From the internationally bestselling author of The Other Woman and House of Spies comes another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.
NOW YOU SEE HER.
NOW YOU DON'T.
THE NEW GIRL
A novel of intrigue, betrayal, and revenge.
At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. She is not.
And when she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East-and perhaps the world ...
Extraordinary acclaim for The New Girl and the Gabriel Allon Series
'One of the greatest novelists the genre has ever known ... The New Girl is as close to perfect as you could ever hope for a thriller to be.' The Real Book Spy
'An excellent introduction for new readers' Publishers Weekly
'The New Girl is a brilliant novel ... Eye-opening and a joy to read' Bob Woodward
'Another jewel in the bedazzling crown of a spy-fiction master' Booklist (starred review)
'Excellent ... Readers will be enthralled by both the history and the up-to-the-minute plot that Silva spins with such finesse.' Publishers Weekly (starred review)
'A world-class practitioner of spy fiction' Washington Post
'This might be the best spy thriller since John le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ... The Other Woman is an instant classic' CrimeReads
'With Silva's novels you find yourself being educated as well as being entertained ... Silva is that rarity of rarities, a writer whose stories just keep getting better.' Huffington Post
In bestseller Silva's sophisticated 19th thriller featuring art restorer and Israeli intelligence director Gabriel Allon (after 2018's The Other Woman), Crown Prince Khalid bin Mohammed, the future king of Saudi Arabia, secretly seeks Allon's help to rescue his daughter, who's been kidnapped from her school in Geneva, Switzerland. Though Allon is a former enemy, the prince believes Allon is the best man for the job. Allon reluctantly agrees for political reasons, only to have the rescue attempt come to a tragic end in Southern France. He soon realizes, however, that the kidnapping is part of a bigger plot involving members of the Saudi royal family and his old adversaries, the Russians, who hope to permanently alter the balance of power in the Middle East. Allon and his crew of veteran agents race around the world on a mission to thwart the bad guys. Though order is ultimately restored, the novel ends with an unexpectedly violent conclusion. As always, Silva delivers sharply drawn characters, a complex plot, and vivid backgrounds that add to the book's realism, even if at times Allon's own abilities seem too good to be true. Series fans will find plenty to like, and this is an excellent introduction for new readers. 10-city author tour.