Moscow Rules

Slipping across borders from Vatican City to St. Petersburg, Jerusalem to Washington, DC, Allon is playing for time—and playing by Moscow rules.

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440633576

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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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.

Moscow Rules

Many of them are still among us. Here, historian and author Douglas Boyd explores for the first time the relationship between the KGB and its ghastly brood of ‘daughters’ – a true family from hell.

Author: Douglas Boyd

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750963549

Category: History

Page: 224

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After the guns fell silent in May 1945, the USSR resumed its clandestine warfare against the western democracies. Soviet dictator Josef Stalin installed secret police services in all the satellite countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Trained by his NKVD – a predecessor of the KGB – officers of the Polish UB, the Czech StB, the Hungarian AVO, Romania’s Securitate, Bulgaria’s KDS, Albania’s Sigurimi and the Stasi of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) spied on and ruthlessly repressed their fellow citizens on the Soviet model. When the resultant hatred exploded in uprisings – in GDR 1953, Hungary 1956 and Czechoslovakia 1968 – they were put down by brutality, bloodshed and Soviet tanks. What was at first not so obvious was that these state terror organisations were also designed for military and commercial espionage in the West, to conceal the real case officers in Moscow. Specially trained operatives undertook mokrye dyela or ‘wet jobs’, including assassination of émigrés and other anti-Soviet figures. Perhaps the most menacing were the sleepers who settled in the West, married and had children while waiting to strike against their host countries. Many of them are still among us. Here, historian and author Douglas Boyd explores for the first time the relationship between the KGB and its ghastly brood of ‘daughters’ – a true family from hell.

The Moscow Rules

Intelligence work was effectively impossible. The Soviet threat loomed larger than ever. The Moscow Rules tells the story of the intelligence breakthroughs that turned the odds in America's favor.

Author: Antonio J. Mendez

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 9781541762183

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

View: 487

From the spymaster and inspiration for the movie Argo: how a group of brilliant but under-supported CIA operatives developed breakthrough spy tactics that helped turn the tide of the Cold War Antonio Mendez and his future wife Jonna were CIA operatives working to spy on Moscow in the late 1970s, at one of the most dangerous moments in the Cold War. Soviets kept files on all foreigners, studied their patterns, and tapped their phones. Intelligence work was effectively impossible. The Soviet threat loomed larger than ever. The Moscow Rules tells the story of the intelligence breakthroughs that turned the odds in America's favor. As experts in disguise, Antonio and Jonna were instrumental in developing a series of tactics--Hollywood-inspired identity swaps, ingenious evasion techniques, and an armory of James Bond-style gadgets--that allowed CIA officers to outmaneuver the KGB. As Russia again rises in opposition to America, this remarkable story is a tribute to those who risked everything for their country, and to the ingenuity that allowed them to succeed.

Moscow Rules

A major reason, this book argues, is that Western leaders tend to think that Russia should act as a “rational” Western nation—even though Russian leaders for centuries have thought and acted based on their country's much different ...

Author: Keir Giles

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815735758

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 889

From Moscow, the world looks different. It is through understanding how Russia sees the world—and its place in it—that the West can best meet the Russian challenge. Russia and the West are like neighbors who never seem able to understand each other. A major reason, this book argues, is that Western leaders tend to think that Russia should act as a “rational” Western nation—even though Russian leaders for centuries have thought and acted based on their country's much different history and traditions. Russia, through Western eyes, is unpredictable and irrational, when in fact its leaders from the czars to Putin almost always act in their own very predictable and rational ways. For Western leaders to try to engage with Russia without attempting to understand how Russians look at the world is a recipe for repeated disappointment and frequent crises. Keir Giles, a senior expert on Russia at Britain's prestigious Chatham House, describes how Russian leaders have used consistent doctrinal and strategic approaches to the rest of the world. These approaches may seem deeply alien in the West, but understanding them is essential for successful engagement with Moscow. Giles argues that understanding how Moscow's leaders think—not just Vladimir Putin but his predecessors and eventual successors—will help their counterparts in the West develop a less crisis-prone and more productive relationship with Russia.

The Moscow Rules

Intelligence work was effectively impossible. The Soviet threat loomed larger than ever. The Moscow Rules tells the story of the intelligence breakthroughs that turned the odds in America's favor.

Author: Antonio J. Mendez

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1541762177

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

View: 376

From the spymaster and inspiration for the movie Argo, discover the "real-life spy thriller" of the brilliant but under-supported CIA operatives who developed breakthrough spy tactics that helped turn the tide of the Cold War (Malcolm Nance). Antonio Mendez and his future wife Jonna were CIA operatives working to spy on Moscow in the late 1970s, at one of the most dangerous moments in the Cold War. Soviets kept files on all foreigners, studied their patterns, and tapped their phones. Intelligence work was effectively impossible. The Soviet threat loomed larger than ever. The Moscow Rules tells the story of the intelligence breakthroughs that turned the odds in America's favor. As experts in disguise, Antonio and Jonna were instrumental in developing a series of tactics -- Hollywood-inspired identity swaps, ingenious evasion techniques, and an armory of James Bond-style gadgets -- that allowed CIA officers to outmaneuver the KGB. As Russia again rises in opposition to America, this remarkable story is a tribute to those who risked everything for their country, and to the ingenuity that allowed them to succeed.


