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The Defector

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Daniel Silva

Narrated By: Phil Gigante

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: July 2009

Duration: 11 hours 1 minutes


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.


  • Karen Falconer

    fabulous story, was on the edge of my seat most of the book, compelling characters, brilliantly narrated!

  • Anonymous

    I only regret that I can only give this book 5 needs 10. I was torn between wanting to get to the conclusion and not wanting it to end. If you haven't met Gabriel Allon, you need to read the whole series by Daniel Silva. Love it, Love it, LOVE IT!!


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