The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon, #10)
Of those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best. -The Kansas City Star."The perfect book for fans of well-crafted thrillers ... the kind of page- turner that captures the reader from the opening chapter and doesn't let go." -The Associated PressGabriel Allon, master art... show more
Of those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best. -The Kansas City Star."The perfect book for fans of well-crafted thrillers ... the kind of page- turner that captures the reader from the opening chapter and doesn't let go." -The Associated PressGabriel Allon, master art restorer and assassin, returns in a spellbinding new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. Over the course of a brilliant career, Daniel Silva has established himself as "the gold standard" of thriller writers (Dallas Morning News) who "has hit upon the perfect formula to keep espionage-friendly fans' fingers glued to his books, turning pages in nearly breathless anticipation" (BookPage). But now, having reached "the pinnacle of world-class spy thriller writing" (The Denver Post), Silva has produced his most extraordinary novel to date-a tale of greed, passion, and murder spanning more than half a century, centered on an object of haunting beauty.Two families, one terrible secret, and a painting to die for ... Determined to sever his ties with the Office, Gabriel Allon has retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall with his beautiful Venetian-born wife Chiara. But once again his seclusion is interrupted by a visitor from his tangled past: the endearingly eccentric London art dealer, Julian Isherwood. As usual, Isherwood has a problem. And it is one only Gabriel can solve.In the ancient English city of Glastonbury, an art restorer has been brutally murdered and a long-lost portrait by Rembrandt mysteriously stolen. Despite his reluctance, Gabriel is persuaded to use his unique skills to search for the painting and those responsible for the crime. But as he painstakingly follows a trail of clues leading from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires and, finally, to a villa on the graceful shores of Lake Geneva, Gabriel discovers there are deadly secrets
Publish date: July 20th 2010
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Edition language: English
Series: Gabriel Allon (#10)
Outstanding...just a notch below the last Silva book, but once again I am impressed with every Silva book I read. Gabriel Allon continues to grow in intrigue and depth as a character, and I really enjoy the way Silva writes the story to get Allon drawn back into another mission for Israel. This time...
Yet another great read about the great Gabriel Allon. This is one of the longest series of books I have read, and I have enjoyed each and every book. I love the way the author takes his time telling a story, providing important historical background. While the characters and many artifacts are fi...
Daniel Silva goes deep down the Jewish angst to craft this tale of a covert operation codenamed 'Masterpiece'. It begins as an investigation of a stolen painting by Rembrandt. To find it, Gabriel Allon, a retired Israeli uber-spy, investigates its history on the vague notion that to find the pai...
My first taste of this author. Not bad. I might even try another. The narrator was good; his varying accents were acceptable and not far enough off base to be annoying.
Gabriel Allon is one of my favorite characters of all time, and this story doesn’t do anything to tarnish that feeling for me. Mr. Silva weaves a wonderful and interesting plot of intrigue and political suspense and deception from the painting world where there’s been a huge rush on stealing pricele...