Moscow Rules

Robert Moss. V MOSCOW RULES Robert Moss ! \ G.I^HALL^fCO. Boston, Massachusetts 1985.

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: G K Hall & Company

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 605

View: 933

Sasha Preobrazhensky infiltrates the upper echelons of the Soviet power structure and attempts to destroy the Kremlin and topple the entire Soviet political system in a bloodless coup

Spy Flash III

You're a newly minted spy on your first assignment.

Author: P a Duncan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 342

View: 942

You're a newly minted spy on your first assignment. You've been trained. You've been tested. You know what you're doing, but what happens when the first time you set foot on a Moscow or Berlin or Beijing street and find you're surrounded by enemy operatives.There are rules.Ignore them, and you get what you deserve. Follow them, and maybe you get to retire at a ripe, old age.Every spy learns The Moscow Rules, but there were created in those old, Cold War days. Are they outdated? What do they really mean? Are they flexible enough? Do they even matter anymore in an espionage arena so dependent on technology to do the spying?You're about to find out.

Moscow Rules

Richard Brammer's fifth book misappropriates these rules and uses them to hold together a mixture of borrowed registers (Mills and Boon romance literature, scientific jargon, re-purposed fashion spread captions) to form a fractured anti ...

Author: Richard Brammer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519164995

Category:

Page: 164

View: 611

Richard Brammer's 5th book. "With his trademark mix of high couture, avant-garde Mills and Boon, pretentious shabby-chic adjectives that add value every time plus only the coolest proper nouns, Richard Brammer has done it again. 164 pages for Public Dick Punks everywhere and all wrapped up in one handy reference manual." Richard Brammer on Richard Brammer


The Defector

The defector and former Russian intelligence officer, who saved Gabriel's life in Moscow Rules, has vanished without a trace. British intelligence suspect the defector was always a double agent, but Gabriel is convinced otherwise.

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718155823

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 313

Gabriel Allon brought down the most dangerous man in the world. But he made one mistake. Leaving him alive . . . Spy turned art restorer Gabriel Allon is trying to resume his honeymoon in the secluded hills of Umbria with his new wife, Chiara, when shocking news reaches him from London. The defector and former Russian intelligence officer, who saved Gabriel's life in Moscow Rules, has vanished without a trace. British intelligence suspect the defector was always a double agent, but Gabriel is convinced otherwise. Gabriel and his team 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 Gabriel 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. The Defector is a searing tale of love, vengeance and courage . . .

Smiley s People

A spy story that gives the final convulsive confrontation between George Smiley and his mortal enemy, Karla.

Author: John le Carre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455800

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 604

A spy story that gives the final convulsive confrontation between George Smiley and his mortal enemy, Karla.

The Messenger

On the trail of a deadly al-Qaeda operative, Gabriel Allon returns in a spellbinding story of deception, power, and revenge by the #1 New York Times bestselling "world-class practitioner of spy fiction" (Washington Post).

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101211148

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 162

On the trail of a deadly al-Qaeda operative, Gabriel Allon returns in a spellbinding story of deception, power, and revenge by the #1 New York Times bestselling "world-class practitioner of spy fiction" (Washington Post). Gabriel Allon—art restorer and spy—is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer—photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, aimed straight at the heart of the Vatican. Allon and his colleagues soon find themselves in a deadly duel of wits against one of the most dangerous men in the world—a hunt that will take them across Europe to the Caribbean and back. But for them, there may not be enough of anything: enough time, enough facts, enough luck. All Allon can do is set his trap—and hope that he is not the one caught in it.

The Cellist

Master of international intrigue Daniel Silva follows up his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestsellers The Order, The New Girl, and The Other Woman with this riveting, action-packed tale of espionage and suspense featuring art restorer and ...

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008280770

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 708

Master of international intrigue Daniel Silva follows up his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestsellers The Order, The New Girl, and The Other Woman with this riveting, action-packed tale of espionage and suspense featuring art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon.

The New Girl

#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 USA Today Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Now you see her. Now you don’t. THE NEW GIRL. A thriller of deception, betrayal, and vengeance.

