The former CNN reporter knows that those who can't be spies write best-selling spy novels. And Silva does so superbly, recalling (in some minds) the golden era of Greene and le Carre. His new novel, The Defector, features one of contemporary spydom's reigning faves, Israeli art restorer-cum-spook Gabriel Allon.
Wed., July 22, 7 p.m., 2009
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