Madeline Hart is a rising star in British government: beautiful, intelligent, driven to succeed by an impoverished childhood. But she also has a dark secret. She is the lover of the Prime Minister, Jonathan Lancaster.
When she disappears on the island of Corsica, it’s clear her kidnappers know about the affair and intend to make the PM pay dearly for his sins. Fearful of scandal that will destroy his career, Lancaster decides to handle the matter privately, and not involve the police.
Enter Gabriel Allon - assassin, art restorer and spy - who must find Madeline within seven days before she is executed. With the clock ticking, Allon is thrust into a deadly game of shadows in which nothing is what it seems-and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies is the truth.
Gabriel’s mission takes him from the criminal underworld of Marseilles, to the stately corridors of power in London - and, finally, to a pulse-pounding climax in Moscow, a city of secrets and violence where there is a long list of men who want Gabriel dead ...
About the Author
He has been called his generation's finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Compelling, passionate, haunting, brilliant: these are the words that have been used to describe the work of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Daniel Silva.
Silva burst onto the scene in 1997 with his electrifying bestselling debut, The Unlikely Spy, a novel of love and deception set around the Allied invasion of France in World War II. His second and third novels, The Mark of the Assassin and The Marching Season, were also instant New York Times bestsellers and starred two of Silva's most memorable characters: CIA officer Michael Osbourne and international hit man Jean-Paul Delaroche. But it was Silva's fourth novel, The Kill Artist, which would alter the course of his career. The novel featured a character described as one of the most memorable and…
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Comments about The English Girl:
Daniel Silva is by far my favorite thriller writer. He has created an idealistic killer from Israel known as Gabriel Allon who roams around Europe and Russia seeking revenge on behalf of the Israeli and other Governments.
Silva has a wonderful gift for atmospherics including detailed descriptions of famous locations and people including various Popes. As an avid reader of Silva's many novels (actually all 15 of them)I really believe he is the best ever thriller writer. He makes Tom Clancy seem simple.
This current book is very good but not quite up to Silva's past efforts.
'A world-class practitioner of spy fiction' - WASHINGTON POST. 'A cross between Jason Bourne and James Bond ...A fabulous thriller' - DAILY MAIL 'Gabriel Allon is my favorite fictional character' - President Bill Clinton. 'Forget James Bond - Gabriel Allon is the killer you'd want on your side' - AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st August 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.2 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.56