The Heist by Daniel SilvaThe Heist by Daniel Silva

The Heist

byDaniel Silva

Paperback | July 15, 2014

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller featuring Gabriel Allon in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue

Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is at work in Venice repairing an altarpiece when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must perform one simple task: Find the most famous missing painting in the world.

Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one...

The dead man is a fallen spy with a secret: he’s been trafficking in stolen artworks and selling them to a mysterious collector. Among those paintings is the world’s most iconic missing masterpiece: Caravaggio’s Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence.

Gabriel embarks on a daring gambit to recover the Caravaggio that will take him on an exhilarating hunt-from Marseilles and Corsica, to Paris and Geneva, and, finally, to a small private bank in Austria, where a dangerous man stands guard over the ill-gotten wealth of one of the world’s most brutal dictators …

Daniel Silva is the award-wining, number oneNew York Timesbestselling author ofThe 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,The Defector,The Rembrandt Affair,Portrait of a Spy,The Fallen Ang...
Title:The HeistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.24 inPublished:July 15, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443436496

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good read Fast paced story line and wonderful characters.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rivetting Might be Silva's best book in the series. Having read all his books, I feel like I know all his characters such as Gabriel, Chiara and Ari. You know you will always get a wild ride.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from typical plot the twist and turns are typical for this writer. the short chapters seem to move the book along and enhance a fast read. love the characters which could be explored a little more. is the Russian president the next target in the next book??
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Heist Another good story but the ending was a bit weak.
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Heist Doesn't disappoint. Silva creates a terrific story line that keeps us captivated whike raising our awareness of the amazing atrocities in the world !
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The heist Another great read from mr. Silva, loved every page. I have read them all and Look forward to the next one.
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Terrific Read from Daniel Silva This is the latest in the series of Silva mystery novels, set in Europe. Silva's protagonist is an Israeli secret agent who also works as an art restorer. This book, as in his previous novels is intriguing and offers rich detail about art restoration, European sites and host of interesting characters. It is best to read the Silva series in order of publication. Check the Web site for the chronology of Silva's publications. This novel, like his others, is well worth the read!
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Heist Another great Gabriel Allon story, a real page-turner, hard to put down.
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The heist.daniel silva He ha done it again, brilliant. Story all. Enjoyed readingcoundent put it down, finished in 5 hours'margaret murray
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reader Another thriller, with all the excitement of a real life happening
Date published: 2014-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Heist Great read yet different in tone from previous books in this series. It does, however, prepare the reader for the changes in the life and career of Gabriel Allon and brings some new and previously recurring characters into sharper relief. The plot is, as always, entertaining and takes one even deeper into the fascinating and complex world of art and how it can be so easily be used as illicit currency. I look eagerly look forward to the next book in this series. It can't arrive fast enough.
Date published: 2014-07-18

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Daniel Silva:"Gabriel Allon is my favorite fictional character." -President Bill Clinton"Silva's thrillers bring readers the best of all spy worlds. The action roars along, touching down in both glamorous settings and godforsaken outposts . for readers who crave both deft characterization and old-fashioned, spy-novel action." -Booklist"With a dollop of Simon Templar, a dash of Jack Bauer, the urbanity of Graham Greene, and the humanity of John le Carré, Daniel Silva has hit upon the perfect formula to keep espionage-friendly fans' fingers glued to his books, turning pages in nearly breathless expectation." -Bookpage"A master writer of espionage." -Cincinnati Enquirer"Silva's writing is perfect." -Chattanooga Times-Free Press"Will keep you awake at night." -USA Today"A world-class practitioner of spy fiction." -Washington Post"Hypnotic prose, well-drawn characters and nonstop action." -PeoplePraise for The English Girl:"This is thriller writing at the highest level, offering up a tight plot, believable characters, and an ending that even the most jaded of readers probably won't see coming." -Denver Post"As usual, Silva takes the reader hostage from page one with his canny mix of spy craft and suspense..Silva's ongoing ability to combine le Carré-like texture with high energy plotting has produced a string of commercial and critical successes. Chalk up another one." -Booklist"Fast-paced intrigue and provocative characters make this a fine addition to an outstanding series."-People Magazine, 4 stars"Literate, top-notch action laced with geopolitical commentary." -Kirkus"Allon is a great political operative, but Silva is an even greater writer..a must read." -Huffington Post"Smart, unpredictable, and packed with history, art, heart, and imagination, this is a page-turner to be savored..The English Girl is a masterwork." -Neal Thompson, (an Amazon #1 best Book of the Month pick for July 2013)"[Silva's] Gabriel Allon novels have both entertained and informed tens of millions of readers.more than any other writer over the past decade.You will read the book in at most a couple of sittings." -Washington Examiner"A sleek, efficient thriller, delivering a neatly complicated plot with a minimum of fuss." -The Columbus Dispatch"As with all of Silva's geopolitical and stylish thrillers, the pace is super fast and the storyline is engrossing, complicated, and twisty." -Library Journal"The English Girl is a top-notch, old-fashioned East-meets-West, cloak-and-dagger thriller from the old school, with a ripped-from-the-headlines theme.Someone once said that their favorite books are ones that entertain and inform at the same time. The English Girl is one of those novels." -Book Reporter"Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon: The English Girl.This captivating new page-turner from the undisputed master of spy fiction is sure to thrill new and old fans alike." -The DC Spotlight