Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2009.
CWA Judges’ comments: A masterful rendering of a story that sounds uncomfortably close to the truth. A credible cast of characters, written with style and wit. It's great to be in the hands of a writer who knows exactly what he is doing.
The violent death of a journalist leads secret agent Gabriel Allon to Russia. But this is not the grim Moscow of Soviet times, but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and in thrall to a new generation of rich Stalinists plotting to challenge an old enemy: the United States. One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel whose global empire is built on a lucrative and deadly business. Kharkov is an arms dealer - and he's about to sell Russia's most dangerous weapon to al-Qaeda. Unless Allon can learn the time and place of delivery, the world will suffer its deadliest terror attack since 9/11. The countdown to Armageddon has begun.
Publication date: 30/07/2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||30th July 2009|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Moscow Rules and ten other novels. Best known for his spy thrillers starring art restorer and sometime assassin Gabriel Allon, Silva's books are international bestsellers that are published in more than 25 different languages. Silva began his career in journalism working for United Press International where he worked as Chief Middle East Correspondent based in Cairo. He traveled extensively in the region and covered the Iran-Iraq war, terrorism and political conflicts. On assignment in the Persian Gulf, he met his wife, Jamie Gangel, National Correspondent for NBC's Today Show. The two ...More About Daniel Silva