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Morte Em Viena (Gabriel Allon #4)

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Restaurador de arte e espião ocasional, Gabriel Allon é enviado a Viena para descobrir a verdade por detrás do atentado bombista que vitimou um velho amigo. Ao fazê-lo, descobre algo que vira todo o seu mundo do avesso: um rosto, um rosto que parece assustadoramente familiar, um rosto que o gela até aos ossos e que o faz querer saber mais.

Porém, cada descoberta que faz ape
Paperback, Large Print, 414 pages
Published June 2010 by Bertrand Editora (first published November 12th 2003)
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3.5 stars

Multi-lingual Israeli spy/art restorer Gabriel Allon is restoring a painting in Venice when a bomb destroys the 'Wartime Claims and Inquiries Office' in Vienna, Austria. Gabriel's friend Eli Lavon is badly wounded and Eli's staff is killed. When Gabriel travels to Vienna to investigate he meets an elderly Holocaust survivor who claims that a prominent, wealthy, local businessman - Ludwig Vogel - is really a Nazi war criminal named Erich Radek.

Before long the elderly Holocaust survivor
Nuno Peralta
A minha estreia com Daniel Silva e fiquei conquistado. Já andava há algum tempo para o ler, mas foi sempre ficando para segundo plano. Agora que, por razões profissionais, conheci Viena, achei por bem pegar neste livro. Em boa hora o fiz! História com cabeça, tronco e membros, ficção mas com um fio condutor agarrado à História real e personagens muito bem conseguidas.
E agora, já sei que se seguem os restantes livros de Gabriel Allon... :)
Susan Kelley
Set across Europe and in Israel, A Death in Vienna is a spy tale intent on righting some of the wrongs of The Holocaust. Part-time spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna by The Office (think CIA, but deadlier) to investigate a bombing at the Wartime Claims and Inquiries office. Following clues to the identity of a Nazi officer, Gabriel travels the globe with an assassin hot on his tail.

While this book was very interesting, and I learned more about the atrocities of the Nazis, I can't say it was ri
Sep 16, 2011 Jake rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: espionage
The final work in Daniel Silva's Nazi troika of the Gabriel Allon canon (along with my favorite "The English Assassin" and "The Confessor") is another steady read. What I appreciated about this one is that there isn't as much over-the-top violence or romance, rather a gradual build up to the conclusion (which I still can't decide if I liked or not but I liked the book enough to forgive). Silva writes intelligent thrillers and yet they are very well-paced and readable. I've got the next book in t ...more
Dec 21, 2012 Zbegniew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: espionage
This is 4th novel featuring the protagonist Gabriel Allon, a semi-retired Mossad agent whose day job is now as one of the world's foremost art restorers. The story starts in Venice and includes stops in Argentina, Israel and Munich but as the title suggests it mostly revolves around characters and events in Vienna. The plot concerns a former SS member who has changed his identity and now seeks to bring his hard right-wing brand of politics to Austria. It deals with Austria's lingering anti-Semit ...more
Maria Carmo
Sep 12, 2016 Maria Carmo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
These are books that are excellently written, albeit a bit repetitive... Like a cook who found a good recipe and just uses it with slight alterations. Of course it is enthusing and full of suspense, well written and researched... I am going to go on reading the Allon series and I am sure that I will still find cause to give four stars again.

Maria Carmo,

Lisbon 12 September 2016.
Mafs Antárrr Tida
Nov 11, 2015 Mafs Antárrr Tida rated it really liked it
This was a good (literary) surprise and a tough reminder that sometimes fiction is a classroom for reality.
Very well-researched and appealing, it got me hooked from almost the begging. Although it got me on my nerves a couple of times by objectifying female tertiary female characters, I'll never forget the intense story of Gabriel's mother on that death march from the nazi concentration camp and how she represents lots of strong women and people who had to endure the horrors of Holocaust.

I'm de
William Bentrim
Aug 14, 2016 William Bentrim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Death In Vienna by Daniel Silva

Another extraordinarily detailed action adventure this book takes place not long after The Confessor. It is a more detailed delving into the Holocaust.

This review is sadly repetitious of the previous review of The Confessor. The Kill Artist and The Heist and finally The Mark of the Assassin read way back in 2009 all illustrate the style of Silva as well as the character Gabriel Allon, an Israeli assassin. This book holds true to the style and as the others keeps
Jimmy Osorio
Sep 30, 2016 Jimmy Osorio rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Algumas passagens de Morte em Viena:

"Ele nunca se lembrou de ter ouvido a explosão. Reveka e Sarah foram engolidas numa bola de fogo e, em seguida, projetadas pela onda de choque. A porta explodiu para fora. Lavon foi erguido como um brinquedo, com os braços escanchados e costas arqueadas como um ginasta. O seu voo foi como num sonho. Sentiu-se virar e virar novamente. Não teve memória do impacto. Apenas sabia que estava deitado de costas sobre a neve, numa tempestade de vidros partidos."

