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The English Spy
Publisher
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HarperCollins
ISBN 10
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000759299X
ISBN 13
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9780007592999
No. Of Pages
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484
Type
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PAPERBACK
Description :

#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon.

First there was THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN.

Then there was THE ENGLISH GIRL.

Now comes THE ENGLISH SPY . . .

Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with seventeen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back—from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant hero, Gabriel Allon—art restorer, assassin, spy—has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.

Following the success of his smash hit The Heist, Daniel Silva returns with another blockbuster—a powerhouse novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination, and is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts.

Editorial Review :

Library Journal
02/01/2015
Art restorer, assassin, and spy, Gabriel Allon is back for your entertainment. No plot details yet, but expect lots of readers for this latest in a string of New York Times best sellers from Silva, whose sales have been bounding. There's a 500,000-copy first printing.
Kirkus Reviews
2015-06-17
Gabriel Allon may be a talented, world-renowned restorer of classic paintings, but he's willing to kneecap a Russian spy if necessary. In Silva's (The Heist, 2014, etc.) latest, Allon, bravura field agent for "the Office," Israel's secret spy organization, isn't worried about art supplies. He's after Eamon Quinn, a mercenary who was once the Real IRA's top bomb-maker, who's just killed the widely beloved ex-wife of the future king of England, an "immensely shy and beautiful middle-class girl" who turned out to be "wholly unsuited for life in the royal fishbowl." It turns out the princess was collateral damage, her assassination engineered to lure Allon and Christopher Keller, British SAS veteran-turned-professional assassin, into pursuit. The Russian spy agency has hired Quinn to kill Allon as payback for destroying its plot to blackmail Britain's prime minister into granting North Sea oil rights. Quinn gets a bonus: Keller, his blood-enemy from the days of the Troubles. With Vienna's, London's, and Belfast's mean streets providing atmosphere, Silva deftly weaves together narrative threads and seamlessly drops in back story without boring longtime fans. Allon's always an empathetic protagonist; now Keller's character gets depth and nuance. Allon and Keller, ego and id laser-focused on Quinn, are lured into a London bombing and then a gunfight raid at a Real IRA safe house deep in Bandit Country. The realistic and relentless action is framed by bureaucratic back-stabbing and blame-shifting as MI6's Graham Seymour and MI5's Amanda Wallace are left to explain more than one double, or triple, agent dead or disappeared. This page-turner deepens Allon's legend and illuminates more of his shadowy world, all while cementing Silva's place among the top tier of spy thriller writers.
Huffington Post
“It is a world like no other told by an author like no other. If you are not yet a Silva/Allon fan then you are missing out on one of the best series in modern literature.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Simply delicious. If you’re a fan of perennial No. 1 bestselling author Daniel Silva, it’s a must-read. If you’re not a fan, you should be.... Highly recommended.”
Vail Daily
“Engrossing and riveting.”
Booklist
“Silva delivers another involving spy novel as cat-and-mouse game.”
Chris Schluep
“Silva is a master craftsman, and his ability to keep Allon’s story fresh after so many novels is to be deeply admired. Weaving in information from previous books while maintaining a propulsive pace, Silva has written a novel that longtime fans and first-time readers can enjoy with equal fervor.”
Fort Worth Telegram
“Allon—the legendary spy, assassin and future chief of Israeli intelligence—is an elegant man working in a brutal business….Few authors in the espionage genre handle violent imagery as gracefully as Silva does.”
Bookreporter.com
“A surefire blockbuster....The world needs more men like this Israeli agent. And more authors like Silva.”

 

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About the Author :

He has been called his generation's finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Compelling, passionate, haunting, brilliant: these are the words that have been used to describe the work of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Daniel Silva.Silva burst onto the scene in 1997 with his electrifying bestselling debut, The Unlikely Spy, a novel of love and deception set around the Allied invasion of France in World War II. His second and third novels, The Mark of the Assassin and The Marching Season, were also instant New York Times bestsellers and starred two of Silva's most memorable characters: CIA officer Michael Osbourne and international hit man Jean-Paul Delaroche. But it was Silva's fourth novel, The Kill Artist, which would alter the course of his career. The novel featured a character described as one of the most memorable and…

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Meet the Author

Daniel Silva is the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely SpyThe Mark of the AssassinThe Marching SeasonThe Kill ArtistThe English AssassinThe ConfessorA Death in ViennaPrince of FireThe MessengerThe Secret Servant,Moscow RulesThe DefectorThe Rembrandt AffairPortrait of a Spy, and The Fallen Angel. He is married to NBC News Today correspondent Jamie Gangel; they live in Washington, D.C., with their two children, Lily and Nicholas. In 2009 Silva was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Biography

Daniel Silva was attending graduate school in San Francisco when United Press International offered him a temporary job covering the 1984 Democratic National Convention. Later that year, the wire service offered him full-time employment; he quit grad school and went to work for UPI -- first in San Francisco, then in Washington, D.C., and finally as a Middle East Correspondent posted in Cairo. While covering the Iran-Iraq War in 1987, he met NBC correspondent Jamie Gangel. They married, and Silva returned to Washington to take a job with CNN.

Silva was still at CNN when, with the encouragement of his wife, he began work on his first novel, a WWII espionage thriller. Published in 1997, The Unlikely Spy became a surprise bestseller and garnered critical acclaim. ("Evocative... memorable..." said The Washington Post; "Briskly suspenseful," raved The New York Times). On the heels of this somewhat unexpected success, Silva quit his job to concentrate on writing.

Other books followed, all earning respectable reviews; but it was Silva's fourth novel that proved to be his big breakthrough. Featuring a world-famous art restorer and sometime Israeli agent named Gabriel Allon, The Kill Artist (2000) fired public imagination and soared to the top of the bestseller charts. Gabriel Allon has gone on to star in several sequels, and his creator has become one of our foremost novelists of espionage intrigue, earning comparisons to such genre superstars as John Le Carré. Frederick Forsythe, and Robert Ludlum. Silva's books have been translated into more than 25 languages and have been published around the world.

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