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Moscow Rules (Gabriel Allon, Bk 8) (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Moscow Rules - Gabriel Allon, Bk 8 - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Daniel Silva, Phil Gigante (Narrator)
Moscow is no longer the gray, grim city of Soviet times. Now it is awash with oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. But in the new Russia, power once again resides behind the walls of the Kremlin. Critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. And a new generation of Stalinists plots to reclaim an empire -- and challenge the Uni...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781455807505
ISBN-10: 1455807508
Publication Date: 6/20/2011
Edition: Abridged

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Publisher: Brilliance Audio on CD Value Priced
Book Type: Audio CD
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Putin's Russia and the possible start of a new cold war is being discussed increasingly in the news. As usual, Daniel Silva is current in international politics and incorporates the headlines into the plot of Moscow Rules.

The opening finds Gabriel Allon enjoying his honeymoon. As usual, he is interrupted by Shamron who calls him away for an errand that is supposed to last a few hours, but winds up taking days and results in a close brush with death for Gabriel and his fellow operatives.

I found the first half of this book slow, perhaps because Silva spends more time than usual introducing Gabriel (and the reader) to Russia and its issues. During the second half the action ramps up and there are elaborate schemes, beatings, shootouts, and other typical (yet very welcome) Silva plot elements. Moscow Rules is not the best of the series, but it is a nice change of scenery.
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