"O rost
Joyce Lagow
Apr 20, 2010 Joyce Lagow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
4th in the Gabriel Allon series.[return][return]Gabriel Allon is an Israeli Secret Service agent who poses as Mario Delvecchio, a very well-known and highly respected art restorer. At the moment, he is working in Venice, and living with his lover Chiara. But Gabriel s life is not his own; he owes his allegiance to Israel and to Ari Shamron, the Old Man of the Israeli Secret Service. Whenever Shamron appears, Gabriel embarks on a mission of death to track down and kill those responsible for blowi ...more
Oct 08, 2007 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spynovels
Though Israeli agent Gabriel Allon's unraveling of the mystery behind the bombing of an aged Nazi-hunter's office keeps the reader turning pages, its real value lies in the haunting story that is told about Gabriel's mother. This novel is most compelling--and painful to read--when author Daniel Silva uses it to shed more light on Nazi crimes during the Holocaust. I hadn't known, for example, that Austria had been particularly fertile ground for Nazi recruitment (though it shouldn't be surprising ...more
The previous two Allon novels and this one sort of form a trilogy with a focus on the Holocaust. The complicity of the Swiss and the Church are the focus of the first two. This one focuses on the broader complicity of many other countries evident in the post-war world. What makes this particular novel stand out is the detailed point of view of Holocaust survivors. This is integral to the plot; it provides the motivations for many of the characters and it causes the reader to feel the need for ju ...more
Nicely done espionage fiction, featuring art restorer and former Israeli agent Gabriel Allon. The plot deftly mixed historical facts and globe trotting action. Listened to the audio version which was narrated by John Lee who did an excellent job with all different character's nationalities.
Anne Germana
An ugly time in history

The second world war and especially the sorrowful Holocaust history is something we must never forget. Any attempt to eradicate an entire race must be met with strong g resistance. This book was impossible to put down.
Mar 01, 2009 Paula rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a story of a Nazi war criminal hunt. It is another viewpoint of the horrors inflicted upon the jews during the Nazi regime.
Interesting to me in this story is the suggestion of the Vatican's involvement in helping Austrian and German war criminals escape capture and aiding them in disappearing into another identity mainly in South America, Argentina heading the list at the time of Peron's administration.
I understand this book is one of a series about Gabriel, the main Israeli hunter in t
Alan Cook
Oct 09, 2015 Alan Cook rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All Daniel Silva's books are packed with action, but this one is especially important because it includes a lot of history about what the Nazis did to the Jews during World War II.
Apr 09, 2009 Tita rated it really liked it
Shelves: meus, livros-2009
Neste livro, Gabriel é enviado para Viena para investigar um atentado à organização de Eli Lavon, um velho amigo, que vitimou duas funcionárias e deixou o amigo em estado crítico.
No seguimento das pistas, Gabriel é assombrado por um rosto familiar, mas desagradável nesta sua busca, descobre acontecimentos relatados pela sua própria mãe, durante o Holocausto.

É um livro mais cruel, com passagens bastante reais do Holocausto, tais como, relatos sobre o que acontecia nos campos de concentração, um p
Mukundan Srinivasan
A complete, pacy and riveting spy thriller. Gabriel Allon is sent to investigate a murder attempt on his friend (much like "The Confessor"). First few pages were smoggy kind but picked up pace once it started to travel in the path of exposing a mass murderer of Jews during the Nazi regime who is living under false identity. After nail biting twists, turns and travel, the climax was also appropriate. Cannot put this book down. I'm sad that I finished reading this book. Eager to read more of Danie ...more
Sep 28, 2016 Tim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Each book in the Gabriel Allon series has declined from the previous novel. The fourth, A Death in Vienna, starts out pretty strong as a thriller, but then after 50 pages or so becomes more of a sententious history lesson. Historical novels are tricky, and this one illustrates why. Many pages are given over to a fictional character's history, and more pages are devoted to real historical events and real people, but the real and the fictional are so intertwined that it's impossible to tell them a ...more
A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva is the second book I have read by this prolific author of thriller novels. His hero, Gabriel Allon, interests me because he covers his espionage identity with his career in art restoration. However, the art angle in this novel shows itself mainly in his determination to hunt down the Nazi war criminal who terrorized Allon’s mother during a death march in 1944. His mother’s painting of this man is the clue he needs to follow leads in Vienna, Jerusalem, Rome, Buen ...more
O Informador
Sep 20, 2016 O Informador rated it it was ok
Após leitura de outras obras de Daniel Silva, há dois anos tentei ler Morte em Viena e por algum motivo deixei esta leitura e só voltei a pegar no livro quando achei que estava no momento certo. Erro meu!
Morte em Viena não me conseguiu cativar em nada e do início ao fim, sim porque resisti e não deixei a leitura de lado desta vez, não consegui encontrar o fio condutor desta obra que se encaixa no ciclo de três romances que convocam o tema do Holocausto de onde fazem parte O Assassino Inglês e O
Jack Briggs
Sep 06, 2016 Jack Briggs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Death In Vienna, written by: Daniel Silva

