Books by Stella Rimington

Stella Rimington joined the Security Service (MI5) in 1965 and during her career she worked in all the main fields of the Service's responsibilities - counter-subversion, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism - and became successively Director of all th


THE GENEVA TRAP by Stella Rimington
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Considering the magnitude of the threat and the echoes of From Russia with Love and Diamonds Are Forever (the film, not the book), everything gets wrapped up suspiciously neatly, even though, as Liz sagely remarks, "I wonder if we'll ever know what this was really all about.""
Someone's threatening the security of the U.S. drone program, and according to MI5's best information, it seems to be a combination of—wait for it—the Russians, the North Koreans and the South Koreans. Read full book review >
RIP TIDE by Stella Rimington
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Though the incessantly buzzing threat board may give you more headaches than thrills, the densely imagined counterterrorist culture Rimington creates beneath the tradecraft is as compelling as ever."
A foiled Somali hijacking sets MI5's Liz Carlyle (Dead Line, 2010, etc.) on the winding trail of international terrorists. Read full book review >
DEAD LINE by Stella Rimington
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 2010

"A lumpy tale with a retro baddie and too many subplots, but still a step up from Illegal Action (2008). Maybe Liz, who's certainly earned it, needs some time to herself."
Who's trying to torpedo the latest round of Mideast peace talks? Read full book review >
ILLEGAL ACTION by Stella Rimington
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 2008

"Forget the fate of nations in the shortest, least consequential and least suspenseful of Liz's three adventures to date. It's hard not to share the feelings of her old boss: "To him these people were like characters in a play.""
Just because they lost the Cold War doesn't mean the Russians aren't still capable of minor skullduggery. Read full book review >
SECRET ASSET by Stella Rimington
THRILLERS
Released: June 22, 2007

"The mixture as before: slow to start, but with whiplash control of momentum that raises your pulse a heartbeat at a time until the climax. "
What's worse than the threat of terrorist violence on English soil? The possibility that the brains behind the plot is a mole who's infiltrated MI5. Read full book review >
AT RISK by Stella Rimington
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 13, 2005

"New wine, expertly crafted, in old bottles."
Does the post-9/11 world have room for espionage fiction? First-novelist Rimington, the former Director General of Britain's MI5, certainly thinks so. Read full book review >