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Es of team leader and dad to twins a boy and a girl In his latest book The English Spy Daniel Silva combines a spellbinding his latest book The English Spy Daniel Silva combines a spellbinding narrative with historical this global and thrilling adventure makes the 15th novel in his Gabriel Allon Series another incredibly suspenseful and intriguing storyFrom the riveting opening of chapter 1 STRETCHED TOPLESS UPON THE FOREDECK DRINK IN HAND Stretched topless upon the foredeck drink in hand flawless skin baking in the sun was the most famous woman in the world And one deck below preparing an appetizer of tuna tartare cuc Review will follow shortly 4Stars I really liked itAudiobook 1206 Hours Narrator George GuidallPreviously listened to 1 3 5 11 13 14It is than eighteen months since I listened to 14 The Heist and I think I was a little out of my Gabriel Allon groove when I tackled 15 The English Spy My early thoughts were about complicated plots complicated characters and I was unsure of whether I was going to enjoy this novel or not I was distracted by the fact that pretty much the whole story is set in Ireland and Northern Ireland whereas I had been used to European and Middle It is with great sadness that I write this review as it means that once again I have finished my new Daniel Silva book and will need to wait an entire ear to read another Gabriel Allon adventureThe English Spy is 15th book in the Gabriel Allon series Each book gets better than the last Gabriel is suppose to be starting just starting a new painting restoration and then heading to Israel to be with Chiara for the birth of their twins But as always duty calls Graham head of M16 with the permission of Mossad enlists Gabriel for one mission before the birth of his children and becoming head of Mossad The birth of his children he is looking forward to being chief of Mossad not so muchGraham needs him to find and eliminate Eamon uinn an Irish bomb maker who is responsible for killing many in Ireland and believed to be responsible for recent death of the English ex princess whose boat was bombed The Princess is never named but I saw shade of beloved Princess Diana in her backstory Gabriel recruits Christopher Keller to help find uinn He also with Graham s encouragement gets Keller reconnected to England and M16 It was great seeing Christopher Keller back in action Keller and Allon both have personal reasons to go after uinn Sometimes revenge is good for the soul for closureThe English Spy ends with the birth of the twins and Allon postponing for three months assuming control of the Office It will be interesting to see if Gabriel can put aside is adventures and remain in the office Only time will tell and book 16 35 stars for this one Can t seem to give it because there were too many dead end twists and turns and too much historyback story I got really tired of all the explanations given to Allon that he should have already knownafter all he is the Master AssassinSleuth Should he not know of all the major dealings with Israeli national security This seems to be a typical thing with Silvalots of historical background At times I just want them to shoot one another and ask uestions laterya know I also got tired of all the dead end chases and running around Seemed just fluff to me. PlarFollowing the success of his smash hit The Heist Daniel Silva returns with another powerhouse of a novel one that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination and which is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of conver. ,

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Rail throughout Europe Taught and well written Silva excels again 45 stars First impression Damn the man sure knows how to write a dynamite first chapterLast impression Another outstanding book featuring my all time favorite character Israel s not so secret agent Gabriel Allon the 15th in the series I believe but it falls a wee bit short of 5 stars for the record the series I believe but it falls a wee bit short of 5 stars for the record d give it 45 if I couldThat said Daniel Silva may be the only writer on the planet who can make me want to read stories involving Hezbollah al aeda or the IRA This book takes off where the previous one ended with Gabriel planning to take over as chief of The Office a role that presumably with put the brakes on in the field action He s also preparing for fatherhood once again his Crochet younger beautiful wife Chiara is close to delivering twins Gabriel soung son from his first marriage was killed in a terrorist explosionBut as one might expect in the world of espionage nothing is a sure thing An English princess loosely based on the late Princess Diana the author says is killed while on a Playhouse yacht by an assassin linked to the IRA Against his will Gabriel wants to finish restoration of a major painting and spend the final weeks with his wife before the twins arrive he s coerced into joining forces with Christopher Keller an Englishman who is being recruited as a spy for M16 The trail leads to Eamon uinn who excels at making highly destructive bombs that kill lots of innocent people apparently he was hired to blow up thatacht so the two men set out to learn who put up the money for the hit The chase takes them to a variety of settings most of which have appeared in previous books where they go gun a variety of settings most of which