My problem with the latest Dan Silva novel, "Moscow Rules" is that it seems that Silva is playing by rules of his own. That effort fails; and soon a complicated plot involving Russian arms sales to all manner of countries and terrorists unfolds. - Olga Sukhova”. In the past two decades, all five of his books have made The New York Times' bestseller... Now the death of a journalist leads Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn. My drawbacks were the ability to shoot head shots with a badly damaged eye afte suffereing a terrrible beating......just did not seem realistic to me. In short order, Israeli foreign intelligent agent Gabriel Allon is on the hunt for Kharkov. and how does he get out of this? The twist in this book is that the bad guys are Russian black market arms dealers supplying Arab terrorists. (We had forgotten our first was "Death in Vienna" several years ago...) Allon’s honeymoon, and efforts to restore an old oil painting (his avocation), are interrupted by what was supposed to be a very brief assignment to meet a Russian journalist with something important to reveal. The unexpected presence of Ivan prevents Elena from sharing her knowledge, and Gabriel’s team must then follow the Russian aristocrat to France. Inevitably the plan falls apart at some critical juncture forcing Gabriel to single-handedly save the day..... and the world..... while providing the reader with a happy ending. Silva fans, espionage fans - helps if you read Silva before, A top notch thriller that I have come to expect from Daniel Silva. Each of his latest novels seems to have been become formulaic: 1. Apparently, this is book eight in a series about Gabriel Allon, a part-time art restorer and Israeli secret agent. In the post-communist years of gangsters and oil wealth, former KGB personnel are cashing in while using the same old techniques. In 2019, does Malcolm Gladwell even need an introduction? He pulls together a team of now well known characters and sets up a sting operation to snare the bad guys - usually Arab terrorists. He then forges a Cassatt painting and has Sarah represent it as a tender reflection of her childhood to Elena. Allon, an assassin and spy for the Office in Israel, is asked to do a small favor of meeting with a Russian journalist, who has information. The violent death of a journalist leads agent turned art-restorer, Gabriel Allon to Russia. Portuguese: As Regras de Moscovo. It’s Russia this time. A Moscow where a new generation of Stalinists is plotting to reclaim an empire lost, and to challenge the global dominance of its old enemy, the United States. A Conversation with Daniel Silva, Author of MOSCOW RULES. My favorite Daniel Silva book of the 20 some that I’ve now read. We went from superpower to basket case overnight.”, “I wonder what your mother would have said about a leader who fills young minds with paranoid fantasies about others plotting to steal what is rightly theirs. Maybe b/c it's book 8 in the series, they're all merging in my memory, but this one didn't stand out better than any of the others. Indeed, Gabriel fears that his profession as an art restorer is impossible. He’s playing by “Moscow Rules” now. July 22nd 2008 A Moscow where power resides once more behind the walls of the Kremlin and where critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. My problem with the latest Dan Silva novel, "Moscow Rules" is that it seems that Silva is playing by rules of his own. This time the Israeli assassin gets mixed up with an evil arms dealer in early 21st century Russia. Inevitably the plan falls apart at some critical juncture. Book 8 in the Gabriel Allon series (2008) Publisher: Putnam. Filled with rich prose and breathtaking turns of plot, Moscow Rules is at once superior entertainment and a searing cautionary tale about the new threats rising to the East – and Silva’s finest novel yet. This book furthered my American taught reservations of Russians. In this book Allon's attention moves from historical crimes to a present day case involving arms sales to al-Quaeda. Q: What are the Moscow Rules and are they real? Olga reveals her source to be Elena Kharkov, the wife of alleged arms dealer Ivan Kharkov—an oligarch with strong ties to both the old and new Kremlin governments. Yet, he is frustrated in his ability to get either Elena or Gabriel to reveal the whereabouts of Ivan and Elena's twin children. Except for the likes of Clancy, Coonts, and Forsyth, we don’t venture into international thrillers too often – indeed “Rules” was just our second novel by Daniel Silva featuring his leading man, Israeli top spy Gabriel Allon. The U.S. government secrets away Elena and her children, while the UK shelters Olga Sukhova and Grigori Bulganov; the latter two collaborate upon and publish an exhaustive account of Ivan's dealings. