Moscow Rules

Moscow Rules

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Penguin Putnam
The death of a journalist leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn in this #1 New York Times bestseller.

Moscow is no longer the gray, grim city of Soviet times. Now it is awash with oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. But in the new Russia, power once again resides behind the walls of the Kremlin. Critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. And a new generation of Stalinists plots to reclaim an empire&;and challenge the United States.

One of those men is Ivan Kharkov, ex-KGB, who built a financial empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Part of his profit comes from arms dealing. And he is about to deliver Russia&;s most sophisticated weapons to the United States&; most dangerous enemy, unless Israeli foreign intelligence agent Gabriel Allon can stop him. Slipping across borders from Vatican City to St. Petersburg, Jerusalem to Washington, DC, Allon is playing for time&;and playing by Moscow rules.

Baker & Taylor
Investigating the suspicious death of a journalist in Moscow, Gabriel Allon learns of the machinations of a former KGB colonel whose covert arms dealing business is part of a larger plot to challenge the global dominance of the United States.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781440633577
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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A good read but drags a little in the middle when he is interrogated by the Russians. I wish there was more closure around the crime lord's demise but overall this meets expectations for a Silva novel; gripping, unpredictable and politically fraught.

Apr 14, 2019


Dec 06, 2017

Another in the Gabriel Allon series, there is little you can criticize about Silva's writing. It is another excellent read though the plot near the end is not as believable as some other titles.

Apr 26, 2011

I liked it right until the end, when I thought the ending was pretty bad

Jan 16, 2011

Classic Silva good read

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