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"Allon is the 21st century Bond - elegantly paced, subtle and well-informed. If you haven't read Silva before, try Portrait of a Spy - and then go back and read the series.' Daily Mail 'Sexily brooding Allon... must be the most famous superspy not played by Daniel Craig' Daily Telegraph 'In true Bauer fashion, shoot-outs, kidnappings and international terror plots follow Gabriel Allon wherever he goes' USA Today 'Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of the plot' People --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
It was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London for master art restorer and spy Gabriel Allonand his wife, Chiara. But a deadly pair of bombings in Paris and Copenhagen has already marred this lovelyautumn day. Then, before he can stop a man he suspectsis about to launch a third attack in Covent Garden,Gabriel is knocked to the pavement—and he can only watch helplessly as the nightmare unfolds.
The haunting memory of his failure to stop the massacre of innocents is still fresh when Gabriel is summoned to Washington—and plunged into a deadly confrontation with the new face of global terror. An elusive American-born cleric in Yemen—once a paid CIA asset whomAllah has granted "a beautiful and seductive tongue"—stands at the center of the explosive plague of death and destruction. And the worst is yet to come . . .
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Another terrific book by Daniel Silva!
I have read everything Daniel Silva has written. I always feel that Daniel Silva has put a lot of research into every book of his that I... Read more
Couldn't put it down. Thrilling and educational. Silva's research is always impressive.Published 3 months ago by J.Palmer
Typical good read from Daniel Silva. Perhaps a bit too typical, if you have read the other Gabriel Allon books you will see the same formula for each. Good story all the same.Published 9 months ago by sydj
I just loved it! I felt until the end that I was part of the story. Very well written, the chPublished 17 months ago by martine
Daniel Silva is a master story teller and I love reading his books. His main character Gabriel Allon is quite fascinating.Published 18 months ago by Charlotte Lortie