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A Mensageira (Gabriel Allon #6)

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Gabriel Allon, restaurador de arte e espião, está prestes a enfrentar o maior desafio da sua vida. Um alegado simpatizante da Al-Qaeda é morto em Londres, e no seu computador são encontradas fotografias que levam os serviços secretos israelitas a desconfiar de que a organização terrorista prepara um dos mais arrojados atentados de sempre, no coração do Vaticano Allon avisa ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published 2007 by Bertrand Editora (first published 2006)
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This is book six of this series by Daniel Silva, and having read and enjoyed the previous five, I have to say that this is the best one yet.

For those of you who haven't read any of these, the main character is Gabriel Allon, master art restorer and Israeli assassin/spy. He has been at this for many years. In fact his first job was going after the Black September terrorists who carried out the Munich killings in 1972.

At the beginning of this book, Al-Qaeda terrorists, using suicide bombers and ro
Sean Peters
Apr 05, 2014 Sean Peters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, let's start by saying thank you to the members of my group " A Good Thriller".

Two weeks ago I asked them to pick my next read, I picked over twenty
authors many well known that I had not read.

So many recommendations from friends and members of the group.

When I started the book, I no it's a little too political for me, I like a good action thrillers, but is stared to build up into a really suspenseful thriller.

The pace built all the way though, with it become action packed,
gripping by the t
Jul 25, 2012 Jacqie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didnt-finish
Didn't read much at all, actually. Maybe if I'd tried the first book in the series it would have worked better? But this was for a book club and I just dove in.

The Cold War they're-out-to-kill-us-all mentality of the bad guys (all Muslim, of course) and good guys didn't do it for me. Maybe this makes me no different than the appeasement policy proponents during WWII and I'm horribly, horribly naive. But I really didn't care for all the scare-mongering about Islam. I'm sure that Muslim terrorists

Originally posted on Gone With The Books

When I started this thriller, I didnt know that it was part of a series. And when I realized it, I was right in the middle of a tough but well written plot about agent Gabriel Allon, who has to do another dangerous job. The story starts right of with a deadly situation and the more I read, the more it felt kind of scary. Because almost everything that happened in this thriller is today – about ten years later – sad reality.

The Messenger London:

The setting goes from London and
Feb 22, 2014 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gabriel Allon is, in my opinion, the most incredible secret agent since James Bond. He does it mostly without all the gimmicks that 007 has at his disposal, Allon and his colleagues at Israel's spy agency and the C.I.A. are faced with attacks on the Vatican and the Pope in THE MESSENGER by Daniel Silva (ISBN 978-0451221728, paperback, $9.99).

Allon, an art restorer of great repute (his cover occupation) and super spy, is called out of semi-retirement as an agent when a laptop computer belonging
Zohar -
The Messenger by Daniel Silva is the sixth novel in the Gabriel Allon series. Allon is an Israeli agent who is more interested in restoring works of art than the world of espionage.

When an al Qaeda operative is killed inLondon, some photographs are found on his computer and the Israeli intelligence suspects that the group is planning a big attack aimed directly at theVatican.

Israeli agent Gabriel Allon finds himself in a battle of wits against dangerous men which takes him on a hunt across Europ
Feb 19, 2009 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Spy Story Lovers
Some reviewers compare Daniel Silva with John LeCarre. That is pure nonsense. In my mind only two currently producing authors can write a spy novel that is more than an adventure story: LeCarre and Alan Furst.

That said, "The Messenger" is a very good adventure tale. The story is well plotted, the characters familiar, the pace satisfying, the suspense binding, and the ending blindingly fast and exciting. I had a hard time putting the book down with about 100 pages to go.

On the down side, there is
Susan Shipman
Oct 01, 2014 Susan Shipman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I own The Gabriel Allon series for two reasons 1) they are exciting, intricate, well written and sometime heart stopping action regarding the best spy and assasin Israel has (who also happens to be a masterful artist that has forgone painting to restoring great Master's originals) and 2) Daniel Silva EDUCATES me on what is actually going on in the middle east. In the beginning of the series, not so much on the political arena but it starts with the attack on the Israeli athletes in 1972, but as ...more
May 15, 2014 Nabarun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My 4th Gabriel Allon/ Daniel Silva novel and 6th in the Allon series, this is just relentless creation and sustenance of suspense in this genre of spy thriller by Daniel Silva. Each book I finish, I keep thinking "how can he better this book". And every time I pick up the next Allon series, I am mesmerised , hooked and completely possessed by the book till I complete it! Hats off to Silva, he is just a master craftsman who can repeat the magic book after book.