Gabriel Allon is part art restorer, and part Israeli spy. He is Jewish and is the protagonist in the story. Shamron is the old leader of the Israeli intelligence agency and while they have a new person in charge, most of the agents still follow orders from him. Erich Radek, is a Nazi war criminal, and SD man from World War Two. He is the antagonist in the book. Eli Lavon is a retired Israeli spy, and now works at a company called Wartime Claims and Inqu
Makayla Dorsey
May 23, 2014 Makayla Dorsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva shows the crossing paths of Austrian, Israeli, and American intelligence services through the eyes of Gabriel Allon. The book opens with a bombing at the Austrian Wartime Claims and Inquiries, an Austrian Holocaust research center. Gabriel Allon, a former assassin, is recruited to investigate the bombing, unknowingly diving head first into what would become an incredibly personal and intricate case. The case brings the significant past into the future through ac ...more
Jan 23, 2015 thewanderingjew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this book on a long road trip. This tale of espionage was very fast moving, as well as being just long enough to engage me, the listener without exhausting me. The reader was good and it truly held my interest while keeping my eyes alert and on the road. While it was not rocket science, it did provide a history of parts of the Holocaust, never actually getting into the weeds, just imparting the information necessary for the story to take shape.
It basically begins with an explosion
Feb 14, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Silva and Gabriel Allon. This is book 4 in the series but you don't need to read them in order. Complex plots, complex characters, plenty of intrigue. Good guys who sometimes/often wonder if the end really does justify the means. Evil guys willing to take any approach to get what they want without any remorse or regret. Despite death, evil, tragedy, and sorrow, the good guys always prevail. Silva writes a great journey for them and their foes.

Time to choose another Allon tale.
Todd Hogan
Sep 11, 2016 Todd Hogan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A mess of a book. First, reading it feels like walking into a movie that's been playing for a while. This is book #4 in the series, and it doesn't stop referencing events and characters from earlier books. Second, nearly every character has at least one alias -- because, after all, they are SPIES. But identities quickly get confused. It doesn't help that one plot point is a target who intentionally sets up a false identity trail for the other spies to follow to a dead end. Third, the plot covers ...more
After reading Book 3, I was rather disappointed with this book.

I found that for the most part, the story and the characters themselves are quite forgettable. There wasn't much that was memorable, with the exception of the telling of the horrors that went on during war time Austria and the crimes that was committed towards the Jewish people. I found that I read a few chapters, leave off for a few hours and when I return to pick up where I left off, I have a hard time remember who is who (besides
Mar 08, 2014 Pat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#4 in the Gabriel Allon series--audio book. Gabriel is sent to Vienna to discover the truth behind a bombing which killed an old friend, but while there he encounters something that turns his world upside down. It is a face - a face that feels hauntingly familiar, yet chills him to the bone and sends him on an urgent hunt for a name, a history, a connection.

Gabriel Allon is working as an art restoration expert in Venice. His old boss from the Israeli Intelligence Service, Ari Shamron, appears o
Bruce Mohler
Aug 28, 2014 Bruce Mohler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While this is the 4th book in the Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva, is the third book in a series "dealing with the unfinished business of the Holocaust. Nazi art looting and the collaboration of Swiss banks..." in The English Assassin, "...The role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and the silence of Pope Pius XII..." in The Confessor, and the role of Austrian Nazis in the death camps in this book, A Death In Vienna. Excellent.

A handful of typos were noticed in the Kindle edition of t
Jul 06, 2008 Dana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wouldn't have picked up this author, except my mom left one (The Secret Servant - which I loved) at my house. This is my 2nd book with Gabriel Allon, Israeli spy, as the main character. The theme of this (it's part of a series, I've learned) has to do with WWII/Holocaust, specifically the surfacing of a Nazi war criminal in Austria. The writing is very good and the storyline kept me intrigued the whole time.
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Daniel Silva was born in Michigan in 1960 and raised in California where he received his BA from Fresno State. Silva began his writing career as a journalist for United Press International (UPI), traveling in the Middle East and covering the Iran-Iraq war, terrorism and political conflicts. From UPI he moved to CNN, where he eventually became executive producer of its Washington-based public polic ...more
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