A Kirkus Best Book of the Year
#1 NYT Bestseller
#1 USA Bestseller
#1 WSJ Bestseller
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Black Widow comes the thrilling new summer blockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon.
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.
Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, 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 of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel’s enormous wealth is drugs. 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. Together, under Gabriel’s skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terror.
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 that will leave readers breathless long after they turn the final page.
But House of Spies is more than just riveting entertainment; it is a dazzling tale of avarice and redemption, set against the backdrop of the great conflict of our times. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva is “quite simply the best” (Kansas City Star).
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.
House of Spies
Outstanding book! I finished in just a few sittings, and enjoyed the suspense and the development of the wonderful characters from previous books in this series. The scenes are so vividly written I feel like I'm part of the action, but so glad I'm not. It makes me grateful for all the talented and brilliant spies willing to sacrifice for world peace.
House of spies
Way to slow of a start. I have read all his books and I gave up on this after 170 pages. Not like the others.
House of spies
This is one of his best books. Action from beginning to end.