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ISBN13: 9780451221728
ISBN10: 0451221729
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Gabriel Allon, art restorer and spy, is about to face the greatest challenge of his life.

Allon is recovering from his grueling showdown with a Palestinian master terrorist, when terrorism comes to find him once again. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer — photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, straight at the heart of the Vatican.

Allon warns his old friend Monsignor Luigi Donati, the pope's private secretary, and rushes to Rome to assist in security, but what neither he nor Donati knows is that the Vatican has been thoroughly penetrated. An extraordinary enemy walks among them...and he's just getting started.

In the days and weeks to come, Allon and his colleagues will find themselves in a deadly duel of wits against one of the most dangerous men in the world — a hunt that will take them across Europe to the Caribbean and back. But for them, there may simply not be enough of anything: enough time, enough facts, enough luck.

All Allon can do is set his trap — and hope that he is not the one caught in it.

Review:

"An engrossing and beautifully written contemporary spy thriller." Booklist

Review:

"The Messenger, as with all of Silva's books, is so entertaining and well written that it can be read and enjoyed simply as a thrilling story. But for those who are searching for something deeper, the meaning is there." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"Silva maintains tension and suspense with a story that travels all over the world." Denver Post

Review:

"For Silva fans, getting there is always half the fun. The Messenger explores in engrossing detail the setting-up of an undercover agent while providing delightful insights into the back-biting world of high-priced art." Orlando Sentinel

Synopsis:

The #1 national bestseller from the author of Prince of Fire

On the trail of a deadly al-Qaeda operative, Gabriel Allon returns in a spellbinding story of deception, power, and revenge by the New York Times bestselling "world-class practitioner of spy fiction" (Washington Post).

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, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, and The Messenger. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, NBC Today correspondent Jamie Gangel, and their two children, Lily and Nicholas.

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Edward Hahn, June 8, 2011 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
Some reviewers compare Daniel Silva with John LeCarre. That is pure nonsense. In my mind only two currently producing authors can write a spy novel that is more than an adventure story: LeCarre and Alan Furst.

That said, "The Messenger" is a very good adventure tale. The story is well plotted, the characters familiar, the pace satisfying, the suspense binding, and the ending blindingly fast and exciting. I had a hard time putting the book down with about 100 pages to go.

On the down side, there is very little gray in the story. It's all black and white. The leading character, Gabriel Allon's story is wearing thin after seven re-tellings. Some of the other characters are cardboard, though a few, like Julian Isherwood and Monsignor Donati, are interesting.

I recommend the book, even if you haven't read any of the preceding novels in the Gabriel Allon series. In spite of my carping, I will read the next in the series, "The Secret Servant".
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451221728
Author:
Silva, Daniel
Publisher:
Signet Book
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Gabriel Allon Novels
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7.54x4.20x1.10 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 512 pages Signet Book - English 9780451221728 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An engrossing and beautifully written contemporary spy thriller."
"Review" by , "The Messenger, as with all of Silva's books, is so entertaining and well written that it can be read and enjoyed simply as a thrilling story. But for those who are searching for something deeper, the meaning is there."
"Review" by , "Silva maintains tension and suspense with a story that travels all over the world."
"Review" by , "For Silva fans, getting there is always half the fun. The Messenger explores in engrossing detail the setting-up of an undercover agent while providing delightful insights into the back-biting world of high-priced art."
"Synopsis" by ,
The #1 national bestseller from the author of Prince of Fire

On the trail of a deadly al-Qaeda operative, Gabriel Allon returns in a spellbinding story of deception, power, and revenge by the New York Times bestselling "world-class practitioner of spy fiction" (Washington Post).

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