The English Girl: A Novel (Gabriel Allon) Hardcover – Import 16 Jul 2013
Product Description Review “This is thriller writing at the highest level offering up a tight plot believable characters and an ending that even the most jaded of readers probably won’t see coming.” ( Denver Post ) “As usual Silva takes the reader hostage from page one with his canny mix of spy craft and suspense….Silva’s ongoing ability to combine le Carré-like texture with high energy plotting has produced a string of commercial and critical successes. Chalk up another one.” ( Booklist ) “Fast-paced intrigue and provocative characters make this a fine addition to an outstanding series.” ( People Magazine 4 stars ) “Allon is a great political operative but Silva is an even greater writer. That is what makes THE ENGLISH GIRL a must read.” ( HuffingtonPost.com ) “Although Gabriel’s adventures are set in the real world of greedy politicians and grabs for control of a diminishing supply of natural resources ‘Israel’s avenging angel’ has the superhuman abilities that make for a satisfying fantasy.” ( Columbus Dispatch ) “Someone once said that their favorite books are ones that entertain and inform at the same time. The English Girl is one of those novels….A top-notch old-fashioned East-meets-West cloak-and-dagger thriller.” ( Bookreporter.com ) “[Silva’s] 13 Gabriel Allon novels have both entertained and informed tens of millions of readers about the realities of world in which we live more than any other writer over the past decade…. You will read the book in at most a couple of sittings.” ( The National Examiner ) “[A] roller coaster ride….Silva is an excellent storyteller.” ( Judith Reveal New York Journal of Books ) “Top-notch action.” ( Kirkus Reviews ) “One of the more unusual literary spies is Gabriel Allon an Israeli intelligence officer who wants to retire so he can continue as an artist restoring damaged master artworks. But life interferes and thank goodness because otherwise we wouldn’t have such great novels from Daniel Silva.” ( Lincoln Journal Star ) “Spectacular....This captivating new page-turner from the undisputed master of spy fiction is sure to thrill new and old fans alike.” ( D.C. Spotlight ) From the Back Cover Seven days One girl No second chances Madeline Hart is a rising star in Britain's governing party: beautiful intelligent driven by an impoverished childhood to succeed. But she is also a woman with a dark secret: she is the lover of Prime Minister Jonathan Lancaster. Somehow her kidnappers have learned of the affair and they intend to make the British leader pay dearly for his sins. Fearful of a scandal that will destroy his career Lancaster decides to handle the matter privately rather than involve the British police. It is a risky gambit not only for the prime minister but also for the operative who will conduct the search. You have seven days or the girl dies. Enter Gabriel Allon—master assassin art restorer and spy—who is no stranger to dangerous assignments or political intrigue. With the clock ticking Gabriel embarks on a desperate attempt to bring Madeline home safely. His mission takes him from the criminal underworld of Marseilles to an isolated valley in the mountains of Provence to the stately if faded corridors of power in London—and finally to a pulse-pounding climax in Moscow a city of violence and spies where there is a long list of men who wish Gabriel dead. From the novel's opening pages until the shocking ending when the true motives behind Madeline's disappearance are revealed The English Girl will hold readers spellbound. It is a timely reminder that in today's world money often matters more than ideology. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva has been called his generation's finest writer of suspense and foreign intrigue. See all Product Description
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