Art restorer, assassin, spy—Gabriel Allon returns in The Fallen Angel, another blockbuster espionage thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. The acclaimed author of Portrait of a Spy, Silva (“a world class practitioner of spy fiction” —Washington Post) is an undisputed master of the genre who has brought “new life to the international thriller” (Newsday).
A breathtaking adventure that races around the globe, The Fallen Angel begins in Rome, where Allon is called upon to investigate a murder at the Vatican, one with disastrous repercussions that could plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. If you haven’t yet been drawn into Daniel Silva’s thrilling universe of intrigue, danger, and exceptional spycraft, start here—and see why the Philadelphia Inqurer declares that, “The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series.”
It will be a shame if booksellers turn away from Clifford's first novel because its unfortunate title mimics that of Robert Harris's bestselling thriller or because it comes from a publisher that specializes in science and technology. The fact is that this very competent and effective thriller about a Nazi legacy can stand on its own. Peter Goodman is an American cardiologist invited to Germany to learn about a breakthrough anti-arrhythmia drug. Despite the enthusiasm and high hopes of Peter Werner, his host, Goodman quickly notes that the upper management of Frankfurt Pharmaceutica, developer of the drug, seems reluctant to push forward with it or even to adequately test its potential. Meanwhile, Israeli intelligence, having gotten wind of a Libyan chemical-weapons project, dispatches neuropharmacologist Dan Tamir to Germany to track down the source of the technology. After Werner dies in a suspicious car crash, Goodman is convinced by the deceased's sister-in-law to remain in Frankfurt and investigate the death. The pair begin to uncover a pattern of deceit and horror stretching back to a WW II concentration camp, putting themselves and everyone they question in deadly danger. There's nothing particularly original in all this, but Clifford tells his tale briskly and uses his background in medical research to provide accurate scientific details.
An intensely Truthful book
Yes, I know it is fiction. But it is excellent Jewish fiction. I pray Daniel comes to know personally the God so casually dismissed by Gabriel. This is a superb book.
Fantastic as usual
Just a great page turner! Beautiful descriptions and the places and people jump off the pages. Silva is the best he has ever been with this one.
Excellent continuation of the Gabriel Allon series. Daniel Silva continues to create stories that are impossible to put down. He brings his characters to life while educating his readers. His books are so tuned into our current political climate. I'm always sad to complete one of his books because now I'll have a long wait until the next one!