The English Girl
Seven days One girlNo second chancesMadeline Hart is a rising star in British government: beautiful, intelligent, driven to succeed by an impoverished childhood. But she also has a dark secret: she is the lover of Prime Minister Jonathan Lancaster. When she disappears on the island of Corsica,... show more
Seven days One girlNo second chancesMadeline Hart is a rising star in British government: beautiful, intelligent, driven to succeed by an impoverished childhood. But she also has a dark secret: she is the lover of Prime Minister Jonathan Lancaster. When she disappears on the island of Corsica, it's clear her kidnappers know about the affair and intend to make the PM pay dearly for his sins. Fearful of a scandal that will destroy his career, Lancaster decides to handle the matter privately, and not involve the police. Enter Gabriel Allon—assassin, art restorer, and spy—who must find Madeline within seven days before she is executed. With the clock ticking, Allon is thrust into a deadly game of shadows in which nothing is what it seems—and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies is the truth. . . .
Publish date: May 20th 2014
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: Gabriel Allon (#13)
Easily one of the best 2 or 3 books I've read this year so far. The more Silva I read, the more I'm convinced he's the master right now in the classic international thriller genre. The plot of Russia destabilizing the U.K. government to acquire oil drilling rights in the North Sea is a master stoke,...
Book 13, in the Gabriel Allon SeriesNothing is straight lined in Gabriel Allon sagas we have more twists to divert the trajectory of the story into different directions than we see in a lot of thrillers. This is one of the reasons I have stayed faithful to this series throughout the years. I can har...
modern day spy thriller taking place throughout Europe - will check out more by this author.
Probably the best Gabriel Allon novel to date. This novel was really a twofer. There are two separate story lines in this book. To top that off, there is a good twist that adds another element of enjoyment to the story.Hopefully you have long ago discovered Daniel Silva and the Allon series. If ...
The English Girl is installment #13 in the continuing adventures of Israeli spy Gabriel Allon. The book starts very slooowly with too much time spent recapping but settles down once Gabriel was on the road. The book took an interesting twist halfway through (but the spoiler tag doesn't appear to b...