"Daniel Silva brings Israeli art restorer and super spy Gabriel Allon out of retirement to take on a former KGB agent who is now a wealthy oligarch in Russia. Ivan Kharkov was last seen in MOSCOW RULES, a story of backroom interrogations and intricately staged scenes of violence and intrigue. Narrator Phil Gigante handles a smorgasbord of accents and intricate narrative with the same level of professionalism as the spies who are willing to kill and to die for their countries. Listeners will be on the edge of their seats at times as Gabriel carries out the chase, and feel a sense of loss when a lovable and heroic character dies. R.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"