The English Girl
Book 13, Gabriel Allon
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No second chances
Madeline Hart is a rising star in Britain's governing party: beautiful, intelligent, driven by an impoverished childhood to succeed. But she is also a woman with a dark secret: she is the lover of Prime Minister Jonathan Lancaster. Somehow, her kidnappers have learned of the affair, and they intend to make the British leader pay dearly for his sins. Fearful of a scandal that will destroy his career, Lancaster decides to handle the matter privately rather than involve the British police. It is a risky gambit, not only for the prime minister but also for the operative who will conduct the search.
You have seven days, or the girl dies.
Enter Gabriel Allon—master assassin, art restorer and spy—who is no stranger to dangerous assignments or political intrigue. With the clock ticking, Gabriel embarks on a desperate attempt to bring Madeline home safely. His mission takes him from the criminal underworld of Marseilles to an isolated valley in the mountains of Provence to the stately if faded corridors of power in London—and, finally, to a pulse-pounding climax in Moscow, a city of violence and spies where there is a long list of men who wish Gabriel dead.
From the novel's opening pages until the shocking ending when the true motives behind Madeline's disappearance are revealed, The English Girl will hold readers spellbound. It is a timely reminder that, in today's world, money often matters more than ideology. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva has been called his generation's finest writer of suspense and foreign intrigue.
Another Great Tale
Mr. Silva has done it again. I could not put this book down. I have read all of Daniel's books and can't wait to follow Gabriel's next adventure. Great series.
One of Silva's best!
The English Girl is one of Silva's best. His trilogy about Nazi's and the role of the Catholic Church during those perilous times (The English Assassin, The Confessor, and A Death in Vienna) should be required reading. Gabriel at his best in this one.
The English Girl
I fully intent to write a personal note to Daniel to express, in more detail, my fondness for Gabriel Allon, et al and his works.
When Gabriel looses the girl through actions an avid reader of his adventures would know Gabriel would never do, I gasped. I asked myself, "What are you thinking Daniel!"? However, keeping faith with my favorite author, I plunged ahead as the complex story unfolded as only Daniel Silva could manage it. It all became perfectly clear that, once again, Daniel Silva has reached a new level of producing a novel of incredible poise, intrigue and pure enjoyment.
Thank you Daniel.
Colonel (retired) B. Reilly