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"Of those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best."

-The Kansas City Star.

"The perfect book for fans of well-crafted thrillers ... the kind of page- turner that captures the reader from the opening chapter and doesn't let go."

-The Associated Press

Gabriel Allon, master art restorer and assassin, returns in a spellbinding new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

Over the course of a brilliant career, Daniel Silva has established himself as "the gold standard" of thriller writers (Dallas Morning News) who "has hit upon the perfect formula to keep espionage-friendly fans' fingers glued to his books, turning pages in nearly breathless anticipation" (BookPage). But now, having reached "the pinnacle of world-class spy thriller writing" (The Denver Post), Silva has produced his most extraordinary novel to date-a tale of greed, passion, and murder spanning more than half a century, centered on an object of haunting beauty.

Two families, one terrible secret, and a painting to die for ...

Determined to sever his ties with the Office, Gabriel Allon has retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall with his beautiful Venetian-born wife Chiara. But once again his seclusion is interrupted by a visitor from his tangled past: the endearingly eccentric London art dealer, Julian Isherwood. As usual, Isherwood has a problem. And it is one only Gabriel can solve.

In the ancient English city of Glastonbury, an art restorer has been brutally murdered and a long-lost portrait by Rembrandt mysteriously stolen. Despite his reluctance, Gabriel is persuaded to use his unique skills to search for the painting and those responsible for the crime. But as he painstakingly follows a trail of clues leading from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires and, finally, to a villa on the graceful shores of Lake Geneva, Gabriel discovers there are deadly secrets connected to the painting. And evil men behind them.

Before he is done, Gabriel will once again be drawn into a world he thought he had left behind forever, and will come face to face with a remarkable cast of characters: a glamorous London journalist who is determined to undo the worst mistake of her career, an elusive master art thief who is burdened by a conscience, and a powerful Swiss billionaire who is known for his good deeds but may just be behind one of the greatest threats facing the world.

Filled with remarkable twists and turns of plot, and told with seductive prose, The Rembrandt Affair is more than just summer entertainment of the highest order. It is a timely reminder that there are men in the world who will do anything for money.

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"Of those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best." The Kansas City Star

Review:

"The perfect book for fans of well-crafted thrillers...the kind of page-turner that captures the reader from the opening chapter and doesn't let go." The Associated Press

Synopsis:

The start of a contemporary international thriller series, by real-life ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame - author of the New York Times bestseller Fair Game - and suspense writer Sarah Lovett.

Synopsis:

When an art restorer is murdered and a portrait by Rembrandt is stolen, Gabriel Allon is pulled into a race across the globe against a group of powerful men who will do anything to keep the truth about the painting hidden...

About the Author

Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules and The Defector. He is married to NBC News Today correspondent Jamie Gangel. They have two children, Lily and Nicholas. In 2009 Silva was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council.

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Pat Wilkie, January 4, 2011 (view all comments by Pat Wilkie)
Daniel Silva is such a delight to meet -- and looks like what I think Gabriel Allon would look like!
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margaritalips, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by margaritalips)
Gabriel Allon is a character you can care about. I was continually surprised by his complex motivation and his amazing skills. The author blends history, adventure, political intrigue, interesting characters, and makes it all believable. Entertaining and informative like fiction can sometimes be.
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Bill Rossi, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Bill Rossi)
just very good as all of Silva novels are
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399156588
Author:
Silva, Daniel
Publisher:
Signet
Author:
Silva
Author:
Daniel
Author:
Lovett, Sarah
Author:
Plame, Valerie
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Gabriel Allon
Publication Date:
20110705
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
18-17

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"Review" by , "Of those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best."
"Review" by , "The perfect book for fans of well-crafted thrillers...the kind of page-turner that captures the reader from the opening chapter and doesn't let go."
"Synopsis" by ,
The start of a contemporary international thriller series, by real-life ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame - author of the New York Times bestseller Fair Game - and suspense writer Sarah Lovett.
"Synopsis" by ,
When an art restorer is murdered and a portrait by Rembrandt is stolen, Gabriel Allon is pulled into a race across the globe against a group of powerful men who will do anything to keep the truth about the painting hidden...

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