have appeared in previous books where they go gun knife with a variety of characters ditto The whole thing seems to be a wrap up of everything that s happened before in a neat and tidy well sometimes messy bow thus freeing up Gabriel to take over a desk job and perhaps paving the way for future books with new M16 agent Chris Keller in the lead role That being the case ou bet I ll be reading them but make no mistake He ll never top Gabriel as my favorite characterAnd that I suppose is why I couldn t uite muster up 5 stars there were just too many characters and too much description of past situations although I admit they were necessary to the tidying up process Then too the almost total absence of the Chiara was noticeable I think I may have missed her even than Gabriel does I ll also note that there seems to be a bit emphasis on politics than usual on US Israel relations for instance for a while I suspected that Silva was channeling another of my favorite writers Brad Thor But clearly Silva has done extensive research on the subject and for the most part the political insights enhanced the story and goodness knows tensions between the US of A and Israel have been strained of lateOn the plus side Silva s writing goes way beyond excellent as usual and I enjoyed the occasional touches of spy humorChris to Gabriel as they abduct an errant bad guy I hope he ll fit in the trunkGabriel We ll slam the lid on him a few times if we have toIn the end Silva has put forth et another excellent work Now I can t wait to see how Gabriel transitions to his new rol. Taken them around the globe and back from the United States to Europe Russia to the Middle East His brilliant hero Gabriel Allon art restorer assassin spy has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents including George Smiley Jack Ryan Jason Bourne and Simon Tem. In this 15th book in the Gabriel Allon series the Israeli spy is hunting the bombmaker uinn who is responsible for the death of his family and the bombing of a British royal entourage The book can be read as a standalone Israeli spyart restorer Gabriel Allon is about to become the father of twins as a standalone Israeli spyart restorer Gabriel Allon is about to become the father of twins the head of the Israeli spy agency when a British princess and her entourage are blown up The perpetrator is uinn the expert bomb maker Gabriel deems ultimately
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for the of his first wife and child So Gabriel goes back into the field with the goal of finding and killing uinn Gabriel teams up with Keller an AWOL British soldier and skilled assassin soon to be an agent of MI6 and they re off on a multi country adventure Before long Gabriel and Keller are lured to the site of a major bombing and Gabriel is killed wink wink which might just lower the guard of the bad guys The story has a variety of interesting characters including a beautiful Russian agent who bedded the British Prime Minister and was later sprung out of Russia by Gabriel Angry revenge seeking Russians A cell of the Irish Republican Army IRA A double dealing Iranian A British mole and so on There s an interesting rivalry between the heads of MI5 and MI6 who have to work together but willingly sabotage each other when things go awry During the course of the story the reader gets a seemingly authentic and fascinating peek into spycraft running agents exposing double agents prying information out of people Jack Bauer style and This kind of thing is always fun to experience vicariously well maybe not the tortureThis is a well crafted fast paced story that kept my attention from the first page to the last Highly recommended to fans of espionage thrillersYou can follow my reviews at Well I have read some almost 100 pages in total and I guess I ve come to a decision about this book and series I won t be finishing either I can t escape the bad taste left by the opening premise and I think I m tired of the need for revenge and the use of constant killing as payback even if those killed are very bad people So while the uality of the writing may be just as good as in past novels it is the subject matter I am parting with just as I did earlier in the case of the books of John Sandford There are simply too many books of too many genres that are exciting diverting challenging for me to spend time reading this one Silva never disappoints but this is one of his finest as he revisits the England Northern Ireland Troubles in current day He also has fairly blunt commentary on US UK Iran Israeli Russian geopolitics A perfect book to listen to while doing laundry and other boring chores Israeli spymaster Gabriel Allon is about to become a father again with his wife Chiara carrying twins And he is slated to succeed Uzi Navrot as head of The Office retiring as a field agent However he is drawn into a hunt for a master Irish bombmaker Eamon uinn who is responsible for a contract killing of the former royal princess basically Princess Diana and many many others He recruits his brother in arms Christopher Keller and are led back to Ireland for the final showdown after a carefully orchestrated First there was The English Assassin Then there was The English Girl Now comes The English SpyMaster novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with seventeen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have. .

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