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House of Spies (Gabriel Allon #17) House of Spies by Daniel Silva
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“Only the spoon,” replied the don, “knows the pot’s sorrows.” With”
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“there was nothing more dangerous, he thought, than a patient man.”
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“Wasn’t it Moses who dispatched a team of agents to spy out the land of Canaan?” “History’s first intelligence failure,” said Gabriel. “Imagine how things might have turned out for the Jewish people if Moses had chosen another plot of land.” “And”
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“one needed to be careful what one wished for.”
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“The nexus between crime and radical Islam is one of the most disturbing emerging trends confronting U.S. and Western European counterterrorism officials.”
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“And your new employers?” asked the don. “Every bed has lice,” said Keller. “Only the spoon,” replied the don, “knows the pot’s sorrows.”
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“Where is he?” “Five miles due west of Ajaccio.” The don smiled. “Or thereabouts.” “Alive one hour,” said Keller, quoting a Corsican proverb, “dead the next.”
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“It was a technique as old as the bazaar, the willingness to walk away from a deal.”
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“Megiddo, the hillock where, according to the Book of Revelation, Christ and Satan would wage a climactic duel that would bring about the end of days.”
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“It was the twenty-ninth of March.”
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“He would be painstaking in his approach, meticulous. For there was nothing more dangerous, he thought, than a patient man.”
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“but the effort of tying his Oxford shoes nearly drove him to the sanctuary of his bed.”
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“torpidly”
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“I suppose it’s true what they say. The spouse is always the last to know.” “Is”
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“Then she drifted torpidly past Keller’s table at the café next door, with her arms hanging like limp long-stemmed flowers at her side.”
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“Mohammad Bakkar owned a”
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“We don’t always get to choose our assets, he reminded himself. Sometimes they choose us.”
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“be no outward change in his conduct, save for the constant presence at his side of Christopher Keller.”
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“He went to”
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“It’s nice to have one’s work appreciated.”
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“Elections have consequences,”
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“Warm glazed potatoes with caviar, tapioca, and herbs; yellowfin tuna ribbons with avocado, spicy radish, and ginger marinade; diver scallops with caramelized cauliflower and a caper-raisin emulsion; black sea bass crusted with nuts and seeds, with a sweet-and-sour jus.”
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“She was not beautiful, she was professionally beautiful. Until that moment, Natalie had not realized there was a difference. “Would”
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“who has two women loses his soul. But he who has two homes loses his mind.”
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“The operation,” answered Gabriel, surprised. “Bullshit.”
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“Wasting the valuable time of others, thought Rousseau, was a bureaucrat’s ultimate revenge.”
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“life is just as long as the time it takes to pass by a window.”
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“Boswell spent much of the evening lamenting his country’s dreadful politics. Isherwood listened attentively. Inwardly, however, he wondered why it was that enlightened Americans always found it necessary to bash their country whenever they set foot in the mother ship. “I’m”
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“dispensed unheeded advice, and”
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“The notion that modern England might not be a cultural paradise appeared to come as a shock to Brady Boswell. He was one of those Americans who formed their impressions of life in the United Kingdom by watching reruns of Masterpiece Theater. “A”
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