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Publisher Comments:

The Unlikely Spy, Daniel Silva's extraordinary debut novel, was applauded by critics as it rocketed onto national bestseller lists. "Briskly suspenseful, tightly constructed . . . reminiscent of John le Carré's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold," said The New York Times. "Silva has clearly done his homework, mixing fact and fiction to delicious effect and building tension-with the breathtaking double and triple turns of plot-like a seasoned pro," praised People.

Now Silva has outdone himself, with a taut, lightning-paced thriller rooted assuredly in fact: Switzerland's shameful WWII record of profiteering and collaboration with Nazi Germany. When art restorer and occasional Israeli agent Gabriel Allon is sent to Zurich, Switzerland, to restore the painting of a reclusive millionaire banker, he arrives to find his would-be employer murdered at the foot of his Raphael. A secret collection of priceless, illicitly gained Impressionist masterpieces is missing. Gabriel's handlers step out of the shadows to admit the truth-the collector had been silenced-and Gabriel is put back in the high-stakes spy game, battling wits with the rogue assassin he helped to train.

Tense, taut, expertly crafted, and brimming with unexpected reversals, The English Assassin is Daniel Silva at his storytelling best.

Synopsis:

Israeli intelligence operative Gabriel Allon ("The Kill Artist") probes a murder in which he is implicated in the ingenious new espionage thriller by the bestselling author of "The Unlikely Spy."

About the Author

Daniel Silva is the bestselling author of The Kill Artist, The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, and The Marching Season. He lives with his wife, NBC correspondent Jamie Gangel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399148514
Author:
Silva, Daniel
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Location:
New York
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Art thefts
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Israelis.
Subject:
Zurich
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
107-116
Publication Date:
20020304
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.32 x 6.3 x 1.3 in 1.5 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Israeli intelligence operative Gabriel Allon ("The Kill Artist") probes a murder in which he is implicated in the ingenious new espionage thriller by the bestselling author of "The Unlikely Spy."
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