The Defector - Gabriel Allon Series Author:Daniel Silva Six months after the dramatic conclusion of Moscow Rules, Gabriel has returned to the tan hills of Umbria to resume his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, and restore a seventeenth-century altarpiece for the Vatican. But his idyllic world is once again thrown into turmoil with shocking news from London. The defector and former Russian intellig... more »ence officer Grigori Bulganov, who saved Gabriel?s life in Moscow, has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, but Gabriel knows better. He also knows he made a promise. Do you know what we do with traitors, Gabriel? Many things have changed in Russia since the fall of Communism. But the punishment for betrayal remains the same. Promise me one thing, Gabriel. Promise me I won?t end up in an unmarked grave. In the days to come, Gabriel and his team of operatives will find themselves in a deadly duel of nerve and wits with one of the world?s most ruthless men: the murderous Russian oligarch and arms dealer Ivan Kharkov. It will take Gabriel from a quiet mews in London, to the shores of Lake Como, to the glittering streets of Geneva and Zurich, and, finally, to a heart- stopping climax in the snowbound birch forests of Russia. Faced with the prospect of losing the one thing he holds most dear, Gabriel will be tested in ways he never imagined possible. And his life will never be the same.« less
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.