Gabriel Allon Novel #11
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Featuring: Gabriel Allon
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Gabriel Allon has been hailed as the most compelling
creation since “Ian Fleming put down his martini and
invented James Bond” (Rocky Mountain News). A man with a
deep appreciation for all that is beautiful, Gabriel is also
an angel of vengeance, an international operative who will
stop at nothing to see justice done. Sometimes he must
journey far in search of evil. And sometimes evil comes to him.
In a dangerous world, one extraordinary woman can mean the
difference between life and death. . . .
For Gabriel and his wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the
start of a pleasant weekend in London—a visit to a gallery
in St. James’s to authenticate a newly discovered painting
by Titian, followed by a quiet lunch. But a pair of deadly
bombings in Paris and Copenhagen has already marred this
autumn day. And while walking toward Covent Garden, Gabriel
notices a man he believes is about to carry out a third
attack. Before Gabriel can draw his weapon, he is knocked to
the pavement and can only watch as the nightmare unfolds.
Haunted by his failure to stop the massacre of innocents,
Gabriel returns to his isolated cottage on the cliffs of
Cornwall, until a summons brings him to Washington and he is
drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global
terror. At the center of the threat is an American-born
cleric in Yemen to whom Allah has granted “a beautiful and
seductive tongue.” A gifted deceiver, who was once a paid
CIA asset, the mastermind is plotting a new wave of attacks.
Gabriel and his team devise a daring plan to destroy the
network of death from the inside, a gambit fraught with
risk, both personal and professional. To succeed, Gabriel
must reach into his violent past. A woman waits there—a
reclusive heiress and art collector who can traverse the
murky divide between Islam and the West. She is the daughter
of an old enemy, a woman joined to Gabriel by a trail of
blood. . . .
Set against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence,
Portrait of a Spy moves swiftly from the corridors of power
in Washington to the glamorous auction houses of New York
and London to the unforgiving landscape of the Saudi desert.
Featuring a climax that will leave readers haunted long
after they turn the final page, this deeply entertaining
story is also a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face
of unspeakable evil—and Daniel Silva’s most extraordinary
novel to date.
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