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Illegal Action

(2007)
(The third book in the Liz Carlyle series)
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Liz Carlyle has been transferred to Counter-Espionage, along with her research sidekick Peggy Kingsolving. Once the hub of MI5 operations, the department has been reduced in size since the end of the Cold War, and priority within the service is on counter-terrorism. Yet there is plenty for Liz to do. In fact, there are more spies operating in London today than during the height of East-West hostilities. This includes Russian spies, who continue to operate in number. What's changed is their targets - now they spy on the international financial community that has made London its base in the last twenty years, as well as on the wealthy influential Russian 'oligarchs', many of whom have also come to London to live. Liz learns of a Russian government plot to 'silence' one of these oligarchs, Nikita Brunovsky, who is an increasingly vocal opponent of the Putin regime. How he is to be kept quiet is unclear, but since the Foreign Office dread any kind of incident, Liz is assigned to keep it from happening. Almost simultaneously, Liz and Peggy also learn of the presence of an Illegal Support officer in London, one Vladimir Rykov, who is putatively attached to the Russian embassy. An Illegal is someone who operates (often for many years) under a completely fabricated identity - and Rykov, it seem, has been sent to London to help an Illegal now based there. To protect Brunovsky from his Kremlin foes, Liz goes undercover and joins the oligarch's retinue. As she tries to determine who around the Russian might be willing to betray him, she has to consider too whether this traitor may not also be the Illegal she and Peggy are seeking.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

December 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Illegal Action (Thorndike Thrillers)
Author(s): Stella Rimington
ISBN: 1-4104-1165-6 / 978-1-4104-1165-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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July 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Illegal Action
Author(s): Stella Rimington
ISBN: 0-307-26885-3 / 978-0-307-26885-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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August 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Illegal Action: (Liz Carlyle 3)
Author(s): Stella Rimington
ISBN: 0-09-179722-5 / 978-0-09-179722-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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1900 : UK Hardback
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Title: Illegal Action LARGE PRINT
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ISBN: 1-4056-1916-3 / 978-1-4056-1916-5 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Illegal Action (Agent Liz Carlyle Series)
Author(s): Stella Rimington
ISBN: 0-307-38906-5 / 978-0-307-38906-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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October 2008 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Illegal Action: (Liz Carlyle 3)
Author(s): Stella Rimington
ISBN: 0-09-950213-5 / 978-0-09-950213-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Illegal Action
Author(s): Rimington Stella
ISBN: 0-09-179727-6 / 978-0-09-179727-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Audio Editions

September 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Illegal Action
Author(s): Stella Rimington
Publisher: Books on Tape
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September 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Illegal Action
Author(s): Stella Rimington
Publisher: Books on Tape
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July 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Illegal Action
Author(s): Stella Remington
ISBN: 1-4159-5521-2 / 978-1-4159-5521-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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August 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Illegal Action: (Liz Carlyle 3)
Author(s): Stella Rimington
ISBN: 1-84657-089-1 / 978-1-84657-089-6 (UK edition)
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July 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Illegal Action
Author(s): Stella Rimington
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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July 2007 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Illegal Action
Author(s): Stella Rimington
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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July 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Illegal Action
Author(s): Stella Rimington
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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July 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Illegal Action
Author(s): Stella Rimington
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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2007 : Audio Cassette

Title: Illegal Action
Author(s): Stella Rimington
ISBN: 5207411187 / 978-5207411187
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Illegal Action: (Liz Carlyle 3)
Author(s): Stella Rimington
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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July 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Illegal Action (Liz Carlyle Novels Book 3)
Author(s): Stella Rimington
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon