No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another spellbinding international thriller -- one that finds the legendary Gabriel Allon grappling with an ISIS mastermind.
Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.
They call him Saladin ...
He is a terrorist mastermind whose ambition is as grandiose as his nom de guerre, a man so elusive that even his nationality is not known. Shielded by sophisticated encryption software, his network communicates in total secrecy, leaving the West blind to his planning -- and leaving Gabriel no choice but to insert an agent into the most dangerous terrorist group the world has ever known. Natalie Mizrahi is an extraordinary young doctor as brave as she is beautiful. At Gabriel's behest, she will pose as an ISIS recruit in waiting, a ticking time bomb, a black widow out for blood.
'Literate, top-notch action' Kirkus Reviews
'If you like Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher, get to know Gabriel Allon' Australian Women's Weekly
'Allon is a great political operative, but Silva is an even greater writer' Huffington Post
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The 16th installment of bestselling novelist Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series feels like the first, with its lovingly researched details and slow-burn suspense. After a bomb explodes in the heart of Paris, French intelligence turns to Allon to root out the ISIS henchman before he can kill again. We stayed up way too late following Allon and his newest ally as they raced from Paris to Jerusalem to Amman to Washington, D.C. But we justified the sleeplessness as a learning opportunity: amidst the action, Silva gives a surprisingly thorough crash course in the history of ISIS and the Middle East.
Bestseller Silva's riveting 16th novel featuring the legendary Israeli art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon (after 2015's The English Spy) finds Gabriel on the trail of a secret ISIS terrorist known as Saladin after a vicious attack in Paris kills Gabriel's longtime friend Hannah Weinberg, the leader of the Isaac Weinberg Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism in France. One of the escaped Paris terrorists, Safia Bourihane, has been dubbed the black widow, but far more interesting is another black widow, this one created by Gabriel himself. Natalie Mizrahi, a doctor in Jerusalem, is recruited, trained, and inserted into a massive operation to locate Saladin so Gabriel can kill him. Gabriel process of turning a civilian into a spy and the meticulous maneuvering of his team are fascinating, suspenseful, and bated-breath exciting. The satisfying open ending promises more to come in the Saladin saga. Silva proves once again that he can rework familiar genre material and bring it to new life. Nine-city author tour.
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The black widow
I enjoyed it so much and could not put it down till I finished it, which I did in three days. Most exciting
The Black Widow is undoubtedly Silvas best, my only regret is that he wasn't harsh enough with the weakling president of the United States. In real life that is.