Review Rimington tells her story with the crisp authority one would expect of James Bond’s M . . . The story careens along energetically, giving us lots of juicy insider-seeming details along the way. - New York Times Book Review Now that Vladimir Putin is flexing his muscles in the international arena, Rimington, who always has a sharp eye for contemporary headlines, provides another dose of Cold War tension for MI5 and MI6 . . . [Breaking Cover is] perhaps the most vividly plotted of Rimington's recent spy thrillers. - Kirkus Compelling . . . Rimington, who spent decades at MI5, does a fine job of depicting the up-to-the-minute tradecraft. - Publishers Weekly She bids to join the ranks of such secret-agent authors as Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene and John le Carré - The Wall Street Journal For a pacy page-turner, she's a safe bet . . . Rimington is particularly strong in her accounts of procedure, unsurprisingly, given her past role as Head of MI5 - The Independent A wealth of persuasive detail, obviously drawn from first-hand experience - Marie Claire This is something rare: the spy novel that prizes authenticity over fabrication that is true to the character and spirit of intelligence work - Mail on Sunday Faster than Le Carré, she creates the same sense of real characters struggling with real problems - John Sandford Liz Carlyle is an MI5 agent with the traditional thriller-heroine mix of dysfunctional personal life and steely ambition - Daily Telegraph Read more About the Author Dame Stella Rimington joined the Security Service (MI5) in 1968. During her career she worked in all the main fields of the Service: counter-subversion, counter-espionage, and counter-terrorism. She was appointed Director General in 1992, the first woman to hold the post. She has written her autobiography, Open Secret, and nine Liz Carlyle novels, including Close Call and The Geneva Trap. She lives in London and Norfolk. Read more