Rip Tide

Rip Tide

eBook - 2011
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When pirates attack a cargo ship off the Somalian coast and one of them is found to be a British-born Pakistani, alarm bells start ringing at London's Thames House. MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is brought in to establish how and why a young British Muslim could go missing from his well-to-do family in Birmingham and end up on board a pirate skiff in the Indian Ocean, armed with a Kalashnikov. Meanwhile, the owner of the charitable NGO that leased the ship suspects that his fleet is being deliberately targeted. But why would pirates be interested in charitable supplies? And how do they know the exact details of his ships' cargo and routes? When an undercover operative connected to the case turns up dead in Athens it looks like piracy may be the least of the Service's problems. Now Liz, with the help of Peggy Kinsolving, Dave Armstrong, and the rest of her unit, attempts to unravel the connections between Pakistan, Greece and Somalia. She'll have to rely on their wits--and the judicious use of force--to get to the truth. And she doesn't have long, as trouble is brewing closer to home: the kind of explosive trouble that MI5 could do without.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2011.
ISBN: 9781608197378
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jul 21, 2017

I had never seen a Stella Rimington novel until I started to run out of books recently and noticed RIP TIDE on one of the display tables at my local library. Loved the book - great storytelling, plot and chief character (Liz Carlyle) and an absence of one improbable event after another so common today. The latter can be entertaining, of course, but this book had a very probable story with a good grasp of the world of spies - probably because of Rimington's own career. I won't go back an read the 5 previous Liz Carlyle books, but I was happy to see that since this one came out in 2011, there have been three others. I ordered the next in the series and just got an email noting it had arrived and is ready for pickup. Great timing and even better read. Enjoy.

Oct 11, 2016

Liz Carlyle investigates some home-grown terrorists when a young man helping MI-5 is targeted. Then there’s the possible ‘leak’ at the United Charities' Shipping Organization whose ships seem targeted for hijacking.

Good spy tale and continuation of Liz’s personal story with the new Paris love interest.


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