The Defector by Daniel Silva
(Gabriel Allon)

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Grigori Bulganov once saved Gabriel Allon's life in Moscow-and Allon always repays his debts. So when the former Russian intelligence officer vanishes, Allon gathers his team of operatives to go after those responsible. But, in a running battle that rages across the globe, Allon soon realizes that his enemy may already hold the key to victory. And that if he continues, it will cost him more than he can bear...

About Daniel Silva

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Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules and The Defector. He is married to NBC News Today correspondent Jamie Gangel. They have two children, Lily and Nicholas. In 2009 Silva was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council.
Published June 15, 2009 by Signet. 482 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Book Reporter

“For Gabriel Allon --- a child of Holocaust survivors, a gifted artist and restorer, an assassin and spy --- life had been anything but normal.” How could life possibly be normal, when he possesses the skills of 20 men and the courage to use them?

Dec 29 2010 | Read Full Review of The Defector (Gabriel Allon)

Bookmarks Magazine

Now Silva takes that fiction—and his hero, the enigmatic art restorer and assassin Gabriel Allon—to a whole new level, delivering a riveting tale of vengeance that entertains as well as enlightens.

Six months after the dramatic conclusion of Moscow Rules, Gabriel has returned to t...

Jul 19 2009 | Read Full Review of The Defector (Gabriel Allon)

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Imagine that one of the most notorious Russian killers, a multibillionaire who is supported by the Russian leaders, kidnaps the wife of Gabriel Allon, the top Israeli spy, known and respected as "The Legend."

Sep 04 2009 | Read Full Review of The Defector (Gabriel Allon)

Billings Gazette

Gabriel Allon's big mistake at the close of Daniel Silva's 2008 spy thriller, "Moscow Rules," was to spare the life of Ivan Kharkov, the ruthless Russian oligarch and arms supplier to al-Qaida.

Aug 30 2009 | Read Full Review of The Defector (Gabriel Allon)

The Truth About Guns

In each book, Allon’s aging mentor continually presses him into “temporary service.” Daniel Silva does not compel his readers to jab ice picks into their eyes (as Tom Clancy does) by recounting every tedious technical detail of every weapon systems his characters use.

Apr 19 2010 | Read Full Review of The Defector (Gabriel Allon)

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