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The English Girl (Gabriel Allon Book 13) Kindle Edition
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"[A] roller coaster ride....Silva is an excellent storyteller."--Judith Reveal, New York Journal of Books
"[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
"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
"Fast-paced intrigue and provocative characters make this a fine addition to an outstanding series."--People Magazine, 4 stars
"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
"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
"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
"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 --This text refers to the mass_market edition.
About the Author
Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #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, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, The Heist, The English Spy, The Black Widow, House of Spies and The Other Woman. He is best known for his long-running thriller series starring spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon. Silva's books are critically acclaimed bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages. He resides in Florida with his wife, television journalist Jamie Gangel, and their twins, Lily and Nicholas. For more information visit www.danielsilvabooks.com--This text refers to the mass_market edition.
- ASIN : B00C4M254Q
- Publisher : Aus CoPubs (1 August 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 1068 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 421 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 8,187 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Chapter after chapter, he documented events in a tight chronological order:
which made continued reading almost hypnotical.
Top reviews from other countries
But, when I read `The English Girl', I was pleasantly surprised to discover I was wrong, that Daniel Silva hasn't the slightest problem in writing a gripping and highly imaginative thriller.
Not only is the mistress of the English Prime Minister kidnapped and held to ransom but there's substantial disagreement in government circles about granting the Russians drilling rights to two newly discovered North Sea oilfields. Gabriel Allon, at the request of an old friend in the English Secret Service, is asked - unofficially - to sort out the kidnapping/ransom tissue. Unfortunately, as the trail moves to France, things go dangerously wrong...
Yes, it's an excellent thriller with a final and extremely clever twist to the storyline. Did I see it coming? The honest answer is `no' - although I've read enough of Daniel Silva's books to sense that things were not quite as simple as they first appeared.
Which means 'The English Girl' gains a well-deserved five star rating.
But will Gabriel Allon finally retire?
Read and enjoy...
A certain amount of tenderness is evident in Gabriel Allon for those he holds dear, but how does De Silva justify divorcing his faithful but damaged wife in order to marry his new wife? I don't think he makes the case.
That this is a work of fiction should not ignore the fact that what we say influences other people and those who enter the world of published works should think very carefully about what they justify and why for the sake of their readers.