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  • Author:
    Daniel Silva
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    0141042761
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    978-0141042763
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    Penguin Books (July 22, 2010)
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Over the course of a brilliant career, Daniel Silva has established himself as the gold standard of thriller writers .

Over the course of a brilliant career, Daniel Silva has established himself as the gold standard of thriller writers ( Dallas Morning News ), a master writer of espionage and intrigue ( The Cincinnati Enquirer ), and the creator of some of the most exciting spy fiction since Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond ( Rocky Mountain News ). 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.

Also by daniel silva. Grudgingly, the defector lowered his profile, but only by a little. Rather than pick fights with the Kremlin, he focused his considerable energy on his forthcoming book and on his chess. That winter he entered the annual club tournament and moved effortlessly through his bracket-like a Russian tank through the streets of Prague, grumbled one of his victims. In the semifinals, he defeated the defending champion without breaking a sweat.

This book shows more development of characters and a completely different direction for Gabriel

I have just finished a re-reading of the this book as part of a re-read of the Gabriel Allon Series from the beginning. For me, I now have a better and deeper understanding of the value one can get from reading a Silva book. It isn't the same the second time around. I feel differently about the story and the hero. The Defector shows how Silva has grown as an writer. This book shows more development of characters and a completely different direction for Gabriel. This is not exactly like his previous books, but it is similar.

After finding a somewhat normal life with his new wife, Allon gets thrown back into the mix when the man he rescued in the previous book is kidnapped by a Russian arms dealer. After nine books using the same main character, Silva shows that he IS master of the genre.

The Defector is a 2009 spy novel by Daniel Silva. It spent four weeks as a New York Times Bestseller, reaching the list's top spot. It's the 9th book in the Gabriel Allon series. Released July 21, 2009, the cover depicts the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in London The cover of the paperback printing by Signet (July 2010) depicts St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

The defector made three requests: he wanted to keep his name, to reside in London, and to have no overt security. An MI5 lawyer quietly negotiated a book deal with a respected London publisher.

The ninth book in the Gabriel Allon series, 2009. The defector made three requests: he wanted to keep his name, to reside in London, and to have no overt security. Hiding in plain sight, he argued, would give him the most protection from his enemies. MI5 readily agreed to his demands, especially the third.

Author: Daniel Silva. 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 Carr? 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.

Daniel Silva The defector The ninth book in the Gabriel Allon series, 2009 For Marilyn Ducksworth, for many years of friendship, support, and laughter. And as always, for my wife, Jamie, and my children, Nicholas and Lily. If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared. The ninth book in the Gabriel Allon series, 2009. For Marilyn Ducksworth, for many years of friendship

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You can read book The Defector by Daniel Silva in our library for absolutely free. LONDON Chapter 70 - VLADIMIRSKAYA OBLAST, RUSSIA Chapter 71 - VLADIMIRSKAYA OBLAST, RUSSIA Chapter 72 - VLADIMIRSKAYA OBLAST, RUSSIA PART FIVE - The Reckoning Chapter 73 - JERUSALEM Chapter 74 - JERUSALEM Chapter 75 - TIBERIAS, ISRAEL Chapter 76 - JERUSALEM Chapter 77 - SAINT-TROPEZ, FRANCE AUTHOR’S NOTE Acknowledgements ALSO BY DANIEL SILVA Moscow Rules The Secret Servant The Messenger Prince of Fire A Death in Vienna The Confessor The.

Daniel Silva is the New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The . The Defector proves that of those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best.

Daniel Silva is the 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. ore about Daniel Silva. A gripping tale of bloody vengeanc. n assassin with soul. Gabriel Allon has been and continues to be one of the most fascinating espionage agents for years in perhaps the best thriller series on the market in the past decade.

