House of Spies by Daniel Silva
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House of Spies is also one of Silva's most entertaining books. In it, Gabriel Allon - the formidable spy, assassin and art restorer (a character often referred to as the "Jewish James Bond") - concocts a crazy/brilliant scheme to track down and trap Saladin, the notorious ISIS leader...
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#1 NYT Bestseller

#1 USA Bestseller

#1 WSJ Bestseller

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Black Widow comes the thrilling new summer blockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon.

A heart-stopping tale of suspense, Daniel Silva’s runaway bestseller, The Black Widow, was one of 2016’s biggest novels. Now, in House of Spies, Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge – determined to hunt down the world’s most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin.  

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London’s glittering West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. 

The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel’s enormous wealth is drugs. And Martel, likewise, turns a blind eye to the fact he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West. Together, under Gabriel’s skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terror.

Written in seductive and elegant prose, the story moves swiftly from the glamour of Saint-Tropez to the grit of Casablanca and, finally, to an electrifying climax that will leave readers breathless long after they turn the final page.  

But House of Spies is more than just riveting entertainment; it is a dazzling tale of avarice and redemption, set against the backdrop of the great conflict of our times. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva is “quite simply the best” (Kansas City Star).

 

About Daniel Silva

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Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules and The Defector. He is married to NBC News Today correspondent Jamie Gangel. They have two children, Lily and Nicholas. In 2009 Silva was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council.
 
Published July 11, 2017 by Harper. 549 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jackie K Cooper on Jul 08 2017

Silva is am amazing writer. He brings his readers into the story and takes them on the latest mission. You find yourself encased with a group of devoted men and women who will risk their lives to see justice done.

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Reviewed by Kate Ayers on Jul 13 2017

Daniel Silva knows how to craft truly powerful heroes and terrifying villains. But more than that, he knows how to tell a story that chills to the bone, for it hits all too close to the realities of the day.

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Philly.com

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on Jul 30 2017

House of Spies is also one of Silva's most entertaining books. In it, Gabriel Allon - the formidable spy, assassin and art restorer (a character often referred to as the "Jewish James Bond") - concocts a crazy/brilliant scheme to track down and trap Saladin, the notorious ISIS leader...

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Reviewed by Anne Corey on Jul 01 2017

...HOUSE OF SPIES is a suspenseful tale. The stakes are high and the possibility of failure is great. Is Gabriel too cautious? Are the Americans too rash? Is Martel somehow warning Saladin? Each moment is filled with decisions and the wrong one could mean death. Once again, Daniel Silva has created a riveting thriller.

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