Book Discussion on Illegal Action
Stella Rimington, the head of Britain’s Security Service (commonly known as MI5) from 1992 to 1996, talks about her latest spy novel… read more
Stella Rimington, the head of Britain’s Security Service (commonly known as MI5) from 1992 to 1996, talks about her latest spy novel (Illegal Action), her experiences at MI5, and the state of intelligence gathering today. Ms. Rimington responded to questions from the audience following her remarks.
Stella Rimington joined MI5 in 1965 and became director of the counter-subversion, counter-espionage, and counter-terrorism branches before being appointed director-general of the whole organization in 1992. She is the author of Open Secret, her memoir, and the novels At Risk and Secret Asset. close
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