Illegal Action
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    Nov-2008 (Paperback)
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Liz has been transferred to counter-espionage--the hub of MI5 operations during the Cold War, which has been scaled back as anti-terrorism has gained priority. But there's plenty for her to do: there are more spies operating in London in the twenty-first century than there were during the height of East-West hostilities. Even the Russians still have a large contingent, although now they spy on the international financial community and on the wealthy ex-pat oligarchs who make England their domain.

In her new assignment, Liz quickly uncovers a plot to silence one of these Russians: Nikita Brunovsky, an increasingly vocal opponent of Vladimir Putin. The Foreign Office is adamant about forestalling a crime that could become a full-blown international incident, but there's not a single clue as to how the assassination will be carried out--and Liz is solely responsible for averting disaster. So she goes undercover, attaching herself to Brunovsky's retinue: racing against the clock to determine who betrayed him and suddenly facing a wholly unexpected second task--unmasking a Russian operative working undercover alongside her.

Dame Stella has once again distilled her experience as the first woman Director General of MI5 into a spy novel of arresting psychological complexity and unflagging suspense.




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    • First Edition
    • Sep-2007
    • Random House (UK)
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0091797276
    • ISBN13: 9780091797270
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    • Dec-2008
    • Arrow (UK)
    • Mass Market Paperback
    • ISBN: 0099502135
    • ISBN13: 9780099502135
    •  
    • Jun-2009
    • Vintage
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0307389065
    • ISBN13: 9780307389060
    • First Edition
    • Sep-2007
    • Random House (UK)
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0091797225
    • ISBN13: 9780091797225
    •  
    • Jul-2008
    • Knopf
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0307268853
    • ISBN13: 9780307268853
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    • Jul-2008
    • Knopf
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0307269523
    • ISBN13: 9780307269522
    •  
    • Jul-2008
    • William Heinemann (UK)
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 1448150000
    • ISBN13: 9781448150007
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    • Jul-2007
    • Random House AudioBooks
    • Audible
    •  
    • Sep-2007
    • Random House
    • Audio CD
    • ISBN: 1846570891
    • ISBN13: 9781846570896
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    • Jul-2008
    • Books on Tape
    • Audio CD
    • ISBN: 1415955212
    • ISBN13: 9781415955215
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    • Dec-2008
    • Thorndike Press
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1410411656
    • ISBN13: 9781410411655
    • Large Print

 


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