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kcb45, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by kcb45)
Daniel Silva's novels are consistent in fast pace and mystery, and his characters show passion and political commitment to justice. Gabriel Allon, both an Israeli spy and an Italian painting restorer continues to be lively and more than exciting to follow. Whether The Fallen Angel is the first Silva/Allon book or the next in the continuing series for the reader, it is immensely satisfying reading. This is well-worth acquiring in actual Hardcover, because each Silva is a delight to read, reread, and reread. The on-going story of Allon, his family, and his colleagues is ever-interesting, as well as the tight, effective plot of each new novel, so each is two good reads at a time. the Fallen Angel was worth stopping whatever else seemed to be going on and just reading straight through, and then again.
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Johnathan, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Johnathan)
This is undoubtedly the best book I read during 2012
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This is undoubtedly the best book I read during 2012
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One of my favorites from 2012
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ISBN:
9780062073129
Author:
Silva, Daniel
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Espionage
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Gabriel Allon
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 22.8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Art restorer, assassin, spy—Gabriel Allon returns in The Fallen Angel, another blockbuster espionage thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. The acclaimed author of Portrait of a Spy, Silva (“a world class practitioner of spy fiction” —Washington Post) is an undisputed master of the genre who has brought “new life to the international thriller” (Newsday).

A breathtaking adventure that races around the globe, The Fallen Angel begins in Rome, where Allon is called upon to investigate a murder at the Vatican, one with disastrous repercussions that could plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. If you havent yet been drawn into Daniel Silvas thrilling universe of intrigue, danger, and exceptional spycraft, start here—and see why the Philadelphia Inqurer declares that, “The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series.”

"Synopsis" by , After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to His Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome. The Vatican police suspect suicide, though Gabriel believes otherwise. So, it seems, does Donati. But the monsignor is fearful that a public inquiry might inflict another scandal on the Church, and so he calls upon Gabriel to quietly pursue the truth—with one caveat.

"Rule number one at the Vatican," Donati said. "Don't ask too many questions."

Gabriel learns that the dead woman had uncovered a dangerous secret—a secret that threatens a global criminal enterprise that is looting timeless treasures of antiquity and selling them to the highest bidder. But there is more to this network than just greed. A mysterious operative is plotting an act of sabotage that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. . . .

An intoxicating blend of art, intrigue, and history, The Fallen Angel moves swiftly from the cloistered chambers of the Vatican to the glamorous ski slopes of St. Moritz to the graceful avenues of Berlin and Vienna—and, finally, to a shocking climax beneath the world's most sacred and contested parcel of land. Each setting in this extraordinary novel is rendered with the care of an Old Master, as are the spies, lovers, priests, and thieves who inhabit its pages. It is a story of faith and of the destructive power of secrets—and an all too timely reminder that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

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