Close Call

Close Call

Book - 2014
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While investigating an arms deal in Yemen, Liz Carlyle and her counter-espionage team discover that the weapons being sold during the Arab Spring have originated in the UK.
Publisher: New York, New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2014
Edition: First U.S. Edition
ISBN: 9781620406168
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 25 cm


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Aug 12, 2017

This is the 3rd Stella Rimington novel that I have read - having missed the 1st five she wrote before I even knew she existed. I am now way down the path of being a huge Rimington fan. As I noted in earlier reviews of 2 other books of hers, I appreciate an interesting spy novel full of the nuts and bolts of how an operation runs, without being overly long or detailed in the telling. I also enjoy her novels because they lack the James Bond-like hijinks that too often appear in this genre in their telling. Now I like those too, for entertainment. Reading Rimington is just great storytelling and well developed characters without enormous leaps of faith or jumping over tall buildings in a single bound. Each of the three I have read have a different underlying theme. This one is about the intersection of gun-running and acts of terrorism. I have one more already published book of hers to read, her most recent, and hope by the time I get around to that one, she will already have another out. Great writer and CLOSE CALL is a great read. Enjoy.

Dec 26, 2016

Word reaches Liz Carlyle at MI-5 about arms shipments that may be coming into the UK for use by jihadists in a terror attack. Another page-turner!

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