Prince Of Fire (Gabriel Allon #5)
This book is a decent thriller, and in my humble opinion a failure i ...more
Unfortunately, it takes away from the story. The story almost seems secondary to the historical perspective of the story line. Even though it is a Gabriel Allon book, it seems that there is lack of focus in this book, where it drifts along. Not as focused or as quick moving as the rest of the Silva books ...more
This is a more serious book than any of the later books in the series (at least, of the ones I've read). Daniel Silva is more evidently on a soapbox, linking more of the story's fiction to his version of history and reality. Unfortunately, this reminds me of efforts such as The Da Vinci Code in which the author professes that the fiction is based on facts --- but which facts, and whose interpretation of facts? As with the scientific method, which eschews all aspects of bias in its blind test, an...more
The fact th ...more
The story is typical about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and was well researched. Yet, in some ways I found the book to be similar to others I have read of the genre…a bombing of a Jewish community center in Rome and several other targeted terrorist attacks unleashing Gabriel Allon on a mission to avenge the killings.
It actually is more complex than that but enough said. …..
I enjoyed reading about familiar places and topics and would ...more
As for a Gabriel Allon goes, the man is an intellectual version of Jason Bourne or James Bond. And just as deadly. You need to read this series. Seriously. You won't be disappointed.
In this book Allon reluctantly abandons his precious work in Vienna, at the Chapel of San Giavanni Crisostomo, where he has spent months on the restoration of a famous Bellini altarpiece. His mission is a search for the terrorist mastermind behind a recent horrific and deadly bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Rome. All indications are that there is much more deat ...more
However the book actually outlines from the Israel / Palestine conflict; which is something I feel gives it a bit more to offer. Sure it is not a history book or direct non-fiction; but it does give a small pointer towards some things that actually did happen. It's fiction that gives a believe-able picture of how things look. ...more
I knew some of the Jewish struggles regarding their land and their desire to have a place to be and raise their families. Reading these books, has given me a much better idea of that struggle and how many countries would do them harm. I was raised Catholic, but don't follow any religion much because I ...more
The ongoing battle against Palestinian terrorism plays itself out on the battlefield of Allon’s guilt over the loss of his son and the injury suffered by his wife Leah. An incidental consequence of h ...more
It had been a long time since I had read a spy thriller. I started my reading habits in school with Frederick Forsyth, Robert Ludlums and others. Somewhere in the middle I turned wholly towards detective thrillers. So, when I started this book, I had a lot of expectations from Daniel Silva. By the end of the book, he had managed to fulfill almost all off those expectations.
This book is about the protagonist, Gabriel Allon, trying to stop a mysterious terrorist, Khaled, from unleashing a wave of ...more
Gabriel, restaurador de arte, tem agora pela frente mais uma missão em prol do Gabinete. Após um atentado em Roma, Israel acredita que mais se seguirão, pela Europa, e cabe a Gabriel descobrir onde será o próximo a fim de o evitar.
Mas essa procura vai-se tornar pessoal. O ho ...more
Art restorer Gabriel Allon is, once again, called to action, one last time (once again), by the Israeli intelligence service. A truck bomb exploded in the Israeli embassy in Rome, however the Israelis obtained a computer disk from the terrorists in which they discovered pictures of Allon and his lover as well as notes about ...more
The plot basically boils down to this: terrorists attack an Israeli embassy in Rome, killing many people. After a file on art restorer/assassin Gabriel Allon is found in the terrorist hideout, Gabriel is brought in to investigate. This leads him to figure from his past that has decl ...more
So fand ich es auch besonders spannend, dass einige Personen und auch einige Eckfakten dieses Buches tatsächlich der Realität entsprungen sind: Jassir Arafat hat seine Rolle zu spielen (doch weniger als "Stattsmann"), ebenso wie einige "Maßnahmen" des jungen israelischen Staates gegen aufrührerische arab ...more