The Defector

The Defector

Large Print - 2009
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OSix 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 intelligence 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.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.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler ; Bath, England : Windsor ; Paragon, 2009
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781594134166
1594134162
Branch Call Number: LGP FIC Silv
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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