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At Risk

by Stella Rimington

At Risk
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2005, 384 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2006, 448 pages

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Debut Thriller, by the former Director General of Britain's MI5

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?

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