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The defector

by Silva, Daniel, 1960-

Format: Book on CD 2009
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
Location Collection Call #
ACLA Mobile Library Services Audios AB SILV
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Audios
Call Number  AB SILV
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Audio Visual CD Sil
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD Sil
Hampton Community Library Adult Audio AUDIO CD SILVA
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Adult Audio
North Versailles Public Library Audiobooks NVCDBK FIC SILV
Location  North Versailles Public Library
Collection  Audiobooks
Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK FIC SILVA
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Adult Audiobooks
Call Number  CD/BK FIC SILVA
Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC SILVA (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD SILVA [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD SILVA [B-O-CD]
Springdale Free Public Library Audio Visual CD SILV
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD SILV

Six 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.

Do you know what we do with traitors, Gabriel? Many things have changed in Russia since the fall of Communism. But the punishment for betrayal remains the same.

Promise me one thing, Gabriel. Promise me I won't end up in an unmarked grave.

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: the murderous Russian oligarch and arms dealer Ivan Kharkov. It will take Gabriel from a quiet mews in London, to the shores of Lake Como, to the glittering streets of Geneva and Zurich, and, finally, to a heart-stopping climax in the snowbound birch forests of Russia. Faced with the prospect of losing the one thing he holds most dear, Gabriel will be tested in ways he never imagined possible. And his life will never be the same.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Silva's thrillers bring readers the best of all spy worlds. The action roars along, touching down in both glamorous settings and godforsaken outposts. However, unlike conventional spy novels, which tend to throw so many locations at readers that the overall effect is like glancing at an airport's postings of arrivals and departures, Silva keeps a steady center with his intriguing hero, Gabriel Allon. Allon, whose parents survived the Holocaust, is an artist and specialist in restoring Renaissance paintings. He is also a spy and trained assassin for Israel's Special Operations Unit, distinguished for carrying out the most secretive, perilous, and exacting missions. Allon is conflicted over what he does but driven to do it nonetheless. This is the ninth in the series and the sequel to last year's Moscow Rules, which explored the murky world of Russian arms dealing. This time Ivan Kharkov, an oligarch and arms dealer, seeks revenge for Allon's costly discoveries. The first step in his revenge plan, according to Israeli intelligence, is the kidnapping of a Russian defector in London (which Silva cites as a Russian city). Silva juxtaposes scenes of great beauty, as when he details the Umbrian villa in which Allon does his restoration work, with shuddering scenes of violence. For readers who crave both deft characterization and old-fashioned, spy-novel action.--Fletcher, Connie Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Features Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and Israeli spy
#1 - The Kill artist
#2 - The English assassin
#3 - The Confessor
#4 - A Death in Vienna
#5 - Prince of fire
#6 - The Messenger
#7 - The Secret servant
#8 - Moscow rules
#9 - The Defector
#10 - The Rembrandt affair
#11 - Portrait of a spy
#12 - The Fallen angel
#13 - The English girl
#14 - The Heist
#15 - The English spy
#16 - The Black widow
#17 - House of spies
#18 - The Other woman
#19 - The New girl
Subjects Allon, Gabriel -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Fiction.
Intelligence officers -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Spy stories.
Publisher Grand Haven, Mich. :2009
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Gigante, Phil, narrator.
Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Phil Gigante.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Sequel to: Moscow rules.
Description 9 audio discs (11 hr., 6 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781423328063
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