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The English Assassin

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Spy turned art restorer Gabriel Allon finds himself accused of murder in this New York Times bestseller from Daniel Silva. An Israeli spy by trade and art restorer by preference, Gabriel Allon arrives in Zurich to restore the work of an Old Master for a millionaire banker--and finds himself standing in blood and framed for the man's murder. While trying to clear his name, Allon is swept into a spiraling chain of events involving Nazi art theft, a decades-old suicide, and a dark and bloody trail of killings--some of them his own. The spy world Allon thought he had left behind has come back to haunt him. And he will have to fight for his life--against an assassin he himself helped train.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 451 pages
  • 106.68 x 187.96 x 30.48mm | 249.47g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Signet
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0451208188
  • 9780451208187
  • 8,341

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An exceptionally readable, sophisticated thriller Silva ranks among the best of the younger American spy novelists. The Washington Post A cloak-and-dagger tale [that] moves at a brisk clip, with clean, lucid exposition and characters who are thoughtfully drawn. The New York Times The plot is rich, multilayered and compelling with issues as timely as the daily headlines and problems as old as humankind Silva maintains tension and suspense. The Denver Post Enthralling a thriller that entertains as well as enlightens. The Orlando Sentinel Smooth and compelling. Detroit Free Press Silva's sophisticated treatment, polished prose, an edgy mood, and convincing research give his plot a crisp, almost urgent quality. Publishers Weekly (starred review) Silva knows how to plot [he] will draw you in and you ll learn something at the same time. Rocky Mountain News Thrilling a good, cinematic story. St. Louis Post-Dispatch"show more

About Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, and the Gabriel Allon series, including The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, The Heist, The English Spy, The Black Widow, and House of Spies. His books are published in more than thirty countries and are bestsellers around the world.show more

Review Text

"An exceptionally readable, sophisticated thriller...Silva ranks...among the best of the younger American spy novelists."-The Washington Post "A cloak-and-dagger tale [that] moves at a brisk clip, with clean, lucid exposition and characters who are thoughtfully drawn."-The New York Times "The plot is rich, multilayered and compelling with issues as timely as the daily headlines and problems as old as humankind...Silva maintains tension and suspense."-The Denver Post "Enthralling...a thriller that entertains as well as enlightens."-The Orlando Sentinel "Smooth and compelling."-Detroit Free Press "Silva's sophisticated treatment, polished prose, an edgy mood, and convincing research give his plot a crisp, almost urgent quality."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Silva knows how to plot...[he] will draw you in-and you'll learn something at the same time."-Rocky Mountain News "Thrilling...a good, cinematic story."-St. Louis Post-Dispatchshow more

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21,159 ratings
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4 46% (9,750)
3 17% (3,660)
2 2% (393)
1 0% (94)
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