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062834894

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 513

#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 USA Today Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Now you see her. Now you don’t. THE NEW GIRL. A thriller of deception, betrayal, and vengeance. She was covered from head to toe in expensive wool and plaid, the sort of stuff one saw at the Burberry boutique in Harrods. She carried a leather bookbag rather than a nylon backpack. Her patent leather ballet slippers were glossy and bright. She was proper, the new girl, modest. But there was something else about her ... At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful raven-haired girl who arrives each morning in a motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. In truth, her father is Khalid bin Mohammed, the much-maligned crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Once celebrated for his daring social and religious reforms, he is now reviled for his role in the murder of a dissident journalist. And when his only child is brutally kidnapped, he turns to the one man he can trust to find her before it is too late. What’s done cannot be undone ... Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, has spent most of his life fighting terrorists, including the murderous jihadists financed by Saudi Arabia. Prince Khalid—or KBM, as he is known—has pledged to finally break the bond between the Kingdom and radical Islam. For that reason alone, Gabriel regards him as a valuable if flawed partner. Together they will become unlikely allies in a deadly secret war for control of the Middle East. The life of a child, and the throne of Saudi Arabia, hang in the balance. Both men have made their share of enemies. And both have everything to lose. Filled with dark humor, breathtaking twists of plot, and an unforgettable cast of characters, The New Girl is both a thrilling, page-turning tale of entertainment and a sophisticated study of political alliances and great-power rivalries in a dangerous world. And it is once again proof that Gabriel Allon is “one of fiction’s greatest spies” (Kirkus) and Daniel Silva is “quite simply the best” (Kansas City Star) writer of foreign intrigue and suspense at work today.

Spy Dust

Reviewed and released by the CIA, opening a window on the true-life world of espionage -- the elusive identities, the sophisticated gadgetry, the triple-think strategies -- Spy Dust reveals more about U.S. intelligence techniques abroad ...

Author: Antonio J. Mendez

Publisher: Beyond Words/Atria Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 809

Reviewed and released by the CIA, opening a window on the true-life world of espionage -- the elusive identities, the sophisticated gadgetry, the triple-think strategies -- Spy Dust reveals more about U.S. intelligence techniques abroad than any other published work of nonfiction. Moscow, 1988. The twilight of the Cold War. The KGB is at its most ruthless, and has now indisputably gained the upper hand over the CIA in the intelligence war. But no one knows how. Ten CIA agents and double-agents have gone missing in the last three years. They have either been executed or they are unaccounted for. At Langley, several theories circulate as to how the KGB seems suddenly to have become telepathic, predicting the CIA's every move. Some blame the defection of Edward Lee Howard three years before, and suspect that more high-placed moles will be unearthed. Others speculate that the KGB's surveillance successes have been heightened by the invention of an invisible electromagnetic powder that allows them to keep tabs on anyone who touches it: spy dust. CIA officers Tony Mendez and Jonna Goeser come together to head up a team of technical wizards and operational specialists, determined to solve the mystery that threatens to overshadow the Cold War's final act. Working against known and unknown hostile forces, as well as some unfriendly elements within the CIA, they devise controversial new operational methods and techniques to foil the KGB, and show the extraordinary lengths to which U.S. intelligence is willing to go to protect a source, then rescue him when his world starts to collapse. At the same time, Tony and Jonna find themselves falling deeply in love. During a fascinating odyssey that began in Indochina fifteen years before and ends in a breathtakingly daring operation in the heart of the Kremlin's Palace of Congresses, Spy Dust catapults the reader from the Hindu Kush to Hollywood, from Havana to Moscow, but cannot truly conclude until its protagonists are safely wedded in rural Maryland. At a time when the public has more questions than ever about the role of our intelligence services, and what is being done in America's name, Spy Dust both reassures us and gives us hope for the espionage battles of the future.

House of Spies

Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of The Black Widow comes the thrilling new blockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon.

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008104751

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 105

Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of The Black Widow comes the thrilling new blockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon.

Daniel Silva 2 Book Thriller Collection Portrait of a Spy The Fallen Angel

‘Allon is the 21st century Bond.’ Daily Mail From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva comes a two-book collection featuring art restorer and spy, Gabriel Allon – includes PORTRAIT OF A SPY and THE FALLEN ANGEL.

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008108668

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 435

‘Allon is the 21st century Bond.’ Daily Mail From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva comes a two-book collection featuring art restorer and spy, Gabriel Allon – includes PORTRAIT OF A SPY and THE FALLEN ANGEL.

The Rembrandt Affair

Gabriel Allon must travel the world to track down a painting worth killing for in this #1 New York Times bestseller.

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101188782

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 614

Gabriel Allon must travel the world to track down a painting worth killing for in this #1 New York Times bestseller. Having retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall with his beautiful wife, Gabriel Allon's seclusion is interrupted by an eccentric London art dealer with a problem. An art restorer has been brutally murdered and a portrait by Rembrandt stolen—and only Gabriel can find it. But as he pursues the masterpiece across the globe, Gabriel discovers there are deadly secrets connected to the painting—and even deadlier men who will do anything to keep them.

The Black Widow

‘Allon is the 21st century Bond’ Daily Mail No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest tale of high-stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon.

Author: Daniel Silva

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0007552378

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 976

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest tale of high-stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon.