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mobi ↠ doc Secret Service 9780593080429 ☆ hannahredhead ↠ To those who don't really know her Kate Henderson's life must seem perfectly ordinary But she is in fact a senior MI6 officer who right now is nursing the political euivalent of a nuclear bomb Kate's most recent mission has yielded the startling intellMission has yielded the startling intelligence that the British Prime Minister has cancer and that one of the leading candidates to replace him may be a Russian agent of influenceUp against the clock to uncover Enjoyable and nicely paced thriller that pits Kate Henderson of Britain's MI6 against Russian spy services in a battle to discover if a potential prime ministerial candidate could be influenced or even worse in the Russians' pocketsThe story moves between London the home counties Russia Greece and Finland and sees Kate and her team work to gather intelligence and understand what is going on and why Alongside this is a threat that there is an agent within SIS MI6 who is helping the Russians know what is going on and how to reactIs it all a ruse to create disagreement and uncertainty in British politics or is it with people in high office exposed or sympathetic to Russia?Why three stars? I enjoyed the story and the characters but the ending was a little weak and slightly predictable That said a good fun story that kept me reading

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The Russian mole Kate risks everything to get to the truth But with her reputation to uphold her family hanging by a thread and a leadership election looming she is uickly running out of options and out of time A spy thriller where everyone is a suspect and you’re not sure whom to trust – there were times I even uestioned the main character But in addition to being a spy thriller this is also a story where secret service agent must juggle the demands of both work and homeThoughtsSecret Service is a rather timely spy thrillerpolitical intrigue story that puts Russia’s desire for influence in other country’s political elections front and center Set in the UK Kate Henderson and her team are listening to a conversation when they learn that not only is the current minister resigning soon but that Russia has a very good foothold into who the next prime minister will be If that wasn’t enough the team also learns there is a mole amongst the British ranks code named Viper that can assist Russia and help ensure their candidate’s successThe story itself revolves around MI 6 operations as they try to ascertain who all the players are that were discussed in the overheard Russian conversation but unfortunately knowing that there is a mole leads them to a lot of frustrating moments since no one is sure who it is and whom they can trust But while there is a spy whose identify must be ascertained Kate also has a home life that involves two teenagers a mother with Alzheimer’s and two family members – her husband and her aunt – who are also employed by the government Kate is trying to figure out how to balance home life with the overtime work being reuired of her as well as short notice trips abroadOverall I enjoyed the story It didn’t immediately draw me in when I first started reading especially since Kate was pushing a girl really really hard to plant a bug for them The girl was scared – really scared – but Kate continued to push Instead I became rather captivated once the British Secret Service began listening to the Russian conversations The dialogue between the Russians and the immediate take by the British on what Russians may be referring to made for a very interesting read as it went back and forth Plus I rather enjoyed the other spy related moments not to mention deaths of characters I liked that kept my interest However as the course of the story played on some of the drama in the home life started to wear on me at times But all in all the plot progresses nicely and is evenly paced through out the entire storyRating 4 starsThanks to Netgalley and Grove Atlantic for the advanced ready copy and opportunity to provide an honest review

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Secret ServiceTo those who don't really know her Kate Henderson's life must seem perfectly ordinary But she is in fact a senior MI6 officer who right now is nursing the political euivalent of a nuclear bomb Kate's most recent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Author Tom Bradby is a highly respected British journalist screenwriter and anchorman on ITV news here in the UK It’s a long time since his last novel but boy was ‘Secret Service’ worth waiting forKate Henderson is a senior intelligence officer based at the London headuarters of the Special Intelligence Service otherwise known as MI6 When the Prime Minister suddenly announces his resignation due to ill health Kate believes she has discovered a plot to infiltrate British politics and place a Prime Minister with pro Putin leanings right at the heart of British Government The secret agent trying to bring about this major coup is codenamed ‘Viper ‘Kate’s boss Ian Granger is sceptical about what she’s discovered he’s not a fan of hers and he prefers to see it as ‘her paranoia’ but Head of MI6 Sir Alan Brabazon also known as C decides to allow Kate to follow up on her suspicions and gather evidence and that doesn’t go down well with Granger The problem though is whether the intel she’s receiving is actually genuine or is it just another game of cat and mouse and interference in the democratic process that the Russians appear to enjoy so much Besides this huge responsibility in MI6 and the evident dangers that it carries Kate also has to juggle her family life and that helps give the novel extra depth there’s her Civil Servant husband Stuart her estranged mother Lucy now in a care home with dementia and fractious teenagers Fiona and GusI won’t go into detail with this one as it’s a pretty complex storyline but this is a geopolitical thriller at its best It’s fast paced exciting filled with unbearable tension and red herrings are used to maximum effect keeping the reader guessing right up to the last page and just to add to the intrigue the aptly named Russian agent ‘Viper’ most definitely has a killer bite the venom spreading far and wide Highly recommended Thank you to Netgalley and Random House UK Transworld Publishers for my ARC for which I have given an honest unbiased review in exchange