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The English Assassin : Gabriel Allon Series : Book 2 - Daniel Silva

The English Assassin

Gabriel Allon Series : Book 2

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Published: 25th February 2003
For Ages: 18+ years old
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A master writer of espionage" ("Cincinnati Enquirer"), Daniel Silva makes his Signet debut with his most acclaimed novel to date...

Framed for the murder of a millionaire banker, Israeli spy by trade and art restorer by preference, Gabriel Allon, will have to fight for his life-against an assassin he himself helped train.

About the Author

Daniel Silva is also the author of the bestselling novels The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin and The Confessor.

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Thrilling and entertain to the last page

By Claire Bear

from Western Australia

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        Comments about The English Assassin:

        Compelled to read all 14 books of the Gabriel Allon Series. Exciting and memorable
        Always good service from Booktopia

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        top rated spy drama

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging Characters
        • Excellent Suspense
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

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          • A Spy Reader Delight

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          "Abundant action."--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 "In the style of authors like Frederick Forsyth and Ken Follett, this is a book that opens with a scene that grabs your attention and never lets go...highly imaginative fiction set against a nonfiction background...you will want to read this one straight through once you've started."--New York Law Journal "Cleverly crafted...engrossing...an intelligent thriller of the old school and one that will satisfy Silva's fans and earn him many new ones."--Chattanooga Times/Chattanooga News-Free Press "Silva, who writes with the atmospheric grace and whiplash tension of le Carre, brings something special to the spy thriller: a multifaceted, believable hero whose sideline, spying, is only as intriguing as his regular job, restoring Old Masters....[Allon's] investigation leads to the English assassin, a rogue terrorist whose casual killings (his send-off gift to his lovers is explosives in their luggage) are breathtakingly orchestrated. Silva makes a stunning contribution to the spy thriller."--Booklist (starred review) "The spy novel is alive and well and Daniel Silva among those who are nursing it back to life...The fast-paced plot and multiple twists--not to mention multiple villains and semi-villains--are the backbone of Silva's tales. Those of us who have doted on the spy novel for decade have a new light to watch."--Sunday Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) "[A] spine-tingling plot...Fueled by intense, fast, and unrelenting action, Silva's latest follows spies, sellers, lovers, and historians to a chilling climax."--Library Journal "A page-turner from start to finish. While his body count rivals that of early Ludlum, Silva is a more polished storyteller...he's got the 'legs' to last a long time."--BookBrowser "Enticingly juggles parallel plots involving art fraud, secret Swiss banking and the surprisingly cutthroat world of classical concert performance."--The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) "Silva writes superbly suspenseful thrillers, and he makes excellent use of today's headlines."--American Libraries

          Daniel Silva

          Daniel Silva began his writing career as a journalist for United Press International (UPI), traveling in the Middle East and covering the Iran-Iraq war, terrorism and political conflicts. From UPI he moved to CNN, where he eventually became executive producer of its Washington-based public policy programming. In 1994 he began work on his first novel, The Unlikely Spy, a surprise best seller that won critical acclaim. He turned to writing full time in 1997 and all of his books have been New York Times/national best sellers, translated into 25 languages and published across Europe and the world. His latest book is The Secret Servant (Penguin, 2007). He lives in Washington, D.C."

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          ISBN: 9780451208187
          ISBN-10: 0451208188
          Audience: General
          For Ages: 18+ years old
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 416
          Published: 25th February 2003
          Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 10.9  x 2.6
          Weight (kg): 0.27