In Daniel Silva's eighth book, we find Gabriel Allon heading to Moscow--not the grim, gray Moscow of Soviet times but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and choked with supercars. Power resides once more in the Kremlin though. New style Stalinists are plotting to reclaim an empire lost. One such man is Ivan Kharkov, a former KGB colonel who built a global investment empire. However hidden within that empire is a more lucrative and deadly business. Kharkov is an arms dealer—and he is about to deliver Russia’s most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda. Allon must learn the time and place of the delivery, and the clock is ticking. Moscow Rules is a great entertaining read and a sobering tale about the new threats rising from the east, that are relevant to today's world.