The Defector - Gabriel Allon, Bk 9 Author:Daniel Silva Six months after the blood-soaked conclusion of Moscow Rules, Allon is in Umbria, trying to resume his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, when a colleague pays him a shocking visit. The man who saved Allon's life in Moscow and was then resettled in England has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all... more » along, and they blame Allon for planting him. To discover the truth and clear his own name, Allon must go immediately to London -- a decision that will prove to be the most fateful of his career.
In the British capital, he finds himself once more on the front lines of the secret war between East and West, where Russian spies and dissidents engage in the old game of cat and mouse. There, Allon uncovers a much greater conspiracy, a plot by an old enemy to resurrect a network of death, to bring the world to the precipice of a new confrontation, and, in order to stop it, he must risk everything: his ties to an organization he has served since his youth, his new marriage . . . even his life.« less
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I have read all the Gabriel Allon novels and each one seems to get better. This one is the sequel to "Moscow Rules". High paced action and plenty of twists. It is touted as being Silva's "finest novel yet".
Grigori Bulganov once saved Gabriel Allon's life in Moscow and Allon repays his debts. When the former Russian spy vanishes Allon gets his ten to go after those responsible. As the chase begins across the globe Allon's wife is kidnapped, now Allon has two quests to deal with or does he. A continuation of Moscow Rules this is another excellent addition to an additive series.
Once again, Silva has given us a can't-put-it-down thriller. Silva is a writer who knows history and can relate it clearly to current events. Suspenseful, thought-provoking,compelling,intriguing plots--what more could one say? After reading 12 of Silva's books, I still say he is one of best writers.