From the book jacket:
A smart, tautly drawn, and suspenseful thriller from first to last.
It's believed that an "invisible" has entered the UK - an invisible being a terrorist who's an ethnic native of the target country and who can therefore cross its borders unchecked, move around the country unquestioned, and go unnoticed while setting up the foundation for monstrous harm.
Intelligence officer Liz Carlyle has had to prove herself in countless ways as she's come up through the ranks of the traditionally all-male world of Britain's Security Service, MI5. But this announcement marks the start of an operation that will test all her hard-won knowledge and experience and her intelligence and courage as nothing has before. Can she track down the terrorist in time to avert a disaster?
The book jacket blurb (abbreviated...
Beyond the Book
According to a BBC
Interview with Rimington, there is no exact equivalent to MI5 in
the USA - the nearest equivalent is what used to be called the Foreign
Counter Intelligence arm of the FBI. She goes on to say that "MI5 is a civilian
intelligence service with no powers of arrest or any other police powers, but a
lot of investigative powers. For example, tbey have the power to intercept
communications, follow people around, and search houses and cars. Its job is to help
to protect the country against serious threats to our national security by
generating intelligence, assessing it and taking action on it to prevent the
Rimington's autobiography, Open Secret
, was published in 2001 and a new