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Publisher's Summary

The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon novel from the "gold standard" (The Dallas Morning New) of thriller writers.

Over the course of ten previous novels, Daniel Silva has established himself as one of the world's finest writers of international intrigue and espionage- "a worthy successor to such legends as Frederick Forsyth and John le Carré" (Chicago Sun-Times)-and Gabriel Allon as "one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series" (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Now the death of a journalist leads Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn. He's playing by Moscow rules now.

This is not the grim, gray Moscow of Soviet times but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. A Moscow where power resides once more behind the walls of the Kremlin and where critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. 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.

One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel who built a global investment empire on the rubble of the Soviet Union. Hidden within that empire, however, is a more lucrative and deadly business: Kharkov is an arms dealer-and he is about to deliver Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al- Qaeda. Unless Allon can learn the time and place of the delivery, the world will see the deadliest terror attacks since 9/11-and the clock is ticking fast.

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.

©2008 Danie Silva; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Daniel Silva brings new life to the international thriller." (Newsday)

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Bad narrator

I am a great fan of Daniel Silva, but this narrator is so bad, I wasn't able to finish this book. It seems that the author has some responsibility to their readers to ensure that the narrator is competent before selling the audio rights to their book.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Raymond
  • Mt Airy, NC, USA
  • 08-07-08

Excellent story

Regardless of what others have said about the narrator, I thought it was well done. The story was intense and reminded me that the cold war was never really over with, just went dormant, and now has erupted......again.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Moscow Rules

This is the best book by Daniel Silva in many years. It has a thoughtful insight into the current situation in Russia. It is an excellent political thriller.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Jason
  • arlington, VA, USA
  • 08-21-08

Decent narration, bad direction / editing.

The narrator is good in general, but mispronounces several fairly common French and Hebrew words. In a novel that takes place (partly) in France with Israeli characters, this makes the production seem shoddy. This is the director's job to fix, though, not the narrator's.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Loved it.

Another great Gabriel Alon story from a great story teller.. Lots of suspense and intrigue.

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Great story, writing and performance.

The descriptions of locations are vivid and more important accurate. The characters are all so deep. The performance brings it all to life exquisitely. An incredible book and listening adventure.

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An excellent story; captures interest.

If you could sum up Moscow Rules in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, captivating and smooth

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gabriel

What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

He maintained the pace and added color to the characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, couldn't have taken the time.

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great series

I love this series of books. This writer really did some research to write this detail in each book.

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Formulaic and dry

I like this series, but in this edition, the author seemed to run out of ideas and simply changed the villian to Russia instead of Islamic terrorists. This book had even more of a deus ex machina ending that most of Mr. Silva's books. Silva has many books. Read another.

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Intense as always

Another Silva thriller that will disrupt any readers days and nights. A book that you cannot put down.

this book written8years ago has plot themes that are uncannily 2017 appropriate. one might call Silva a clairvoyant.