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Preview — Portrait Of A Spy by Daniel Silva
Portrait Of A Spy (Gabriel Allon #11)
Gabriel Allon, secret agent, assassin and master art restorer, returns in a spellbinding novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author
Europe is exploding. And one man must find out why.
For Gabriel Allon and his wife Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a romantic weekend in London. But nothing is ever that simple when you’re an off-duty spy and assassin.
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I wonder how Silva will top himself this time. The last two were the best in the series. Untoppable?
Gabriel Allon is known around the world as the angel of vengeance, and an international operative who has worked for the Israeli Intelligence machine called the Office, since 1972. He is a man who will stop at nothing to see justice done even if it puts his own life at risk.
After the events that occurred during The Rembrandt Affair, Allon has finally decided to retire from the Office. He is living the quiet life in Cornwall, England as an art restorer along wit ...more
As this new episode begins, Gabriel has left that spy's life behind and once again retired to Cornwall to paint ...more
His lead is Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and at-large agent of Israeli ...more
I liked the book, but its too similar. Formulaic in the extreme.
Silva may be a master of espionage, but his stories are depressingly the same.
I love Silva's novels. They were my introduction into the thriller genre, and I look forward to them so eagerly t ...more
It's clear from the outset that American intelligence agencies are inept and naive. Thankfully the Israelis come to the rescue and take over a huge CIA anti-terrorist effort. Hero Gabriel Allon, an Israeli agent, gets a ...more
He follows the bomber into a crowded place in Lon ...more
I particularly enjoyed the detailed expo ...more
Ако трябва да изтъкна хубавите моменти, ще спомена сюжетната линия с търговете, информацията за Дубай и проследяването на паричните потоци.
Издразни ме тази непрекъсната измъченост на Габриел, която в първата книга, която прочетох за него беше ексцентрична и гъделичкаща любопитството, но след третата, вече ти идва да кажеш "ох, до гуша ...more
If you can run with Silva's ideology, you'll find a taut, well-crafted thriller o ...more
Like, if you're gonna read some espionage thriller shit, you might as well go for the gold. ...more
This time Gabriel is pulled out of retirement by the CIA when he almost stops a suicide bomber in Covent Garden, the third in a series of coordinated attacks sweeping Europe by a mastermind new Islamic terrorist cell. Why does he almost stop it? Because the bumbling British police tackle him just as he is abou ...more
A forma como escreve, deixando a ficção misturar-se com factos reais, é maravilhosa. Quando chegamos ao final e vemos o que é ou não verdade, fica sempre aquela sensação de que aprendemos mais alguma coisa enquanto líamos um livro sobre espiões!
Seguir uma história com Gabriel Allon como protagonista nunca cansa! E desta vez, seguir também o percurso de Nadia, enquanto mulher saudita que luta em silêncio por uma vida melhor para todas as mulheres ár ...more
I found the last two I read "The Secret Servant" and "Moscow Rules" rather less satisfying than their predecessors, with a "caper" element that was enjoyable but less thought-provoking; so I w ...more
Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and at-large agent of Israeli Intelligence. The setting is on terrorism which has haunted the world for last few years and it still exists at present day. By setting his stories against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence, the writer constantly reminds us of the humanity at the core of any effort worth fighting for.
I would suggest starting earlier in the series then working your way up, as this is the latest in the line and I think it's important to travel with the characters for a whi ...more
I finished this book reading late into the night, aft ...more
The only fault I found with this book is the main character and the actual "spying" operations. The character is weird, to say the least, and absolutely impossible. The operational planing and execution are as weird and unlikely.
Towards the end of the book the unlikely becomes silly and irritating.
I don't believe in bellyaching spies that despite their b ...more
The only issue I had with it is the Obama bashing in the book. That was just weird considering what a hawk is actually is. And, am I really supposed to feel bad for Carter who is being driven to use expensive lawyers to explain his use of torture to keep us safe?
Men, nu synes jeg godt nok det går ned ad bakke for Silva. Denne roman er fuldt med gentaleser, meget lang tid om at komme i gang, og trods sporadiske gensyn med fordums spænding, når den på ingen måde op på tidligere niveau.
Sproget er stadig godt, bogen flyder, men der er kommet for mange unødige replikker, som udelukkende trækker ned.
Jeg holder meget af persongalleriet, men desværre er der absolut ingen fo ...more