Portrait Of A Spy by Daniel Silva

81%

18 Critic Reviews

Silva fans should be enraptured.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

“A bona fide thrill ride.”
Miami Herald
 
“Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot.”
People
 
Portrait of a Spy is Silva’s eleventh thriller to feature art restorer and master spy Gabriel Allon as he races from Great Britain to Washington to New York to the Middle East on the trail of a deadly and elusive terrorist network responsible for massacres in Paris, Copenhagen, and at London’s Covent Garden.
 

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 19, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 483 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Portrait Of A Spy
All: 18 | Positive: 16 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Excellent
Nov 01 2011

Gadgets, back-stabbing machinations and political duplicities lend an aura of realism to the intricate plot.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Nov 28 2011

Silva fans should be enraptured.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Kate Ayers on Jul 19 2011

Scary, intelligent and paced with the speed of a bullet, Silva's latest Allon installment is a blockbuster.

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Huntington News

Excellent
Reviewed by David Kinchen on Mar 23 2012

"Portrait of a Spy" is up to the high standards of Silva's work, which set the bar very high.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky on Jul 25 2011

The author choreographs his story perfectly and manages an extremely large cast with consummate skill.

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The Hindu

Excellent
Reviewed by Dhruva Bhat on Apr 04 2012

His experience in writing tightly-knit, fast-paced thrillers are evident as we follow a motley set of interesting and vividly different characters...

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The Trades

Below average
Reviewed by Jeff Ritter on May 23 2012

The depths of Gabriel's various relationships with other characters are only barely plumbed.

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The Truth About Guns

Below average
Reviewed by William Montgomery on Aug 18 2011

Unfortunately the author and his editorial support failed to rub on a little literary Proactiv® to smooth these plot pimples out of a story that is otherwise compelling.

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Tucson Citizen

Excellent
Reviewed by Jonathan DuHamel on Apr 23 2012

This book is rich in location details and gives one an insight into both the world of art and spycraft

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The Mystery Reader

Good
Reviewed by Jerry Solot

Daniel Silva has provided yet another entertaining and education novel with only a minimum of political preaching.

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My Bookish Ways

Good
Reviewed by Kristin on Mar 14 2012

The author juggles multiple players without tangling threads and manages a lot of detail without confusing the reader.

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Minding Spot

Good
Apr 28 2012

With political aspirations, intriguing characters, fast-paced and exciting, Portrait of a Spy is not to be missed by Silva fans.

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Ruthfully Yours

Good
Reviewed by Ruth King on Jul 19 2011

Daniel Silva’s latest novel, Portrait of a Spy, is a like a fine wine that should be savored to absorb all the details.

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5 Minutes for Books

Above average
Reviewed by Elizabeth on Mar 21 2012

Portrait of a Spy is well-done for its genre. It’s the sort of book that is perfect for the beach or an airplane ride—good plot, keeps moving, characters fleshed out and interesting enough to make you care about them.

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Socrates' Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Yvonne on Apr 29 2012

Featuring a climax that will leave readers haunted long after they turn the final page, this deeply entertaining story is also a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of unspeakable evil—and Daniel Silva’s most extraordinary novel to date.

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Guerilla Wordfare

Good
Reviewed by Lizzy Ford on May 06 2012

The book is poignant and even more frightening by how realistic and plausible the fictional series of events seem.

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Book Junkie

Good
Reviewed by Alan Scott on Apr 20 2012

The exciting page-turning climax in the desert with Allon, Nadia and a multitude of surprises and twists gave me sweaty palms as I gripped the book tightly.

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Salvation Ink

Good
Reviewed by Mayank Raheja on Mar 06 2012

Daniel Silva’s latest book in the Gabriel Allon series lives up to the legacy of its predecessors.

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