Gabriel Allon #7
On Sale: July 24, 2007
Featuring: Elizabeth Halton; Gabriel Allon
Hardcover / e-Book
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Thriller | Mystery | Suspense Spy
He has been called his generation's finest writer of
international intrigue, one of America's most gifted spy
novelists ever, and the successor to Graham Greene and John
le Carre. But with his follow-up to the 2006 electrifying
number one bestseller The Messenger, Daniel Silva has
written his most compelling and entertaining novel to date.
When last we encountered Gabriel Allon, the master art
restorer and sometime officer of Israeli intelligence, he
had just prevailed in his blood-soaked duel with Saudi
terrorist financier Zizi al-Bakari. Now Gabriel is summoned
once more by his masters to undertake what appears to be a
routine assignment: travel to Amsterdam to purge the
archives of a murdered Dutch terrorism analyst who also
happened to be an asset of Israeli intelligence. But once in
Amsterdam, Gabriel soon discovers a conspiracy of terror
festering in the city's Islamic underground, a plot that is
about to explode on the other side of the English Channel,
in the middle of London.
The target of this plot is Elizabeth Halton, the daughter of
the American ambassador to the Court of St. James's, who is
to be brutally kidnapped. Gabriel arrives seconds too late
to save her. And by revealing his face to the plot's
masterminds, his fate is sealed as well. Drawn once more
into the service of American intelligence, Gabriel hurls
himself into a desperate search for the missing woman as the
clock ticks steadily toward the hour of her execution. It
will take him from Amsterdam to Germany to the very end of
Denmark. It will thrust him into an unlikely alliance with a
man who has lost everything because of his devotion to
Islam. It will cause him to question the morality of the
tactics of his trade. And it might very well cost him his life.
Filled with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot,
and a final mind-bending sequence that will leave readers
breathless, The Secret Servant is not only a work of supreme
entertainment, but also an exploration of some of the most
daunting issues of our times: the war on terrorism, the
weapons the West uses to wage it, and the time bomb now
ticking in the heart of Western Europe.
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