In the #1 New York Times bestseller Moscow Rules, Gabriel Allon brought down the most dangerous man in the world. But he made one mistake. Leaving him alive?
Gabriel Allon #10
On Sale: July 21, 2009
Featuring: Ivan Kharkov; Gabriel Allon
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Over the course of a brilliant career, Daniel Silva has
established himself as the â€śgold standardâ€ť of thriller
writers (Dallas Morning News), a â€śmaster writer of
and intrigueâ€ť (The Cincinnati Enquirer), and the
â€śsome of the most exciting spy fiction since Ian Fleming put
down his martini and invented James Bondâ€ť (Rocky Mountain
News). Now Silva takes that fictionâ€”and his hero, the
enigmatic art restorer and assassin Gabriel Allonâ€”to a whole
new level, delivering a riveting tale of vengeance that
entertains as well as enlightens.
Six months after the dramatic conclusion of Moscow Rules,
Gabriel has returned to the tan hills of Umbria to resume
his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, and restore a
seventeenth-century altarpiece for the Vatican. But his
idyllic world is once again thrown into turmoil with
shocking news from London. The defector and former Russian
intelligence officer Grigori Bulganov, who saved Gabrielâ€™s
life in Moscow, has vanished without a trace. British
intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, but
Gabriel knows better. He also knows he made a promise.
"Do you know what we do with traitors, Gabriel? Many things
have changed in Russia since the fall of Communism. But the
punishment for betrayal remains the same. Promise me one
thing, Gabriel. Promise me I wonâ€™t end up in an unmarked
In the days to come, Gabriel and his team of operatives will
find themselves in a deadly duel of nerve and wits with one
of the worldâ€™s most ruthless men: the murderous Russian
oligarch and arms dealer Ivan Kharkov. It will take him from
a quiet mews in London, to the shores of Lake Como, to the
glittering streets of Geneva and Zurich, and, finally, to a
heart-stopping climax in the snowbound birch forests of
Russia. Faced with the prospect of losing the one thing he
holds most dear, Gabriel will be tested in ways he never
imagined possible. And his life will never be the same.
Filled with breathtaking turns of plot and sophisticated
prose, and populated by a remarkable cast of characters, The
Defector is more than the most explosive thriller of the
year. It is a searing tale of love, vengeance and courage
created by the writer whom the critics call â€śthe perfect
guide to the dangerous forces shaping our worldâ€ť (Orlando
Sentinel). And it is Daniel Silvaâ€™s finest novel yet.
Today - July 21, 2009
1 comment posted.
Re: The Defector
This is one of my favorite genres to read, sounds good!
(Teresa Warner 1:15pm July 29, 2009)
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