The Defector (Unabridged)
by Daniel Silva
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Over the course of a remarkable career, Daniel Silva has established himself as one of the world's finest writers of international intrigue, a craftsman worthy of comparison to John le Carré 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 Allon's 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 name, Allon must go immediately to London - a 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.
A follow up to the Moscow Rules, Silva does it again. Developed characters. Vivid descriptive. On the edge of your seats storytelling, not to mention with a bit of love story thrown in... Have read and listened to many thrillers, although the formula is known, and the outcome is predictable. It's told in such a way, that one does not mind going along for the ride.
Another great story with an AMAZING narrator! Gabriel Allon is a believable hero and his characters are realistic and easy to visualize throughout the story...one of my most favorite and addictive series!!
why can't i get this in the normal book form? i enjoy reading and making up my own character voices for myself. im mad that this book is not for sale and now i have to skip it and move on the the Rembrand Affair.