Former Justice Department operative, Cotton Malone, is at Lake Como, Italy, on the trail of legendary letters between Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini that disappeared in 1945 and could rewrite history. But someone else seems to be after the same letters and, when Malone obtains then loses them, he’s plunged into a hunt that draws the attention of the legendary Knights of Malta.
The knights have existed for over nine hundred years, the only warrior-monks to survive into modern times. Now they are a global humanitarian organization, but within their ranks lurks trouble — the Secreti — an ancient sect intent on affecting the coming papal conclave. With the help of Magellan Billet agent Luke Daniels, Malone races the rogue cardinal, the knights, the Secreti, and the clock to find what has been lost for centuries. The final confrontation culminates behind the walls of the Vatican where the election of the next pope hangs in the balance.
Over the course of ten previous novels, Daniel Silva’s 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 Carre” (Chicago Sun-Times) and Gabriel Allon as “one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
It 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 a superior entertainment, a searing cautionary tale about the new threats rising to the east — and Daniel Silva’s finest novel yet.
hardback176 pages copyright 1967,1949 ISBN 0448095262THE CLUE OF THE LEANING CHIMNEY - Carolyn KeeneAs a result of an encounter with a sinister stranger on a lonely country road, Nancy Drew and her friend Bess Marvin discover that a rare and valuable Chinese case had been stolen from the pottery shop of Dick Milton, a cousin of Bess. Dick had borrowed the vase from his friend, elderly Mr. Soong. He is determined to repay Mr. Soon for the loss and tells Nancy that if he can find "the leaning chimney," he fells he will be on the track of a discovery which will solve his financial problems. Nancy finds the leaning chimney, but it only leads her into more puzzles. Can there be any connection between the case theft --- one of a number of similar crimes --- and the strange disappearance of the pottery expert Eng Moy and his daughter Lei? Join Nancy and her friends in their exciting adventures as they unravel all the twisted strands of this intriguing mystery. 1. David Carr2. Ching is his brother.3. Kidnapped Eng and Lei Moy.
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 him 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.
Filled with breathtaking turns of plot and sophisticated prose, and populated by a remarkable cast of characters, The Defector is more than the most explosive thriller of the year. It is a searing tale Of love, vengeance, and courage created by the writer whom the critic’s call “ the perfect guide to the dangerous forces shaping our world” (The Orlando Sentinel). And it is Daniel Silva’s finest novel yet.
Hardback289 pagescopyright 2018ISBN 978-1-338-26389-3FANTASTIC BEASTS THE CRIMES OF GRIDELWALD - J.K.RowlingThe powerfup Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
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