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4.00013462574044 out of 54.00013462574044 out of 54.00013462574044 out of 54.00013462574044 out of 54.00013462574044 out of 5 4.00 (7,428 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Silva Narrator: Phil Gigante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gabriel Allon Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781423328100
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chap | 2/10/2017

    " Daniel Silva writes a certain genre. His protaganist is an Art restorer who, by the way, is an assassin for the Isreali secret service. He keeps trying to quit by his boss(Ari Sharon) keeps bringing him back under the guise of National security. This is a good read and the narration was very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Planton | 1/28/2014

    " When Grigori Bulganov is missing in London, Gabriel Allon is called in to help with the search. While Gabriel is destracted, Ivan Kharkov kidnaps Gabriel's wife Chiara. The ransom is simple. Kharkov's children, who have defected to the west in exchange for Chiara. Historically we learn about the poisoning of defector Alexander Litvinenko and the elimination of anyone who opposes the Kremlin and Russia's elite. Forty nine Russian journalists (at this books publishing in 2010) have been murdered or disappeared. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/22/2014

    " Another in the series about Gabriel Allon the super spy and artist... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry Huebner | 1/19/2014

    " Another very good Gabriel Allon book by Daniel Silva. It picked up where the previous one ended and moved forward at a relentless pace to a satisfying conclusion. After reading the entire series up to this point, the characters are like old friends. Much of the book takes place in Russia which provides a new and interesting setting for the series. I look forward to the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William C. Montgomery | 1/18/2014

    " Read my full published book review here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/12/2014

    " Gabriel is a great character. A bit bloodier in places than I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geni | 12/25/2013

    " The Defector is my introduction to this author's thrillers, and I will look for more of his books. It grabbed me on page 1 and was hard to put down, was well-written with characters I felt I got to know and understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 12/25/2013

    " Pretty good- of the Silva books I've read, I liked this and Moscow Rules the best. I think I particularly liked reading it before many of the other Gabriel Allon books because of different style of narration on Allon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 12/21/2013

    " It was so wonderful to continue reading the adventures of Gabriel Allon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin Fautley | 12/21/2013

    " This was quite a good read, redolent of Le Carre at times. Involves complex story of defector recaptured by Russian oligarch, involving the protagonist's wife also being taken. Tense and dramatic "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sam Baber | 12/20/2013

    " Tense, surprising little thriller that has kick started what I expect will be a heavy dose of spy thrillers throughout the coming fall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Livia | 9/12/2013

    " This was easily the most action packed Gabriel Allon novel I've read so far. It left me on pins and needles. Also, I admire how Mr. Silva goes to some trouble to 'do his homework' before writing his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillip Land | 8/30/2013

    " What a great book! I really loved it. I really appreciate all of these Gabriel Allon books. I never seem to be able to get them in the right order, and right now I am reading Moscow Rules. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 7/7/2013

    " It did not keep me riveted as others have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dona | 11/18/2012

    " one of my favorite authors. i really like the intrigue - following the same characters - and the locations in europe and russia and london (places i've been) very well written as usual with no foul language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt S | 8/29/2012

    " All the Gabriel Allon books are fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charisse | 12/10/2011

    " Loved loved it!! 4 1/2 stars !!! I have the next couple with me on vacation next week!!! Beach reading here I come :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travel Abroad | 9/28/2011

    " One of Silva's Best! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Paulson | 7/3/2011

    " Listened to this in my car, and as usual, Silva delivers an excellent story with intense action that keeps you connected right to the very end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kurt | 4/29/2011

    " More of the same from Daniel Silva but still enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MJ | 3/11/2011

    " It just gets better and better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Spencer | 2/3/2011

    " His best book to date. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonny99kaplan | 9/2/2010

    " best Dan Silva so far... when is the movie going to get made??? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 3/7/2010

    " Gripping and complex. He never fails to engage "

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About the Author
Author Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva is the author of more than a dozen bestselling novels in the Michael Osbourne series and the Gabriel Allon series of suspense thrillers. He has twice won the Barry Award for Best Thriller for The Messenger in 2007 and The Fallen Angel in 2013. All of his novels have been New York Times bestsellers, with seven titles reaching #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list.

About the Narrator

Phil Gigante has narrated more than two hundred audiobooks, earning ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and three of the prestigious Audie Awards for best narration. An actor, director, and producer with over twenty years of experience in theater, film, television, and radio, he is currently the artistic director of Gigantic Productions and Little Giant Children’s Theatre.