Liz Carlyle, MI5, this report marks the start of an operation that will test her as no other has. Time is of the essence in this desperate search and it becomes clear that Liz's intuitive skills and her ability to get inside her enemy's head will offer the only hope of averting disaster, even as her own life is put into jeopardy.

©2004 Stella Rimington; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • At Risk

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Jennifer McMahon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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 Roojun on 06-12-12

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 2

    • Secret Asset

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 3

    • Illegal Action

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Liz has been transferred to counter-espionage - the hub of MI5 operations during the Cold War, which has been scaled back as anti-terrorism has gained priority. But there's plenty for her to do: there are more spies operating in London in the 21st century than there were during the height of East-West hostilities.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • illegal action

    • By Michelle on 06-14-17

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 4

    • Dead Line

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is summoned to a meeting with her boss Charles Wetherby, head of the Service's Counter-Espionage Branch. His counterpart over at MI6 has received alarming intelligence from a high-placed Syrian source. The future of the whole of the Middle East is at stake and the deadline for action is drawing ever closer...

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 5

    • Present Danger

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    MI5 officer Liz Carlyle is posted to Northern Ireland. From the moment she lands in Belfast, danger follows. She soon discovers that the peace process in the province is precarious. Then a source reports strange goings-on at a house on the Irish Sea owned by the Fraternity, an organisation Liz suspects of being a front for renegade former IRA men. Its head is Seamus Piggott, an Irish-American with a gun-running past.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing read from retired head of MI5

    • By Jane on 07-17-12

    Regular price: $20.65

  • Book 6

    • Rip Tide

    • A Liz Carlyle Novel
    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When pirates attack a cargo ship off the Somalian coast and one of them is found to be a British-born Pakistani, MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is brought in to establish how and why a young British Muslim could go missing from his family in Birmingham and end up on board a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean, armed with a Kalashnikov. After an undercover operative connected to the case turns up dead in a shipping office in Athens it looks like piracy may be the least of the Service’s problems...

    Regular price: $49.57

  • Book 7

    • The Geneva Trap

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Geneva, 2012. When a Russian intelligence officer approaches MI5 with vital information about the imminent cyber-sabotage of an Anglo-American Defence programme, he refuses to talk to anyone but Liz Carlyle. But who is he, and what is his connection to the British agent? At a tracking station in Nevada, US Navy officers watch in horror as one of their unmanned drones plummets out of the sky. Is this a Russian plot to disable the West’s defences? Or is the threat coming from elsewhere?

    Regular price: $33.68

  • Book 8

    • Close Call

    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In 2012, in a Middle Eastern souk, CIA agent Miles Brookhaven was attacked. He was infiltrating rebel groups in the area and no one was certain if his cover had been blown or if the act was just an arbitrary attack. Now, Liz Carlyle and her Counter Terrorism unit in MI5 have been charged with the task of watching the international under-the-counter arms trade and British Intelligence forces have become increasingly concerned that extremist Al-Qaeda jihadis are building their power base ready to launch another attack.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Absorbing

    • By Jean on 02-09-15

    Regular price: $35.52

  • Book 9

    • Breaking Cover

    • Liz Carlyle, Book 9
    • By: Stella Rimington
    • Narrated by: Julia Barrie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Following a gruelling operation in Paris, Liz Carlyle’s bosses post her to MI5’s counter-espionage desk, but they haven’t counted on the fallout from Putin’s incursions into the Ukraine. Liz needs to track down a Russian spy who has entered the UK before he completes his fatal mission. Meanwhile, the intelligence services are in the spotlight. In response to the debate raging around privacy and security, they hire Jasminder Kapoor, a controversial civil rights lawyer, to explain the issues to the public.

    Regular price: $37.41