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Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva
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Aug 01, 11

Read from July 27 to August 01, 2011

It seems like Gabriel Allon might finally be on the verge of retirement. In my mind, this may not be an entirely bad thing since I seem to having trouble maintaining interest in series after the sixth or seventh installment. Please don't imply from that that Portrait of a Spy is anything other than another well-crafted and enjoyable work from Mr. Silva. The story keeps you turning pages and is extraordinarily current. Mr. Silva is a talented writer and if Allon is denied his well deserved retirement I will continue reading the series but I think I would also be intrigued by a new Silva character.
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Cycledoc Agree. Plotting was not particularly believable. Hews blindly to the Israeli line--there is another side to the story.


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