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Rules_(Daniel_Silva_novel) Kharkov is an arms dealer—and he is about to deliver Russia’s most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda. by Putnam Adult. Moscow Rules is a 2008 spy novel by Daniel Silva.. Gabriel Allon fighting the Russians on their home turf. by Daniel Silva. Silva includes a lot of stuff that is close to reality, which makes the story a little more edgy and also disturbing. (The Moscow Rules). In this story, Allon fights quite a few villains, not to mention the clock, to keep bad actors from getting their hands on deadly missiles brokered by a notorious Russian arms dealer. However, a serious eye injury (a battle scar from his most recent trip to Russia) prevents Gabriel from pursuing Ivan any further. Start by marking “Moscow Rules (Gabriel Allon, #8)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Welcome back. A reluctant Gabriel, busy in some remote but beautiful locale, (in this book he is on his honeymoon in Italy), is then summoned. The three quickly return to Moscow to once again retrieve Ivan's financial documents and to rescue Olga; they then proceed to the Ukraine, freedom, and new lives. Allon’s travels take him to various countries such as Italy, France, Russia and the American capitol. Boris Ostrovsky, editor of the independent Moskovsky Gazeta, claims to have exclusive information about imminent terror threats to the West and Israel but only dares entrust his knowledge with the now-famous Gabriel Allon. The title is based on the Cold War rules in which CIA agents were trained when operating against the Soviet Union, known as the "Moscow Rules" — for example, "Don't look back, you are never alone". Right!) He pulls together a team of now well known characters and sets up a sting operation to snare the bad guys - usually Arab terrorists. Author Silva has a keen appreciation of the different cities visited by Allon, his fellow agents and the unsavory associates of Kharkov; he paints some very attractive pictures with his words while also making sure the plot moves ahead smoothly. The villain is a rich Russian oligarch who is a weapons dealer. Russia was new terrain for these characters, and interesting since I have very little knowledge about Russia...and this piqued my interest. Daniel Silva was born in Michigan in 1960 and raised in California where he received his BA from Fresno State. The premise of Daniel Silva’s eighth Gabriel Allon thriller (about midway through the series so far) is that in Moscow, you shouldn’t trust anyone because you are never completely alone. Gabriel Allon gets persuaded back into the life of an Israeli intelligence officer … Mostly the tale is whether Allon and company can stave off a devastating shipment to Al-Qaeda; and whether the wife of the unscrupulous and wealthy arms merchant will cooperate in time. Daniel Silva was born in Michigan in 1960 and raised in California where he received his BA from Fresno State. Moscow Rules is definitely a different genre than I'm accustomed too but its an audiobook that I picked up at a nonprofit that supported woman in the county I grew up in and a great find for the price. Except for the likes of Clancy, Coonts, and Forsyth, we don’t venture into international thrillers too often – indeed “Rules” was just our second novel by Daniel Silva featuring his leading man, Israeli top spy Gabriel Allon. A: They are real, and every spy and intelligence officer knows them. Gabriel saves himself and Olga from an assassination attempt but, in so doing, arouses the suspicion of the FSB, Russia’s security department. List of Authors and Books in Order of Publication Order and Chronology. Moscow Rules book description The death of a journalist leads Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn. © Copyright 2011 - 2020 Daniel Silva. Because of the efforts of these four people, governments worldwide avert imminent terror attacks and freeze Ivan Kharkov's business ventures. Silva primarily writes espionage stories. Gabriel's drive to uncover this terror threat leads him to Russia, where he must play by a new set of rules that challenge even his abilities as Israel's top intelligence fieldworker.