Portrait Of A Spy

Mass Market Paperback | February 21, 2012

byDaniel Silva

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“A bona fide thrill ride.”
Miami Herald
“Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot.”
Portrait of a Spy is Silva’s eleventh thriller to feature art restorer and master spy Gabriel Allon as he races from Great Britain to Washington to New York to the Middle East on the trail of a deadly and elusive terrorist network responsible for massacres in Paris, Copenhagen, and at London’s Covent Garden.

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“A bona fide thrill ride.”—Miami Herald “Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot.”—People Portrait of a Spy is Silva’s eleventh thriller to feature art restorer and master spy Gabriel Allon as he races from Great Britain to Washington to New York to the Middle East on the trail of a deadly and elusive ter...

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It was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London for master art restorer and spy Gabriel Allonand his wife, Chiara. But a deadly pair of bombings in Paris and Copenhagen has already marred this lovelyautumn day. Then, before he can stop a man he suspectsis about to launch a third attack in Covent Garden,Gabriel is knocke...

Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1New 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 Angel,The ...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 1.19 inPublished:February 21, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062073141

ISBN - 13:9780062073143

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite! I adore this series and highly recommend reading Silvia's books.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Love two novel series, Flynn's Rapp, and Silva's Allon!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book. Intriguing story line and plot. Made you want to continue reading until you finished it. Love the main character.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Portrait of a Spy Daniel Silva writes an excellent novel. Further, his comprehension and portrayal of the highly incompetent amateur in the White House is uncanny. I highly recommend this book and this author!
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Potrait of a spy Resonable mystery thriller
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Same Old Same Old but Still Good Book 11 in the Gabriel Allon series Once again Daniel Silva takes his readers on an exciting action-packed journey into the world of terrorism. This political thriller explores a lot of current events through the eyes of his protagonist, although meant to be entertaining above all it nevertheless leaves a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of global terror. The story opens when we learn an American cleric has set up an Al Qaeda like operation in Yemen and has unleashed a wave of suicide bombings. The bloody carnage leaves the citizens of Paris, Copenhagen and London in a state of fear and disbelieve and the world wonders where the terrorists will strike next? Gabriel Allon, a renowned art restorer and former Israeli spy, has retired to Cornwall England with his wife, Chiara, to follow his passion in the field of arts. One day, a chance observation at London’s Convent Garden jolts him out of retirement and into the service of the U.S government. He is recruited to devise a daring plan to destroy the network of death that is causing havoc and targeting more and more countries. With the help of Nadia al-Bakari, a reclusive Saudi heiress, Gabriel and his team will traverse the murky divide between two very different cultures. After reading a number of books very little has changed in this series, Allon is still trying to retire but after so many years with the Mossad as a spy it is hard to distance himself from the trade. King Saul Boulevard and their allies in the US always have one more mission up their sleeves and need an experienced professional to execute it, Allon is one of their preferred operatives and they always have a convincing story to entice him back. Mr. Silva has skillfully mastered a formula that combines the art world and counter-espionage to create a suspense filled plot with depth and endless action, guaranteed to sustain the reader’s interest for hours.
Date published: 2012-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Gabriel once again Another keeper by Silva regarding the series of Gabriel Allon. Absolutely love this series and all the characters in the book. The story line was a little different than the usual Gabriel story. Really enjoyed the story line. The story actually makes you think a little about the spying business. Must read. Can't wait for more
Date published: 2012-04-02