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At Risk

Stella Rimington

An announcement is made at a meeting of the British Intelligence Joint Counter-Terrorist group: "The opposition may be about to deploy an invisible." An "invisible" is CIA-speak for the ultimate intelligence nightmare: a terrorist who is 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. Having analyzed information from her agents, she realizes that there is indeed an imminent terrorist threat. She may even have the invisible's point of entry. But what she cannot draw out of all the "chatter" is the invisible's identity and intended target. With each passing hour, the danger increases. As the desperate hunt continues, it becomes clear that Liz's intuitive skills, her ability to get deep inside her enemy's head, are her best hope for tracking down the terrorist. But will that be enough? And can she succeed in time to avert a disaster? Drawing from her experience as the first woman director general of MI5, Stella Rimington gives us a story that is smart, tautly drawn, and suspenseful from first to last. At Risk is a stunning debut novel that plunges us headlong into today's shadowy and fever-pitched battle between terrorism and Intelligence. From the Hardcover edition.

An announcement is made at a meeting of the British Intelligence Joint Counter-Terrorist group: "The opposition may be about to deploy an invisible." An "invisible" is CIA-speak for the ultimate intelligence nightmare: a terrorist who is 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. Having analyzed information from her agents, she realizes that there is indeed an imminent terrorist threat. She may even have the invisible's point of entry. But what she cannot draw out of all the "chatter" is the invisible's identity and intended target. With each passing hour, the danger increases. As the desperate hunt continues, it becomes clear that Liz's intuitive skills, her ability to get deep inside her enemy's head, are her best hope for tracking down the terrorist. But will that be enough? And can she succeed in time to avert a disaster? Drawing from her experience as the first woman director general of MI5, Stella Rimington gives us a story that is smart, tautly drawn, and suspenseful from first to last. At Risk is a stunning debut novel that plunges us headlong into today's shadowy and fever-pitched battle between terrorism and Intelligence. From the Hardcover edition.
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An announcement is made at a meeting of the British Intelligence Joint Counter-Terrorist group: "The opposition may be about to deploy an invisible." An "invisible" is CIA-speak for the ultimate intelligence nightmare: a terrorist who is 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. Having analyzed information from her agents, she realizes that there is indeed an imminent terrorist threat. She may even have the invisible's point of entry. But what she cannot draw out of all the "chatter" is the invisible's identity and intended target. With each passing hour, the danger increases. As the desperate hunt continues, it becomes clear that Liz's intuitive skills, her ability to get deep inside her enemy's head, are her best hope for tracking down the terrorist. But will that be enough? And can she succeed in time to avert a disaster? Drawing from her experience as the first woman director general of MI5, Stella Rimington gives us a story that is smart, tautly drawn, and suspenseful from first to last. At Risk is a stunning debut novel that plunges us headlong into today's shadowy and fever-pitched battle between terrorism and Intelligence. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

5h 2m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:11


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:41