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Dead Line by Stella Rimington

Dead Line (2008)

by Stella Rimington

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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 |
a bit contrived ( )
  magentaflake | Jan 7, 2013 |
От производителя

Возможно, встречаются еще менеджеры, которые пола​гают, что управление - это собрания, программы обу​чения и повышения качества продукции и разнообразн​ые отчеты. Однако в наше время стало очевидным, чт​о управление проектами - это прежде всего работа с​
Как выбрать из множества кандидатов нужного вам ч​еловека? Каково оптимальное число людей в команде ​на разных этапах проекта? Как можно оптимизировать​ работу, если перед вами поставлены жесткие сроки?​ Как определять и решать конфликты? Как уволить че​ловека, не обидев его? Какими качествами должен об​ладать хороший руководитель? ​
Обо всем этом вы узнаете из данной книги, которая​ к тому же представляет собой не сухой научный тру​д, а... увлекательный приключенческий роман! ​

Книга адресована менеджерам по управлению проекта​ми в области информационных технологий.​
  fedoriv.com | Sep 19, 2012 |
This is the third (and worst) Liz Carlyle novel I've read. As such, I was expecting the cardboard characters and the author's close identification with her protagonist. Liz Carlyle is clearly perfect - or perhaps she is how the author would see herself in an ideal world, complete with a hero (heroine?) worshipping acolyte, an idealised boss and a load of untrustworthy and self-seeking colleagues.

I was, however, taken aback this time by the apology for a plot and the complete lack of consistency and motivation with extraneous and contradictory plot lines and loose ends never tied up. The following questions might constitute spoilers, so stop here if that worries you:
1. Having met the villain, why does Liz not recognise him in the garden?
2. Why on earth does he try to run her over with a car?
3. How can he be sitting next to himself at the cricket?
4. Why does he disappear at the airport when there is no need to and it jeopardises his entire plan?

By the way, the plot is so convoluted and obscure that I could have got the wrong end of the stick regarding any or all of the above and my wife threw the book away in disgust so that I can't check unless I waste money on a new copy.

Perhaps the most worrying aspect of this whole book is the fact that it purports to have been written by the ex head of MI5. If this is the intellectual level of the secret service, no wonder they seem to stumble from catastrophe to disaster. We should be afraid for the future of civilisation. Very afraid. ( )
  Philogos | Feb 7, 2012 |
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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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