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Kulasius
I admit that among the writers I read, Daniel Silva stands within an elite group. I'm not going to name names. That's not important. All that is, is once picked up, a Silva book becomes an addictive to read further into this most gifted writer.
"The Defector" is a very clever read. It is up there with LeCarre in story telling. I find that once started, I cannot put Silva's books down. That comment after having read five or so of his books. He is prolific and Gabriel Allon is his star as Tracy Crosswhite is Dugoni's, or Harry Bosch is Michael Connelly's. I could to on, but you get the idea. They are those characters that stand out in any read that leads us to want more from the writers.
I'll be reading this writer, as with some others, not mentioned, for a while
Brazil
The Defector
By Daniel Silva
Disclaimer: This reviewer is a Silva fan for 2 decades. I have just finished a re-reading of the this book as part of a re-read of the Gabriel Allon Series from the beginning. For me, I now have a better and deeper understanding of the value one can get from reading a Silva book.
It isn't the same the second time around. I feel differently about the story and the hero. I can not tell anyone how to write about a man in umpteen books and keep it not only enjoyable, interesting and a better use of one's time than anything the internet can provide, without wondering how does one write about the same man, doing essentially the same thing with essentially the same people in a completely unforgiving world and in an environment where treachery must always be assumed and, hopefully, avoided. This book is an example of how to overcome the insinuated barriers to superb writing. The answer is that Silva is extraordinarily passionate about his views of right and wrong, fair and not, and the varying nature of truth as it never just has one master to serve. Silva takes the news of the past and finds repetitions of that past news in today's headlines and tries to warn us all that we are doomed if we repeat the mistakes of our past. Perhaps not a new theme but a valuable one nonetheless. This book and a few others in this series are keen to remind us that we have no ally in the Kremlin, whoever 'we' are. Brutality and treachery, all to maintain the great divide between the haves and have nots in a country rich with everything the world needs or wants but cannot learn how to share for a fair return for all. The robber barons of the last century are still alive in Russia. The Soviet Union died because the robbers tired of supporting the outer republics so they abandoned them to a sort of gangster democracy. But to do that, the robbers needed to get to know everyone else's secrets and plans because competing fairly is not in their DNA.
Ultimately, their egregious behavior ran afoul of our hero's sensitivities. The headline is the main message to this review. Silva's Allon is the hero. He is selfless but confident, and he loves his wives but just a hair less than his country and nothing is more important than his word. Silva admires his hero, though his hero's faults sometimes make us uncomfortable. But the essence of this hero is that he lives his life putting his views of right, wrong, love, and honor all ahead of his personal well-being or wealth or popularity. Can any of us say that we live the same way? Of course not. That is how Silva can keep us enthralled time after time.
Read this book; for the first time or the second.
Al Dell
Angana
The Defector, book 9 in the Gabriel Allon series, is really a direct continuation of book 8. If you are a series' follower, or new to the series, do yourself a favor and read books 8 then 9, even if you aren't already enjoying them in order. While many of his other books can stand alone, this one would be far too much of a teaser of books 1-8, and a disconnect without 8, to deny yourself the guilty pleasure of committing to at least the two book read. For those who have become Silva fans during books 1-8, this is a particularly intimate look at the fictitious team you've come to love and admire.
Barit
The first half of this book has two essential purposes: recap the history of Gabriel Allon’s experience with Russian villain Ivan Kharkov and then set the stage for his eventual capture. Author Daniel Silva freely recalls the history of Kharkov from his earlier novel Moscow Rules. More than once I had the distinct impression that I’d read this material before. There is some new material, however, such as a description of how Gabriel had met, romanced and married his current wife, Chiara.
Thankfully the second half is much more interesting and a pleasure to read. The quest to bring Kharkov to justice is ramped up once again and the story is more relevant. Chiara is now part of the Israeli team. They work hard and suffer immensely to accomplish their mission.
Kharkov’s wife Elena and his two children are still free of Ivan’s tentacles but are useful as bait to get him out of hiding and in a position to be captured. But probably the worst of Ivan’s fears comes true as he reads a message from his children, something that a father never wants to hear.
Overall I thought this sequel was much less effective than Moscow Rules. Perhaps Silva should have heeded the first of those Moscow rules: Never look back.
Faehn
Daniel Silva is one of my favorite authors, and I just love his character, Gabriel Allon. The Defector shows how Silva has grown as an writer. This book shows more development of characters and a completely different direction for Gabriel. This is not exactly like his previous books, but it is similar. I love the twists and turns throughout the story. I won't give a summary, as other reviewers have done that. I'll just say this was one of Silva's best.
Walan
Even though Daniel Silva claims that this book is mostly a figment of his imagination, one can imagine that so much of what he portrays would be possible in Russia today. I fear I will be sad when I finish the last Gabriel Allon book!
Manesenci
I am hardly impartial. I love Silva's books and have read every one. He writes very well and I always learn something from each book. This may not be his best, but it is worth reading and he ties up all loose ends beautifully. I am a Gabriel Allon fan and I think he is my favorite literary hero in the mystery/intrigue genre. If you have never read an Allon novel, start with an earlier one. The characters become like family and I would prefer you meet them sooner than in this book.
Characters are well developed. A suspenseful drama. A drama that bespeaks of what recent and current events may suggest. Characterization of Russia would seem to be more accurate than not. A very interesting read.