The English Assassin
Edition language: English
Series: Gabriel Allon (#2)
Silva went to another level with this Gabriel Allon novel from his previous works. Great plot, great characters, great writing, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this gem....and, the intrigue will continue with the next novel as this one sort of leaves a few things hanging. This one just clicked with me.
I did not like this one as much as the first and third in the series. The structure seemed to be a little loose, and some of the plot had too much of a Dan Brown/Illuminati feel to it. However, I liked the parallels between art restoration and atonement, as well as personal healing as restoration.
I don't enjoy reading about violence and murder, and there is a lot in this book. I read this for a book club, and the point was to try genres we wouldn't normally read. Even though it's not really my cup of tea, I still enjoyed the story and characters. If it wasn't for all the violence, it would p...
I think at first this book started a little slow for me. I like that the author didn't spend a lot of time going over the hero's past or what happened in the a previous book. In so many series the author recaps the past too much! But this book picked up pretty quickly. I love all the history in t...
This was my second Daniel Silva novel about the Israeli spy/art restorer Gabriel Allon. I enjoyed the book, but certainly don't think it was amazing. I find the characters Silva creates to be interesting, and the historical background of the Swiss involvement in the looting of both art and money o...