Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva's latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue. Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is in Venice repairing an altarpiece by Veronese when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a chilling murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must track down the real killers and then perform one simple task: find the most famous missing painting in the world.
Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one... The dead man is a fallen British spy with a secret: he's been trafficking in stolen paintings and selling them to a mysterious collector. Through a contact at the dirty end of the art trade, Gabriel learns that stolen masterpieces are being used as currency in the volatile world of international terror and financial warfare - and that among those paintings is the world's most iconic missing work of art: Caravaggio's glorious Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence. Gabriel embarks on a daring gambit to recover the Caravaggio and learn the identity of the collector.
His search will take him on an exhilarating hunt-from the shimmering boulevards of Paris and London, to the gritty criminal underworlds of Marseilles and Corsica, and finally, to a small private bank in Austria where a dangerous man stands guard over the ill-gotten wealth of one of the world's most brutal dictators. At his side is a brave young woman who survived one of the worst massacres of the twentieth century. Now, with Gabriel's help, she will be given a chance to strike a blow against a dynasty that destroyed her family.
About the Author
Daniel Silva (born 1960) is a best-selling American author of 15 thriller and espionage novels.
Silva was born in Michigan and raised in California. He was raised Catholic and converted to Judaism as an adult.
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Comments about The Heist:
Daniel Silver always writes very interesting tales that I find hard to put down. Always have my sister waiting for me to finish the book so she can read it too. Now we have other family members interested in his books.
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 1st August 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.65