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ISBN13: 9780399155017
ISBN10: 0399155015
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Publisher Comments:

The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon novel from the "gold standard" (The Dallas Morning News) of thriller writers.

Over the course of ten previous novels, Daniel Silva has established himself as one of the world's finest writers of international intrigue and espionage — "a worthy successor to such legends as Frederick Forsyth and John le Carre" (Chicago Sun-Times) — and Gabriel Allon as "one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series" (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Now the death of a journalist leads Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn. He's playing by Moscow rules now.

This is not the grim, gray Moscow of Soviet times but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. A Moscow where power resides once more behind the walls of the Kremlin and where critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. A Moscow where a new generation of Stalinists is plotting to reclaim an empire lost and to challenge the global dominance of its 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, however, is a more lucrative and deadly business: Kharkov is an arms dealerand 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 9/11and 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 Eastand Silva's finest novel yet.

Review:

"Short on moral complexity, bestseller Silva's eighth thriller starring Israeli master-spy Gabriel Allon (after The Secret Servant) may remind some readers of an action-packed and suspenseful episode of TV's Mission Impossible. Allon's honeymoon with his second wife comes to an abrupt end on his learning that a Russian arms dealer, Ivan Kharkov, is involved in a weapons shipment to al-Qaeda for use in a major terrorist attack whose details are a mystery to the CIA as well as to British and Israeli intelligence. Since this tip originated with the death merchant's wife, Elena, Allon persuades his superiors and his American allies to authorize a complex plan to use Elena to gain access to Kharkov's secrets. Obvious good guys and bad guys, coupled with a straightforward plot in which Allon and Elena owe their lives to a lucky chance at the climax, make this one of the less satisfying entries in the series. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"One of the highlights of my reading year is any new novel by Daniel Silva....Silva's plot is wonderfully constructed, with plenty of action and suspense....Silva just gets better as the questions get harder." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"Some long-running series get tired; Silva's just improves with each new book. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Standard spy fare, but spiked with truly exciting scenes and spiced with Allon's art expertise." Booklist

Review:

"Daniel Silva brings new life to the international thriller." Newsday

Review:

"This eighth installment in Daniel Silva's bestselling series is a superb and seamless follow-up to The Secret Servan, and the best yet....Silva scares the pants off you even as he entertains." BookReporter.com

Review:

"There is a reason that each successive book featuring Allon sells more than the last. Silva continues to provide some of the most exciting spy fiction since Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond." Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"Moscow Rules matches previous Silva novels with its rapid pace, detailed research and a warning....The warning in this book: The Russian leadership will stop at nothing to regain the country's standing as a superpower." San Antonio Express-News

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Daniel silva has hit the top with his new gabriel allon novel...

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

The death of a journalist leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn if he wants to prevent a former KGB colonel from delivering Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda.

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Daniel Silva's most recent novel is The Secret Servant.

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Linda Pagliuco, June 11, 2009 (view all comments by Linda Pagliuco)
Artist/not-so-secret agent Gabriel Allon is lured from his idyllic Umbria honeymoon by a request for a "small favor" from his mentor/father surrogate, former head of the Mussad. The favor turns out to be lethal. Although the mission that develops is a crucial one, involving covert arms sales and global terrorism, Gabriel has learned to subjugate what his heart tells him in order to do what he deems right. Somehow, Moscow Rules is missing the edge that all previous Allon novels have offered. While there is menace and violence to spare, Gabriel himself seems to be going through the paces because, well, that's what he does. The villain of the piece, Ivan Kharkov, seems a caricature designed to personify all the tyrannical elements that persist even in modern Russia, and his wife, who rats him out, doesn't come across as strong or committed enough to fulfill her mission. Nevertheless, I'd rather read a Silva covert-ops novel than one by virtually anyone else writing today, and Moscow isn't bad, simply not quite as sharp as its predecessors.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399155017
Publisher:
Signet
Subject:
Thrillers
Author:
Silva, Daniel
Subject:
Children s 12-Up - Fiction - Espionage
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Publication Date:
August 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.20x6.42x1.47 in. 1.45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 528 pages Putnam Adult - English 9780399155017 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Short on moral complexity, bestseller Silva's eighth thriller starring Israeli master-spy Gabriel Allon (after The Secret Servant) may remind some readers of an action-packed and suspenseful episode of TV's Mission Impossible. Allon's honeymoon with his second wife comes to an abrupt end on his learning that a Russian arms dealer, Ivan Kharkov, is involved in a weapons shipment to al-Qaeda for use in a major terrorist attack whose details are a mystery to the CIA as well as to British and Israeli intelligence. Since this tip originated with the death merchant's wife, Elena, Allon persuades his superiors and his American allies to authorize a complex plan to use Elena to gain access to Kharkov's secrets. Obvious good guys and bad guys, coupled with a straightforward plot in which Allon and Elena owe their lives to a lucky chance at the climax, make this one of the less satisfying entries in the series. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "One of the highlights of my reading year is any new novel by Daniel Silva....Silva's plot is wonderfully constructed, with plenty of action and suspense....Silva just gets better as the questions get harder."
"Review" by , "Some long-running series get tired; Silva's just improves with each new book. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Standard spy fare, but spiked with truly exciting scenes and spiced with Allon's art expertise."
"Review" by , "Daniel Silva brings new life to the international thriller."
"Review" by , "This eighth installment in Daniel Silva's bestselling series is a superb and seamless follow-up to The Secret Servan, and the best yet....Silva scares the pants off you even as he entertains."
"Review" by , "There is a reason that each successive book featuring Allon sells more than the last. Silva continues to provide some of the most exciting spy fiction since Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond."
"Review" by , "Moscow Rules matches previous Silva novels with its rapid pace, detailed research and a warning....The warning in this book: The Russian leadership will stop at nothing to regain the country's standing as a superpower."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
Daniel silva has hit the top with his new gabriel allon novel...

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

The death of a journalist leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn if he wants to prevent a former KGB colonel from delivering Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda.

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