The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon thriller from one of the world's finest writers of international intrigue and espionage. The violent death of a journalist leads agent turned art-restorer, Gabriel Allon, to Russia. Here he finds that in terms of spycraft, the stakes are the highest they've ever been. He's playing by Moscow Rules now. It is not ...
The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon thriller from one of the world's finest writers of international intrigue and espionage. The violent death of a journalist leads agent turned art-restorer, Gabriel Allon, to Russia. Here he finds that in terms of spycraft, the stakes are the highest they've ever been. He's playing by Moscow Rules now. It is not the grim Moscow of Soviet times, but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and bulletproof Bentleys.A Moscow where a new generation of Stalinists is plotting to reclaim an empire lost and to challenge the global dominance of the old enemy, the United States. One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel who built a global investment empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Hidden within that empire is a lucrative and deadly business. Kharkov is an arms dealer - and he is about to deliver Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda. Unless Allon can learn the time and place of the delivery, the world will see the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11 - and the clock is ticking fast. Filled with rich prose and breathtaking turns of plot, "Moscow Rules" is at once superior entertainment and a searing cautionary tale about the new threats rising to the East - and Silva's finest novel yet.
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Shipping a little high. Excellent book. Daniel Silva has become my favorite author.
May 21, 2009
It's hard to beat Daniel Silva . . . but
I love all of Daniel Silva's books, especially the Gabriel Allon series. This was not my favorite as I feel a formula forming - no surprises. What I did 'enjoy' was the look at the inside of a Russia that has concerned me for some time. I always feel Silva knows more than he is able to tell, or that he is telling it and hiding it in fiction form. I look forward to his next venture. Maybe it's time for Silva to put Allon aside for a time, let him rest, while Silva tests new waters.
Feb 13, 2009
Once again Daniel Silva takes you to the edge of your seat with another adventure of Gabriel Allon. The book begins in Umbria, Italy where the great paint restorer is working for the Pope and spending time with his new wife on their honeymoon. It isn't long before he gets caught up in the intrigue and espionage of Russian plots and gun trafficing. You will travel all over Europe with this master spy and his colleagues.
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