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Moscow Rules


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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, and the Gabriel Allon series, including The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, The Heist, The English Spy, The Black Widow, and House of Spies. His books are published in more than thirty countries and are bestsellers around the world.


Short on moral complexity, bestseller Silva's eighth thriller starring Israeli master-spy Gabriel Allon (after The Secret Servant) may remind some readers of an action-packed and suspenseful episode of TV's Mission Impossible. Allon's honeymoon with his second wife comes to an abrupt end on his learning that a Russian arms dealer, Ivan Kharkov, is involved in a weapons shipment to al-Qaeda for use in a major terrorist attack whose details are a mystery to the CIA as well as to British and Israeli intelligence. Since this tip originated with the death merchant's wife, Elena, Allon persuades his superiors and his American allies to authorize a complex plan to use Elena to gain access to Kharkov's secrets. Obvious good guys and bad guys, coupled with a straightforward plot in which Allon and Elena owe their lives to a lucky chance at the climax, make this one of the less satisfying entries in the series. (July) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Silva stalwart Gabriel Allon must head off KGB -colonel- turned-arms dealer Ivan Kharkov, who plans to sell weapons to al-Quaeda. With a national tour. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"Thrills and humor...put Moscow Rules atop your summer beach book list."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Silva continues to provide some of the most exciting spy fiction since Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond."--Rocky Mountain News "One of the most intriguing characters in modern spy fiction...a tense and exciting conclusion. Some series get boring after several books, but the adventures of Gabriel Allon just get better and better."--The Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News (Stuart, FL) "Appealing characters and beautifully rendered settings."--The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) "Silva has been credited for giving new life to international thrillers. This is a case where credit has been given where credit is definitely due."--Tampa Tribune

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