A brand new thriller from the master of contemporary espionage, featuring Gabriel Allon - international art restorer, spy and assassin. A heart-stopping tale of suspense, Daniel Silva's runaway bestseller, The Black Widow, was one of 2016's biggest novels. Now, in House of Spies, Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge - determined to hunt down the world's most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin.
Just months after a deadly attack on America, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London's glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread.
The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team to the south of France and the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know the true source of Martel's enormous wealth. And Martel, likewise, turns a blind eye to the fact he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West.
Written in seductive and elegant prose, the story moves swiftly from the glamour of Saint-Tropez to the grit of Casablanca and, finally, to an electrifying climax.
A dazzling tale of avarice and redemption, set against the backdrop of the great conflict of our times. Silva has inherited the mantle of king of the spy thriller from John le Carre, and is taking the genre into the fascinating, terrifying world of 21st century espionage.
'As usual, Silva has crafted a story that feels ripped from the headlines - possibly tomorrow's headlines ... a riveting thriller, and Silva's writing has lost none of its elegance ... Another chilling glimpse inside global terror networks from a gifted storyteller' Kirkus starred review
Praise for The Black Widow:
'Fascinating, suspenseful and bated-breath exciting' Publishers Weekly
'A literary powder keg ... Allon is back and better than ever' Huffington Post
'Feels so contemporary that at times you wonder if you're reading non-fiction ... Shocking' Herald Sun
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Forget being inspired by world events—Daniel Silva’s taut thrillers seem to actually anticipate them. A pair of earlier novels tackled Russian meddling in Western politics; House of Spies introduces an Islamic State that sees its territory shrinking and doubles down on exporting terrorism. After a string of bombings take a horrifying toll in London’s West End, Mossad head Gabriel Allon ditches a desk job to hunt the architect of the attack. It’s an electrifying chase that, to Silva’s enormous credit, never comes at the expense of his stylish, graceful prose.
In Thriller Award finalist Silva's outstanding 17th novel featuring Israeli art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon (after 2016's The Black Widow), Gabriel has little time for art restoration, as he has now become chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. His first order of business is to find and eliminate the man who has become the face of Islamic terror, who operates under the nom de guerre Saladin. After the terrorist's successful attack on Washington, D.C., he turns his wrath on the U.K., unleashing 12 suicide bombers on the streets of London's West End. More than 900 Londoners and tourists perish. The head of MI6, Graham Seymour, enlists Gabriel in joining him in the hunt for Saladin. As usual, Gabriel devises an incredibly intricate plot involving a score of team members buttressed by millions of dollars in support money, sets his agents in motion, and sits in the background directing events until the enterprise succeeds or fails. The introduction of new characters, in particular master spy Christopher Keller, keeps the story fresh. Readers will eagerly await the next installment in this deeply fulfilling series.
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House of Spies
Perfect...his best ever!! All your favourite characters back together in a perfect conclusion!!
House of Spies
Enjoyed every word of every line. Didn't want it to end knowing it will be another year before I can read more about Gabriel Allon.
When will all these others be available on iBooks so I will have something to read while I await more of Gabriel Allon?
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