By Daniel Silva
In the number one New York Times bestseller Moscow Rules, Gabriel Allon introduced down the main risky guy on the earth. yet he made one mistake. Leaving him alive…
Over the process an excellent occupation, Daniel Silva has demonstrated himself because the “gold standard” of mystery writers (Dallas Morning News), a “master author of espionage and intrigue” (The Cincinnati Enquirer), and the author of “some of the main fascinating undercover agent fiction in view that Ian Fleming positioned down his martini and invented James Bond” (Rocky Mountain News). Now Silva takes that fiction—and his hero, the enigmatic paintings restorer and murderer Gabriel Allon—to an entire new point, supplying a riveting story of vengeance that entertains in addition to enlightens.
Six months after the dramatic end of Moscow Rules, Gabriel has again to the tan hills of Umbria to renew his honeymoon along with his new spouse, Chiara, and fix a seventeenth-century altarpiece for the Vatican. yet his idyllic global is once more thrown into turmoil with surprising information from London. The defector and previous Russian intelligence officer Grigori Bulganov, who kept Gabriel’s existence in Moscow, has vanished with no hint. British intelligence is certain he used to be a double agent all alongside, yet Gabriel is aware larger. He additionally is aware he made a promise.
Do you recognize what we do with traitors, Gabriel? many stuff have replaced in Russia because the fall of Communism. however the punishment for betrayal continues to be an identical. Promise me something, Gabriel. Promise me I won't turn out in an unmarked grave.
In the times to return, Gabriel and his group of operatives will locate themselves in a perilous duel of nerve and wits with one of many world's such a lot ruthless males: the murderous Russian oligarch and hands broker Ivan Kharkov. it is going to take him from a quiet mews in London, to the shorelines of Lake Como, to the glittering streets of Geneva and Zurich, and, eventually, to a heart-stopping climax within the snowbound birch forests of Russia. confronted with the possibility of wasting the only factor he holds Most worthy, Gabriel may be established in methods he by no means imagined attainable. And his lifestyles shouldn't be the same.
Filled with breathtaking turns of plot and complicated prose, and populated via a outstanding forged of characters, The Defector is greater than the main explosive mystery of the 12 months. it's a searing story of affection, vengeance and braveness created by way of the author whom the critics name "the ideal advisor to the harmful forces shaping our world" (Orlando Sentinel). And it truly is Daniel Silva's most interesting novel yet.