Dead Line (Liz Carlyle, Book 4) by Stella Rimington

By Stella Rimington

MI5 Intelligence Officer Liz Carlyle is summoned to a gathering along with her boss Charles Wetherby, head of the Service's Counter-Espionage department. His counterpart over at MI6 has acquired alarming intelligence from a high-placed Syrian resource. a center East peace convention is deliberate to ensue at Gleneagles in Scotland and several other heads of country will attend. The Syrians have discovered that everyone is mounting an operation to disrupt the peace convention in a fashion designed to be amazing, laying the blame at Syria's door.The resource claims that Syrian Intelligence will act opposed to the pair, most likely through killing them. not anyone understands who they're or what they're planning on doing. Are they operating jointly? who's controlling them? Or is the complete tale a gently laid path of incorrect information? it really is Liz's activity to determine. yet, as she discovers, the risk is much more than she or an individual else may have imagined. the way forward for the entire of the center East is at stake and the convention cut-off date is drawing ever nearer.

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Eight days after the massed overflight, a protest note was delivered to the American ambassador in Moscow. Publicly, however, the Kremlin said nothing; the humiliation would have been too great. Throughout the 1950s the ferrets, like mosquitoes hunting for an exposed patch of skin, buzzed the long Soviet border. They were searching for holes in Russia's vast fence of air-defense radar sites. At the time, the Soviet military had not yet completed work on a nationwide network. Nor was much of the interior protected.

A former Wall Street banker and owner of a French winery, Dillon was filling in for 51 Secretary of State Christian Herter, who was out of the country. But Eisenhower would have none of it. All Khrushchev had was a dead pilot and a stack of scrap metal. As weak and as full of holes as the NASA cover story was, they would stick with it. Allen Dulles agreed. He had given birth to the U-2, nurtured it, and pressed the reluctant president to let it fly deep and often. Now was no time for weakness. Besides, he had long ago given the White House "absolutely categorical" assurances that a U-2 pilot would never survive a crash.

Nasser was a key leader of the Arab world and he controlled a strategic piece of real estate; his friendship was an alluring prize. The price was the Aswan High Dam. Knowing his value and hoping to up the bids, Nasser awkwardly attempted to play one side off the other. Instead, the United States folded its cards and Russia, now without competition, began hedging its bet. Frustrated, Nasser declared martial law along the canal and ordered shipping companies to pay Egypt rather than the Canal Company.

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