You have to accept a few authors she
Sep 30, 2011 Matt rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, spy
Spy novels are meant to explore the moral gray areas that exist when you have state actors performing extralegal deeds which may individually be unethical or inhumane yet, when done in the interest of the safety of one’s country, becomes pseudo-sanctified. The great heroes of these stories are usually flawed because the reader is never completely sure that their actions are just. To me, this crisis of conscience is what makes spy novels fun to read.

Apparently, Daniel Silva thinks differently. Go
Christopher Bunn
Mar 23, 2012 Christopher Bunn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently picked up a couple Daniel Silva novels in a used bookstore this week (away on vacation and needed something non-Kindle to read at the beach). I found The Messenger and Prince of Fire. I've read a couple other of Silva's Gabriel Allon thrillers a long time ago. I'd forgotten how much fun they are. His Gabriel Allon character is one of the more interesting modern spies in literary existence. The balance between assassin/spy and art restorer creates a compelling man. Having spent a lot o ...more
Apr 29, 2009 Krishna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Silva's 6th Gabriel Allon book continues the Master Terrorist plot riff from the previous Prince Of Fire while cribbing another from the first Allon book The Kill Artist: That of using a beautiful woman to trap a terrorist master-mind. Considerable time is taken on the set-up and "prepping the bait". And some effective tension is generated when Allen's undercover operation is blown and neccesitates a race against time to rescue a beautiful Jewish woman before her death at the hands of evil murde ...more
Joyce Lagow
Apr 20, 2010 Joyce Lagow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
6th in the Gabriel Allon series.[return][return]Allon s cover has been blown, and he is now working as an art restorer in Israel. But Ari Shamron, Israel s ex-officio overseer of Israeli Intelligence, wants Gabriel to get back into the Service, as director of Special Ops. He shows Gabriel some interesting images taken off the laptop of a Palestinian agent: they are of the Vatican and Pope Paul VII, and are excellent indicators that both are targets for a massive terrorist attack. Monseignor Luig ...more
Brad Chinman
Mar 04, 2012 Brad Chinman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thrilling story kept continuously moving by a determined protagonist. The messenger is a story about a man named Gabriel Allon who is leading a mission to take down a major terrorist. He is a member of Israeli Intelligence and works with the Americans to try to prevent further attacks against highly regarded members of society. His mission is to take down a Saudi who is funding multiple terrorist attacks. He must put an American woman in danger to begin the mission but swears that she is his p ...more
Mar 26, 2010 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps I am just getting into these books but I liked this one best so far.

It had me thinking about spy, espionage, war stories and the like and how often they and their characters are one sided. Can we only relate to this type of story when the hero/heroine is from "our" side? I can think of thrillers where the hero was from the opposition but was defecting eg Red October, but I can't think of one where the hero/heroine was firmly on the opposite side of the fence - be it WW1 or WW2, Soviet U
Bookmarks Magazine

The five previous spy thrillers featuring Gabriel Allon addressed topics including the Munich Olympics massacre, Yasir Arafat, and the Vatican. The Messenger, about global terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism, resounded just as loudly with critics. Fortunately, Daniel Silva has also written an ingenious, thrilling, and entertaining book with complex characters and settings, from London and Jerusalem to Rome, that serve the plot well. While one critic cited Silva's bias toward Israel, the majorit

Saul Escalona
Dec 21, 2015 Saul Escalona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. In the GR page for this book , there are very good reviews of it worth reading. I will try my best with this one of mine.
G. Allon , Israel's secret agent, books ; are they fiction or half truths? With a high political tint, "The Messenger " which was written in 2006 is kind of vissionary to the events developing in 2015 regarding the convulsive situation in the middle east . With G. Allon, also an art restorer , you are not only involve with a great espionage story but also you learn
Aug 01, 2012 Onka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english, crime
What can I tell? Mr. Silva once again proved what an amazing writer he is. Even though The Messenger is 6th book in Gabriel Allon series it didn't remind me of anything. There were things that still surprised me.
Plus I love Silva's style. He describes characters, setting, main case, etc. in so much details and still it's not boring. I was hooked from the page 1 and I couldn't put it down until I finished it.
I won't write about the plot because I don't want to spoil anything. But for those who ar
Lynne Capehart
Dec 16, 2015 Lynne Capehart rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon books.
Schuyler Wallace

It would appear that Daniel Silva is the apple of the Charbonneau Book Club’s eye. We read “The English Woman” less than a year ago and “The Messenger” is our new assignment. It was written about seven years earlier than “Woman” but, with Silva, there’s no worry about staleness seeping in. He’s always a refreshing read.

In this Gabriel Allon adventure the intrepid Jewish spy is assigned to find an elusive al-Qaeda bigwig who is planning an assassination attack on both the Pope and the president
A good book makes me care about a characters, has my heart and breath racing as their fates play out across the pages of the novel. This is the first Allon story that did that.

