Rip Tide

Rip Tide

A Novel

Book - 2011
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Investigating the discovery of a British-born Pakistani among a gang of pirates attacking cargo ships on the Somalian coast, MI5 intelligence officer Liz Carlyle races against time to determine a link between the piracy and the death of an undercover operative in Athens.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, c2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781608194896
Branch Call Number: F RIM
Characteristics: 369 p. ; 25 cm

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USAF1969
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.

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EmilyEm
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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