The Devil’s Bargain: The new spy thriller from the former head of MI5 by Stella Rimington


One lie put the nation at risk. Another might save it.
‘I wanted more’ DAVID GILMAN

Harry Bristow- policeman, father, chauffeur, fraud.

In 1988 Harry made one mistake- he took a bribe, letting a man he knew as Igor into Britain and he’s regretted it ever since. So when he recognises Igor many years later as his newly-elected MP, he knows he has to come clean. But the MP recognises him too and Harry fears what he might do next.

Peter Robinson, MP- salesman, politician, bachelor, spy.
It was easy to get into Britain in 1988 as an illegal, working deep undercover, but the break-up of the Soviet Union cut Robinson off from his homeland. He’s inching closer to Britain’s levers of power but now the one man who knows his secret has reappeared. With no way to contact Moscow, he must act fast to preserve his position and reap its rewards at any cost.

Manon Tyler, CIA analyst, has just boarded a plane to London with a report on Russian illegals to read.
‘The Devil’s Bargain races along at breakneck speed. Packed with insider information, this is not one to miss’ M. W. CRAVEN


‘Damn good’ Daily Telegraph

‘A must-read for fans of contemporary spy fiction’ Publishers Weekly

‘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