As in all of Silva’s books, this one had too much art information – this time about Vincent Van Gogh – than I care to read. While art as a whole plays a large role in these novels, much of what's here could be cut with no loss (and possibly an improvement) in quality and tautness of the story.

Also as in all the earlier boo
Matan Hollander
Nov 27, 2014 Matan Hollander rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book, The Messenger by Daniel Silva is the first book of a fiction, action series. This book is very intense and suites people who like secret agents and intense action.

This book is about a Shabaq agent, head of the special oops section. Gabriel Alon, the secret agent has many operations that he is unchanged of them. Gabriel saved the pope during a terrorist attack on the Vatican, that the terrorist Talal Bin- Shafiq organized. After the attack Gabriel was assigned by his agency to find thi
Apr 27, 2016 Julia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 6th book in the Gabriel Allon series which I am gradually reading my way through. There are now 16 books in the series and it's still going. They do follow on from one another but it's not essential to read them in order.

The Messenger splits into three parts. The majority of the book (approx pages 100-300) is about an operation to plant a mole into the staff of a major Saudi business and multi-millionaire who is bankrolling a terrorist organisation. I really enjoyed this middle sect
Carl Alves
Jan 02, 2015 Carl Alves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In The Messenger Israeli spymaster Gabriel Allon finds himself in the middle of a plot by a terrorist targeting an attack on the Vatican, specifically aimed at Pope Paul VII and his top aide Monsignor Luigi Donati. Gabriel has to infiltrate the terrorist group and enlists the aid of American art expert Sarah Bancroft. Gabriel vows to protect her as she embarks on a deadly mission to stop the terrorists. When things go awry, Sarah faces torture and death, and Gabriel must save her.

This novel is a
Maryclaire Zampogna
Gabriel Allon, the Israeli spy races the globe in pursuit of a top
al Quada terrorist. He travels London, the USA, Rome and the Caribbean. Every word of the book has you on the edge of your seat waiting to see who will appear or survive. Gabriel works with the CIA to protect the Pope and the President of the US. The book hints at the use of Saudi Oil money to fund the terrorist of today.
Jan 31, 2015 Pat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Audiobook--book #6 in the Gabriel Allon series. I backtracked to listen to this book. We again see Gabriel and his team, who this time rescue the pope twice. They enlist the help of an American female who infiltrates a Saudi billionaire's lair. Gabriel and his team must try to rescue her after she is discovered.

The Messenger opens in London where a professor of Middle Eastern studies is suspected of having Al-Qaeda ties. The Israeli Secret Service is on his tail when he is killed in an accident
Magda Pais
Dec 01, 2014 Magda Pais rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, my-own
Numa altura em que tanto se fala do Estado Islâmico e do terrorismo a ele associado, calhou ler este livro de Daniel Silva em que o fundamentalismo islâmico é tratado.
Gabriel Allon é o herói nos livros de Daniel Silva. Gabriel é israelita, restaurador de arte e espião ao serviço do governo, contratado por Golda Meir para aniquilar os membros da organização terrorista Setembro Negro em 1972, após o massacre de Munique.
Não é fácil falar deste livro sem desvendar a história. Mas vou tentar: O namo
Mike Harper
Jun 09, 2015 Mike Harper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I generally enjoy Silva's books, and this is one of his best. It's fast-moving easy reading, the plot holds together and the characters are fun.
There's nothing like a really disagreeable villain, and the Saudis in this story fit the bill. They kill hundreds of innocents at the Vatican to start things off, then revel in the riches purchased with their petrodollars, capture and threaten to torture a nice American lady (a Dartmouth graduate, no less), and generally misbehave throughout. Silva expl
May 04, 2014 Sharyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have listened to 1-5, but the library only had #7, so I quickly read this one, so today I can start the audio book of #7. These books should be read in order (as some of the reviewers can attest,) as each builds on the previous one. Silva's books are exciting and fast paced thrillers. I can only hope that Mossad is as good as the characters in this book!! I love Allon, the flawed hero. Each of these books has a point about world politics, especially this one, as the truth about Saudi support o ...more
Aug 09, 2015 Susana789 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Osobne sa mi zápletka v tomto pokračovaní páčila doteraz asi najviac, takže zvyšujem počet hviezdičiek na štyri. Jednotlivé pokračovania na seba nadväzujú, ale dajú sa čítať aj samostatne, majú v sebe viaceré pripomínacie či vysvetľovacie pasáže. Tie mne osobne vadia asi najviac, sú to opakovanie vkladané tie isté vety a pri ôsmom dieli je to už únavné :-). Autor sa drží osvedčenej schémy, ale má pomerne slušný prehľad v politickom dianí, ktoré je "realisticky fikčné". Aj logická línia jeho príb ...more
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Daniel 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 policy programming. In 1994 he began work on his first novel, The Unlikely Spy, a surprise best seller that w ...more
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