Gabriel Allon just wants to spend some time with his new wife in a country villa, far from the daily dangers of the international spy game. Then a call comes from a journalist who has something important to say, and only to Allon. Its a short, simple mission just meet with the journalist, get the information and go back to his wife. But nothings ever simple in a Daniel Silva thriller, and this time is no different. Just as theyre about to meet, the man falls dead at Allons feet and the game begins. But who is on what side and what are they after? All Allon knows for sure is that one man is already dead and he may be next.
Daniel Silvas Moscow Rules is another page-turner from the man who wrote last years The Secret Servant and, before that, The Messenger and The Kill Artist. This time the action is set in Moscow, where the countrys new wealth has created demigod capitalists who will go to any lengths to protect their investments. Silva reads from Moscow Rules today at 3 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Sun., July 27, 3 p.m., 2008