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The English Girl (Gabriel Allon Book 13) Kindle Edition
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A breathtaking spy thriller from a bestselling author--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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No second chances
Madeline Hart is a rising star in British government: beautiful, intelligent, driven to succeed by an impoverished childhood. But she also has a dark secret: she is the lover of Prime Minister Jonathan Lancaster. When she disappears on the island of Corsica, it's clear her kidnappers know about the affair and intend to make the PM pay dearly for his sins. Fearful of a scandal that could destroy his career, Lancaster decides to handle the matter privately, and not involve the police.
Enter Gabriel Allon--assassin, art restorer, and spy--who must find Madeline within seven days before she is executed. With the clock ticking, Allon is thrust into a deadly game of shadows in which nothing is what it seems--and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies is the truth. . . .--This text refers to the mass_market edition.
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- File size : 1068 KB
- Print length : 421 pages
- Publisher : Aus CoPubs (1 August 2013)
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- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00C4M254Q
- Best Sellers Rank: 35,287 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.
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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.