Portrait of a Spy (Hardback)
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Portrait of a Spy (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 04/08/2011
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Gabriel Allon, secret agent, assassin and master art restorer, returns in a spellbinding new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Europe is exploding. And one man must find out why. For Gabriel Allon and his wife Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a romantic weekend in London. But nothing is ever that simple when you're an off-duty spy and assassin. Bombings in Paris and Copenhagen have put him on edge and when Gabriel notices a man exhibiting several traits common to suicide bombers, he follows him into the Covent Garden throng. He's determined to prevent the carnage he fears is about to take place, but before Gabriel can draw his sidearm, he is knocked to the pavement by two plain-clothes police officers. A moment later he looks up to find a scene from his nightmares. From the streets of New York and London, to the unforgiving landscape of the Saudi desert, Gabriel Allon is in a race to the death against a calculating mass-murderer that he dare not lose...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007433308

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This is a truly amazing book that grips from the very start to the very end. The book is so up to date, and relevant, it could almost be on the News! This is the eleventh book in the Gabriel Allon series which this a... More

Paperback edition
17th May 2012
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“Take this book on holiday and hope for rain”

This book consists of four hundred odd pages of totally absorbing writing. I read it almost non-stop in two days. The plot is taut and fast paced and the writer has obviously meticulously researched his subject.
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13th May 2012
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“Great Modern Spy Novel”

This was the first of the Gabriel Allon series I read and I was surprised how easily I grasped the style of Daniel Silva's writing. That is not to say it is simplistic, but the fact he is constantly harking back... More

Paperback edition
29th June 2012
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