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The Defector (Gabriel Allon Series Book 9) (utgåvan 2009)

av Daniel Silva (Författare)

Serier: Gabriel Allon (9)

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Gabriel Allon's 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--a promise that leads to 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.… (mer)
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Titel:The Defector (Gabriel Allon Series Book 9)
Författare:Daniel Silva (Författare)
Info:Berkley (2009), Edition: 1, 492 pages
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Daniel Silva is back with another exciting espionage thriller featuring the famed art restorer and occasional Israeli spy, Gabriel Allon. Building upon the story begun in Moscow Rules, this book finds Gabriel and his wife back home in Umbria, a few months after the events in Moscow Rules ended. Allon is in the process of restoring an altarpiece for the Vatican, when he receives word that the Russian defector, Grigori Bulganov, has vanished. Bulganov was a former colonel in the Russian Federal Security Service who had defected to the British. He was also a man to whom Gabriel owes his life. Upon hearing of his disappearance, Allon and his team set out on a deadly race through Europe and Russian, and against time, to find his old friend. Allon soon learns of a horrific plot to destroy both himself and his family, which is being hatched by terrorist, Ivan Kharkov, the former KGB agent turned arms dealer, and a man with whom Gabriel made an enemy of in the last book.

This book was an exciting and complex novel, and even better than Moscow Rules. While you should read Moscow Rules before reading The Defector, it is not absolutely necessary. Silva provides enough of a back story to allow you to follow the action. No one does spy thrillers better than Daniel Silva and I highly recommend any one of his Gabriel Allon series book. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
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. SOFT
  JRCornell | Jan 30, 2019 |
Pretty good book about Garbiel Allon, an Israeli "office" assassin. This book was an exciting and complex novel. I love a good spy story and Daniel Silva never disappoints. ( )
  buffalogr | Nov 29, 2018 |
Generally speaking, it's safe to say that a few hours spent with Daniel Silva and Gabriel Allon will be hours well spent. This ninth outing for the Israeli art restorer and spy is every bit as good--if not better--than its predecessors. The setting for the bad guys is once again Russia, and the main thorn in the Israeli side is one of those mega-rich "new Russian" types who have benefited--by any means necessary--from Russia's new economy and the various Wild West-like aspects of it. When Allon's wife is targeted as payback for events that took place in the last book, Gabriel is once again drawn back into a world and a life that he continues to desperately want to put behind him. Listing all of the good things about this one would take a long time, so I'll just point out the two disappointments, both of which come near the end. One revolved around Silva's decision to employ the trite and overused plot device of the bad guy who, instead of just dispatching the heroes in his custody, opts instead to get all chatty and provide time for the heroes' friends and/or associates to bail them out. The other disappointment was in the resolution of the principal antagonist's part of the tale at the very end, which was extremely anticlimactic and practically screamed of an impending deadline facing the author. Still, resolution is there, if in relatively abbreviated form, which will please those who don't like open-ended conclusions. ( )
  jimgysin | Jun 19, 2017 |
I was reading this book for a mystery book club at the library. It is not at all my kind of book, but I decided to give it a try. It was okay at first so I decided to read at least 100 pages before I made a decision. I forced myself to read to page 150, but then decided to quit. It was difficult to make this decision since in my long life I've only given up on 2 other books. I do not like books about espionage and the many characters in this book made me like it even less. The two stars I've given it may or may not be fair since I did not finish it and since I would never have made the choice to read it on my own. ( )
  borealis07 | Jul 11, 2016 |
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"The Defector" is the perfect book for fans of well-crafted thrillers to pack in their tote bags for a day at the beach, the kind of page-turner that captures the reader from the opening chapter and doesn't let go.
tillagd av Shortride | ändraAssociated Press, Jerry Harkavy (Aug 3, 2009)
 
And yet, for all of its shortcomings, "The Defector" held me. Maybe it's Silva's skill in describing the flavor of such different places as London, Paris, Tel Aviv, Zurich, Washington, Moscow and more, or in making his plots deliciously complicated.
 
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Gabriel Allon's 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--a promise that leads to 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.

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