By Stella Rimington

In this fast moving novel from the previous director of MI5, a British-born Pakistani is came across between a gang of pirates attacking a shipment send off the Somalian coast, surroundings agent Liz Carlyle on a case that would get to the bottom of throughout continents and ideological obstacles, and eventually deliver higher, extra explosive trouble-far toward home.

A riveting tale choked with treachery, Rip Tide is additionally a reminder that terror can lurk within the unlikeliest locations. released in paperback to coincide with Rimington's most recent novel, this can be a correct, insightful tale with a different viewpoint on a crucially vital issue.

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Classical statues loomed to correct and left of her. within, a green-suited, brass-buttoned porter checked out Liz with well mannered enquiry. After a moment’s hesitation, she requested for Geoffrey Fane. The porter nodded and indicated a well-recognized determine emerging from a leather-based bench to greet her. someplace in a room to the fitting there has been a deep masculine hum of dialog – a few form of a bar possibly. yet to Liz’s aid Fane pointed an extended finger within the other way and acknowledged, ‘Shall we cross instantly in? ’ ‘Please,’ she stated. Lunch will be lengthy adequate spent in his corporation with no losing extra time on a drink previously. She Fane’s tall lean determine, shrewdpermanent in a gloomy pin-stripe swimsuit, into the just about empty eating room; most folk have been obviously nonetheless within the bar. the top waiter seated them at a small, hugely polished darkwood desk, beside one of many large floor-to-ceiling home windows, searching over a balustrade directly to a backyard. The room appeared huge, immense and oddly naked. No photographs held on its excessive cream-coloured partitions and the one ornament got here from the massive pendant ceiling lighting. Liz acknowledged, ‘I didn’t be aware of this was once one in every of your golf equipment. ’ Fane regarded flattered. ‘I’ve purely simply develop into a member,’ he stated, with a hint of delight. ‘You’re one in all my first visitors. ’ She watched as he wrote down their selection of nutrients with a pencil on a bit pad and passed it to the waitress. She’d obvious this regimen earlier than while she’d lunched together with her mom and her good friend Edward at his army membership extra alongside Pall Mall. It had struck her as bizarre then; a few kind of hangover from the earlier, she intended. ‘Well, Elizabeth,’ acknowledged Fane, leaning again very easily, ‘how is going it? have you ever controlled to determine whatever extra approximately this Khan chap? ’ ‘A bit. I went to Birmingham and observed his mom and dad. They appeared astonished to benefit the place their son have been. the daddy was once a conventional head of the loved ones. He didn’t permit his spouse get a observe in, and he definitely didn’t approve of woman authority figures – specifically me. in the beginning he claimed that the final time they’d heard from Amir, he was once in Pakistan. yet then one in every of Amir’s sisters confirmed up: sooner than he may well cease her, she acknowledged they’d had a postcard from Amir lately – from Athens. ’ ‘Athens? ’ Fane’s fork stopped in mid-air on its option to his mouth. ‘What in the world used to be he doing there? ’ there has been a studied nonchalance to his tone. ‘I hoped you are capable of inform me that, Geoffrey. ’ ‘Me? ’ Fane’s eyes opened large in a convey of innocence. ‘Yes. I assemble you’ve simply misplaced an agent there. ’ He positioned down his knife and fork. ‘You appear to listen the Service’s information virtually prior to I do. ’ ‘When it matters my company, I do,’ Liz stated crisply. ‘I assemble the agent was once operating in UCSO. i am hoping you’re not likely to inform me it had not anything to do with the Amir Khan research. ’ ‘Of direction now not, Elizabeth. i used to be going to inform you this week in reality, simply information of this dying . . . ’ He faltered expertly. ‘It fairly knocked me for 6. ’ ‘I don’t be aware of why you didn’t inform me sooner than you place her in.

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