Prince Of Fire
Few recent thriller writers have excited the kind of critical praise that Daniel Silva has, with his novels featuring art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon. Now Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier... show more
Few recent thriller writers have excited the kind of critical praise that Daniel Silva has, with his novels featuring art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon. Now Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in the hands of terrorists that strips away his secrets, lays bare his history. Hastily recalled home to Israel, drawn once more into the heart of a service he had once forsaken, Gabriel Allon finds himself stalking an elusive master terrorist across a landscape drenched in generations of blood, along a trail that keeps turning in upon itself, until, finally, he can no longer be certain who is stalking whom. And when at last the inevitable showdown comes, it's not Gabriel alone who is threatened with destruction-for it is not his history alone that has been laid bare. A knife-edged thriller of astonishing intricacy and feeling, filled with exhilarating prose, this is Daniel Silva's finest novel yet.'
Publish date: February 7th 2006
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Gabriel Allon (#5)
I went to a conference with a coworker where, along with the number of other people, we scored over 2,700 student essays. My coworker loaned me this on day one of the conference because Silva is one of her husband's favorite authors, and we have similar taste in books. I didn't think I'd want to rea...
Silva picks up where he left off in his previous novel as Allon continues to battle personal demons while searching for someone hell-bent on causing death and destruction on innocent lives in Paris. The last 100 pages of this book fly by....outstanding stuff.
This is a more serious book than any of the later books in the series (at least, of the ones I've read). [a:Daniel Silva|29085|Daniel Silva|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1240154365p2/29085.jpg] is more evidently on a soapbox, linking more of the story's fiction to his version of history and realit...
Another great read from the Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva. I really love the mix of history and the spy chase that Silva manages to put together in each novel. What I think I like best is the fact that the hero is not perfect, on a personal level or as a super-spy. Things always work out i...
It had been a long time since I had read a spy thriller. I started my reading habits in school with Frederick Forsyth, Robert Ludlums and others. Somewhere in the middle I turned wholly towards detective thrillers. So, when I started this book, I had a lot of expectations from Daniel Silva. By the e...