The Defector (novel)

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The Defector
The Defector
Author Daniel Silva
Country  United States
Language English
Series Gabriel Allon series
Genre Spy fiction, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons (US)
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 469
ISBN 9780399155680 (US)
Preceded by Moscow Rules
Followed by The Rembrandt Affair

The Defector is a 2009 spy novel by Daniel Silva.[1] It spent four weeks as a New York Times Bestseller, reaching the list's top spot. [2][3]. It's the 9th book in the Gabriel Allon series. Released July 21, 2009, the cover depicts the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in London[4] The cover of the paperback printing by Signet (July 2010) depicts St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

Plot summary[edit]

Much of the story is set in Russia, where Gabriel Allon tries to rescue Russian defector Grigori Bulganov, who was introduced in an earlier book in the series. Bulganov had been kidnapped, and Gabriel Allon must save him from the clutches of Ivan Kharkov, also from the previous book.

International titles[edit]

Portuguese: O Desertor. (The Defector). (2010). ISBN 9789722522182[5]


  1. ^ a b "The Defector". The Library of Congress Catalog Record. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  2. ^ "Best Sellers". New York Times. August 30, 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Best Sellers". New York Times. August 9, 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Defector is coming July, 21 2009"
  5. ^ "O Desertor". In WorldCat. Retrieved 2012-11-27.