Breaking Cover

Title:                      Breaking Cover

Author:                  Stella Rimington

Rimington, Stella (2016). Breaking Cover. New York: Bloomsbury

OCLC:    918283737

PR 6118 I44 B74 2016


Date Posted:      November 4, 2016

Reviewed in The Intelligencer[1]

A new Cold War is coming, and Liz Carlyle is about to find herself on very thin ice. Still reeling from the loss of the man she loved in a botched antiterrorist operation in Paris, Carlyle has been posted to MI5’s counter-espionage desk, where her bosses hope the relative .quiet might give her the chance to find her feet again. But they hadn’t counted on the aftershocks of Russia’s incursions into the Crimea and President Putin’s determination to silence those who would oppose him, wherever they may be living in the world. So it is not long before Liz finds herself on the hunt for a Russian spy on British soil—a spy whose intentions are unknown, and whose presence is a threat not only to Russian dissidents living in England but to the security of the nation itself.


[1] The Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies (22, 2, Spring 2016, p. 141). Hayden Peake is the Curator of the CIA’s Historical Intelligence Collection. He has served in the Directorate of Science and Technology and the Directorate of Operations. Most of these reviews appeared in recent unclassified editions of CIA’s Studies in Intelligence, Other reviews and articles may be found online at