The Defector (Paperback) - Silva, Daniel

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In this extraordinary follow-up to the bestselling "Moscow Rules," Gabriel Allon returns to find himself once more on the front lines of the secret war between East and West. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780451230669
SKU 212753346
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0451230663
Release Date 7/6/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 4.25L x 1.25T
Author Info
Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva is one of the most popular spy novelists writing today, and he is often compared to such masters of the genre as Robert Ludlum and John Le Carre. Born in Michigan, Silva moved with his family to California at an early age. He was in the process of earning a master's degree in international relations when he was offered a temporary job at United Press International (UPI) in 1984. He abandoned school entirely after being offered full-time work. His UPI assignments took him to Cairo and the Persian Gulf, among other places, but despite the excitement of being a globe-trotting journalist, he longed to write a novel. Silva eventually settled in Washington, D.C., and joined CNN as a talk-show producer. With his wife's encouragement, he began working on a manuscript in his spare time. His debut novel, THE UNLIKELY SPY, set against the backdrop of World War II, was published in 1997 to great acclaim. Silva introduced his most popular protagonist, Gabriel Allon, in his fourth novel, THE KILL ARTIST (2000). Allon is a former Israeli secret agent who works as an art restorer, and on occasion, the government calls upon him to undertake a mission. Silva, who was raised a staunch Catholic, converted to Judaism as an adult and feels a deep kinship to the State of Israel. Reportedly, among his most ardent fans are members of Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency. One critic wrote that thanks to the author's contacts in that community, "Silva's [Allon] novels have the virtue of being prescient: Several key developments in the realms of diplomacy and espionage have been presaged, if not outright predicted, in Silva's work."
Praise
"Silva's thrillers bring readers the best of all spy worlds....Silva juxtaposes scenes of great beauty...with shuddering scenes of violence. For readers who crave both deft characterization and old-fashioned, spy-novel action."
From the Publisher
Annotation In MOSCOW RULES, Daniel Silva's hero Gabriel Allon, a Renaissance art-expert and Israeli intelligence spy, hunted down the brutal Russian arms dealer Ivan Kharkov. Now Kharkov wants revenge. To bait Allon, Kharkov kidnaps former Russian intelligence officer Grigori Bulganov, to whom Allon is forever indebted. Allon jet sets from Italy (where he was honeymooning) to London to keep speed with Kharkov and prevent his devastating plot. In his ninth Allon thriller, Silva delivers another great book--full of all the action and spy adventures you could want plus a lot more.
Editors Note A tale set after the best-selling Moscow Rules finds Gabriel Allon attempting to resume his honeymoon when he learns of the disappearance of a suspected double agent who recently saved his life, a situation for which British intelligence blames Allon, due to his enabling the man's alleged activities. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0517
Publisher Signet Book

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