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The Heist : Gabriel Allon : Book 14 - Daniel Silva

The Heist

Gabriel Allon : Book 14

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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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5.0

A very gripping tale as usual.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful

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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.

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    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."

    Visit Daniel Silva's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780732298937
    ISBN-10: 0732298938
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    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