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Publisher Comments:

The sins of the past reverberate into the present, in an extraordinary novel by the new master of international suspense.

It was an ordinary-looking photograph. Just the portrait of a man. But the very sight of it chilled Allon to the bone.

Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to authenticate a painting, but the real object of his search becomes something else entirely: to find out the truth about the photograph that has turned his world upside down. It is the face of the unnamed man who brutalized his mother in the last days of World War II, during the Death March from Auschwitz. But is it really the same one? If so, who is he? How did he escape punishment? Where is he now?

Fueled by an intensity he has not felt in years, Allon cautiously begins to investigate; but with each layer that is stripped away, the greater the evil that is revealed, a web stretching across sixty years and thousands of lives. Soon, the quest for one monster becomes the quest for many. And the monsters are stirring...

Rich with sharply etched characters and prose, and a plot of astonishing intricacy, this is an uncommonly intelligent thriller by one of our very best writers.

Review:

"[S]uperbly crafted....Action and suspense abound, but this is serious fiction with a serious purpose. Silva keeps the pressure on the reader as well as his characters as there are important lessons to be learned and vital history to be remembered." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"Nerve searing and painfully beautiful, A Death in Vienna is brilliant." Patricia Cornwell

Review:

"Silva writes le Carre-style spy novels in which the action...retains knife-edge-sharp suspense....Scrupulously avoiding the whiplash that comes from too much action...this finely wrought thriller reads like an exquisitely suspenseful chess game." Connie Fletcher, Booklist

Review:

"As usual, Silva has crafted an exciting and complex novel." Library Journal

Review:

"A muffled hero caught in lethargic intrigue that will be disturbing news for readers....The most chilling section is the historical note at the end." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Gabriel Allon searches for the man who brutalized his mother during World War II, in the new international thriller by the author of The Confessor.

Synopsis:

Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to investigate a bombing and uncovers a portrait of evil stretching across sixty years and thousands of lives-and into his own personal nightmares.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399151439
Publisher:
Signet
Location:
New York
Author:
Silva, Daniel
Subject:
General
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
War criminals
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Vienna
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Art restorers
Subject:
Death marches
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Espionage
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
88/04
Publication Date:
February 23, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.42x6.44x1.33 in. 1.52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

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Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Technothrillers

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Product details 400 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399151439 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[S]uperbly crafted....Action and suspense abound, but this is serious fiction with a serious purpose. Silva keeps the pressure on the reader as well as his characters as there are important lessons to be learned and vital history to be remembered." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Review" by , "Nerve searing and painfully beautiful, A Death in Vienna is brilliant."
"Review" by , "Silva writes le Carre-style spy novels in which the action...retains knife-edge-sharp suspense....Scrupulously avoiding the whiplash that comes from too much action...this finely wrought thriller reads like an exquisitely suspenseful chess game."
"Review" by , "As usual, Silva has crafted an exciting and complex novel."
"Review" by , "A muffled hero caught in lethargic intrigue that will be disturbing news for readers....The most chilling section is the historical note at the end."
"Synopsis" by , Gabriel Allon searches for the man who brutalized his mother during World War II, in the new international thriller by the author of The Confessor.
"Synopsis" by ,

Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to investigate a bombing and uncovers a portrait of evil stretching across sixty years and thousands of lives-and into his own personal nightmares.

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