PORTRAIT OF A SPY
Followers of Silva’s Gabriel Allon franchise will gobble up this book. New readers will find it fine as a stand-alone read. The characters and plot are cutting-edge current and echo real terrorists, making it a chilling and foreboding read.
After several terrorist attacks in Western Europe, Gabriel, art restorer and former spy and assassin, is once again lured out of retirement to assist Israel, Britain and the US in their efforts to take down a terrorist network. His old Israeli team is soon back together, working to devise and execute a daring plan to fund the terrorists and follow the money to find the head of the organization. And after they also convince a wealthy Muslim businesswoman to work with them, Gabriel is determined to protect her at all costs. But when the action moves to the Middle East and their cover is blown, things spiral out of control. (HARPER, Mar., 528 pp., $9.99, Paperback Release)