The Defector

The Defector

Large Print - 2009
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The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon novel from the #1 New York Timesabestselling author.
Over the course of a remarkable career, Daniel Silva has established himself as one of the worldas finest writers of international intrigue, a craftsman worthy of comparison to John le CarrA(c) and Graham Greene. His latest bestseller, Moscow Rules, was not only superior entertainment but a prescient cautionary tale about the emergence of the New Russia. Now he takes that tale to the next level.
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 Allonas life in Moscow and was then resettled in England has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, and they blame Allon for planting him. To discover the truth and clear his own name, Allon must go immediately to Londonaa 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. Filled with breathtaking turns of plot and populated by a remarkable cast of characters, The Defector is more than the most explosive thriller of the summer. It is a searing tale of love, vengeance, and courage created by the writer whom the critics call athe perfect guide to the dangerous forces shaping our worlda (The Orlando Sentinel).
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2009.
ISBN: 9781597229883
1597229881
Characteristics: 633 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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nfentonn Jun 26, 2014

With this I think I've read all the Allon novels. While good they fit a common story line. Allon is trying to live his own life. Someone,usually a female, gets in trouble and only Allon can save her and Isreal and the rest of the Western world. He brings in his usual crew, with Sharom looking over everybodys shoulder, and saves the day. Reminds me of Superman in my youth. (He was Jewish too!!)

deVichi Jan 04, 2012

I read Portrait of the Spy first before taking on The Defector and it was nice reading about some of the underlying story outlined in the latter book. Yet another great Gabriel Allon spy book with insight into the relationships between Gabriel, his wife, his team, and his international connections. I liked seeing how his view differ from book to book, the way it evolves was an interest point for me. The storyline is believable although some fantastic points were there that seemed to accentuate the status of certain characters. I enjoyed the Russian aspect of the story, the ruthlessness of the bad guy, and how the good guys make it in the end. Overall an enjoyable book, hard to put down at times, recommend if your up for a little espionage, spy novel.

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Dub
May 08, 2011

Another excellent read. Silva is one of the top espionage writers on the current charts. You won't be disappointed.

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rahmmie
Apr 28, 2011

Very entertaining and much better than "Moscow Rules"

rubysue Aug 25, 2009

An excellent book in the Gabriel Allon series.

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