A timely and explosive new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon comes from Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author.
Viktor Orlov had a pre-arranged meeting with death. He was once Russia’s wealthiest man, but now lives in luxurious exile in London, where he has waged a never-ending crusade against the authoritarian kleptocrats who have taken control of the Kremlin. His home in Chelsea’s exclusive Cheyne Walk is one of London’s most heavily guarded private residences.Despite this, Russia’s vengeful president finally crosses Orlov’s name off his kill list on a rainy summer evening in the midst of a global pandemic.
Before him was the receiver from his landline telephone, a half-drunk glass of red wine, and a stack of documents.…
A deadly nerve agent has been found in the documents. They were delivered to Orlov’s home by one of his employees, a prominent investigative reporter from the anti-Kremlin Moskovskaya Gazeta, according to the Metropolitan Police. When the reporter disappears from London hours after the murder, MI6 believes she is a Moscow Center assassin who has deftly breached Orlov’s formidable defenses.
But Gabriel Allon, who owes Viktor Orlov his life, believes his British intelligence colleagues are dangerously mistaken. His desperate search for the truth will take him from London to Amsterdam and then to Geneva, where a private intelligence service run by a childhood friend of Russian President is using KGB-style “active measures” to undermine the West from within.The Haydn Group is planning a heinous act of violence that will throw an already fractured America into chaos while leaving Russia unchallenged. It can only be stopped by Gabriel Allon, with the help of a brilliant young woman working for the world’s dirtiest bank.
The Cellist is an elegant and sophisticated film that explores one of the most serious threats to the West today: the corrupting influence of dirty money wielded by a revanchist and reckless Russia. It’s both a hopeful novel and a stark warning about democracy’s precarious state.And it demonstrates why Daniel Silva is regarded as the best suspense and international intrigue writer of his generation.