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Dead Line by Stella Rimington

Dead Line (2008)

by Stella Rimington

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#4 in the series and this time Liz is trying to prevent a Middle East peace conference to be held at Gleneagles from being derailed. Lots of double dealing involving Mossad, Syria, the CIA etc and it all got a bit convoluted. The conversation at the end between Liz and her CIA counterpart, where they methodically explain the loose ends to each other was a bit clunky, but perhaps necessary. The Gleneagles setting was well described.

The "love triangle" between Charles, Joanne and Liz seems finally to be reaching some sort of resolution, which pleases me as only Joanne comes out of it with any credit as far as I am concerned. It puzzles me why Liz is so irresistible to the men who have authority over her at work and why she seems to be seeking a father figure. It's distracting and makes me like her less. ( )
  pgchuis | May 26, 2016 |
Started December 9th, 2013.
Not in the mood for the other book [b:Closed Hearts|14897141|Closed Hearts (Mindjack Trilogy, #2)|Susan Kaye Quinn|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1338923558s/14897141.jpg|18129785] I just started.
And finished. Better than her last one, no slow middle part.
Complex and given the political situation with Israel and Syria, as real as when it was written (aka nothing much has changed).
Recommended. ( )
  Ingo.Lembcke | Oct 27, 2015 |
Complex and tightly interwoven story lines; and - given the political situation with Israel and Syria - as real now, as when it was written.

Ms Rimington shows her deep understanding of human motives and how people carry emotional baggage with them into their professional lives.

This was a very enjoyable and easy to read. A good insight into the world of espionage from a very creditable source. ( )
  Jawin | Dec 28, 2014 |
Another great Liz Carlyle Novel. I'm off to the library to get the next one in the series! Definitely recommend for any fan of thrillers. ( )
  cazfrancis | Nov 15, 2013 |
I was drawn to this book by the blurb, it sounded like the basis for an exciting spy thriller. Sadly, whilst this book has the elements of an exciting spy thriller, it is far from such.

The narrative it at times rather dry and the plot isn't unique in terms of the method of getting to the climax, it's merely a rehash of the methods of a hundred other spy movies & books implemented in a way that makes you feel drowsy.

It's set in Britain so predictably there is no gun play, but there's also not much in the way of actual spying either just some dull scenes of meeting on a cliff top, a car toppling over a cliff and a bland description of someone being hit by a car. Clichéd British phrases such as 'jolly dangerous time' also didn't aid the narrative.

If I were to describe this book in two words: resoundingly average, in one word: dull. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Learning of a plot to attack a major peace conference in Scotland, MI5 officer Liz Carlyle follows a series of elusive clues only to realize that the threat is much greater than anticipated and has a potential to permanently destabilize the Middle East.… (more)

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