The English Assassin by Daniel Silva

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An Israeli spy by trade and art restorer by preference, Gabriel Allon arrives in Zurich to restore the work of an Old Master for a millionaire banker—and finds himself standing in blood and framed for the man's murder.


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 February 25, 2003 by Signet. 408 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, War, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction
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Silva's latest bid to spin international-intrigue headlines into gold delivers as muckraking quasi-journalism but not as espionage fiction.

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Book Reporter

As THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN gets underway, Allon is called upon to restore a painting for Augustus Rolfe, a wealthy Swiss banker, at his home in Zurich.

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Entertainment Weekly

Silva's second thriller featuring Israeli spy- cum-London art restorer Gabriel Allon begins with the murder of a Swiss banker who had been hoarding masterpiece paintings stolen from Jews during World War II.

Apr 05 2002 | Read Full Review of The English Assassin

Gather Books

Former Israeli spy, now turned art restorer, Gabriel Allon is being tossed back into a past he left behind.

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Large Print Reviews

Silva amply explains the events in Allon's life that turned him from artist, to assassin and spy, and then to art restorer.

Aug 20 2004 | Read Full Review of The English Assassin

Lazy Day Books Blog

Regular readers know that I’m working my way through Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series in my own personal reading challenge this year.

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