First of all ... let me start by saying I adore Daniel Silva. When I interviewed him last year on Tagged about his book Moscow Rules, he was a total blast, and this year he didn't disappoint. Daniel has a great sense of humor and is fabulous to talk to on any topic. Of course it helps that I am a huge fan of his books and absolutely love his hero, or rather antihero Gabriel Allon.
Everyone in the Barnes and Noble studio was excited because talking to Daniel was a milestone of sorts for us. He is our first author to return to the show to talk about a new book. What it really means is that our show has been on for over a year... and that Mr. Silva is incredibly prolific! I spoke to him about his writing process, his research and about how he stays focused. I find the process of writing a book to be fascinating and the focus it takes truly amazing.
The Defector is a wonderful "unputdownable" read and don't worry if it is your first Gabriel Allon novel because it stands alone beautifully. Hopefully we will see Daniel Silva in the Tagged Studios next year to talk about his next book.