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A heart-stopping tale of suspense, Daniel Silva's runaway bestseller, The Black Widow, was one of 2016's biggest novels. Now, in House of Spies, Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge - determined to hunt down the world's most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin.
Just months after a deadly attack on America, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London's glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread.
The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team to the south of France and the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know the true source of Martel's enormous wealth. And Martel, likewise, turns a blind eye to the fact he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West.
Written in seductive and elegant prose, the story moves swiftly from the glamour of Saint-Tropez to the grit of Casablanca and, finally, to an electrifying climax.
A dazzling tale of avarice and redemption, set against the backdrop of the great conflict of our times. Silva has inherited the mantle of king of the spy thriller from John le Carré, and is taking the genre into the fascinating, terrifying world of 21st century espionage.
‘As usual, Silva has crafted a story that feels ripped from the headlines – possibly tomorrow's headlines … a riveting thriller, and Silva's writing has lost none of its elegance … Another chilling glimpse inside global terror networks from a gifted storyteller’ - Kirkus starred review
Praise for The Black Widow:
'Fascinating, suspenseful and bated-breath exciting' - Publishers Weekly
'A literary powder keg ... Allon is back and better than ever' - Huffington Post
'Feels so contemporary that at times you wonder if you're reading non-fiction ... Shocking' -
ISBN: 9781460750230 ISBN-10: 1460750233 Series: Gabriel Allon Audience:
Number Of Pages: 544 Published: 24th July 2017 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.66
About the Author
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, including the 2007 and 2013 Barry Awards for The Messenger and The Fallen Angel, respectively. His latest book is House of Spies. He lives in Washington, D.C."