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ISBN13: 9780451227386
ISBN10: 0451227387
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The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon novel from the "gold standard" (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 Carré (Chicago Sun-Times) — and Gabriel Allon as "one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series" (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 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.

Review:

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

Review:

"Silva's plot is wonderfully constructed, with plenty of action and suspense. Silva just gets better as the questions get harder." Chicago Sun Times

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.

About the Author

Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Moscow Rules and 10 other international bestselling spy novels. Best known for his Gabriel Allon series, his books are translated into more than 25 languages. Silva lives in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC with his wife, NBC Today National Correspondent Jamie Gangel and their twins Lily and Nicholas.

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Edward Hahn, February 6, 2014 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
Number eight in the Allon series, it's a good Silva effort not a great one. The book opens with the Protagonist Gabriel Allon, an Israeli secret agent, restoring a painting at a remote farm in Umbria and trying to recover from his previous operation. He's joined by Chiara his new wife but agrees to meet with a journalist in Rome to get the information he has and will only share with Allon.

When the journalist is poisoned in St. Peter's Basilica, Allon decides to bring down the person behind the murder, Russian oligarch Ivan Kharkov, ex-KGB colonel and all-around bad guy. It becomes clear that Kharkov is selling one of Russia's most deadly weapons to Al Qaeda so Allon decides to go after him in spite of all the reasons he shouldn't. The plot unfolds from there.

While the story moves rather slowly at the beginning it becomes excruciatingly suspenseful in the last third of the book. I had a very hard time putting it down toward the end. I recommend it.

BTW, Moscow Rules refers to the rules first brought up by John Le Carre in his early books and repeated in the epigraph in the front of the book. It is evidently still taught to CIA agents.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451227386
Author:
Silva, Daniel
Publisher:
Signet Book
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Gabriel Allon Novels
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.50x4.20x1.20 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 528 pages Signet Book - English 9780451227386 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Standard spy fare, but spiked with truly exciting scenes and spiced with Allon’s art expertise."
"Review" by , "Silva's plot is wonderfully constructed, with plenty of action and suspense. Silva just gets better as the questions get harder."
"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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