Stella Rimington meets State of Play in this smart political thriller for a new generation of Le Carre fans.
Maire Anne McCartney is recruited for a one-off IRA mission as a honey trap. She is told there will be no violence. But she has been lied to.
To save herself, eighteen-year-old Maire must flee across the border alone, and start a
Present day, London.
Human rights lawyer Anne-Marie Gallagher is appointed Minister of State for Security and Immigration.
At the same time, the police in Belfast receive an anonymous tip-off. The password is verified from the Troubles - and the co-ordinates lead DCI Jon Carne to a field. And a body.
The new Minister receives a message and realises that the new life she has crafted is at risk of being uncovered.
And when Carne's investigation brings Anne- Marie to his attention, she must decide where her allegiances lie...
Simon Berthon has spent much of his working life delving into the secrets of state. He is an award winning and highly acclaimed investigative film-maker whose scoops include a number of stories set in Ireland.