"An action packed thriller!"
Reviewed by Patti Loveday
Posted March 2, 2018
Thriller | Thriller Spy
When I read the synopsis for HOUSE OF SPIES by Daniel Silva.
I was curious and
wanted to know more. I am a fan of spy
thrillers and suspense novels. I am not sure what to make of
this novel. There are parts that I like and then there where
parts that I am not sure they work with the overall story.
While this is the seventeenth book in the Gabriel Allon series, it can
easily be read as a standalone novel.
out for revenge and his target is Saladin, who is a madman.
Saladin has been the cause of numerous crimes around the world
that has caused havoc. Gabriel wants him dead and he wants to
be the one who kills him. There is a lot of action packed
suspenseful scenes in this novel that will have you on the edge
of your seat. A true page turner. The parts that I am not sure
about are the parts in the book that remind me of reading other
books in this series. A lot of repeats and similar scenes.
Silva is an outstanding writer that creates a world that is
very life-like and realistic. The characters are well planned
out so that they mesh with the plot line and help to develop
the overall story. I just cannot get over those parts that
remind me of the other books, repeats. This book would make a
good read for anyone who loves an action packed spy thriller.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling
author of The Black Widow comes the thrilling new
summer blockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art
restorer Gabriel Allon.
A heart-stopping tale of suspense, Daniel Silvaâ€™s
runaway bestseller, The Black Widow, was one of
2016â€™s biggest novels. Now, in House of Spies,
Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge â€“ determined
to hunt down the worldâ€™s most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy
ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin.
Four months after the deadliest attack on the American
homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage
through Londonâ€™s glittering West End. The attack is a
brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose
The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to
the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc
Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion
model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of
Martelâ€™s enormous wealth is drugs. And Martel, likewise,
turns a blind eye to the fact he is doing business with a
man whose objective is the very destruction of the West.
Together, under Gabrielâ€™s skilled hand, they will become an
unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terror.
Written in seductive and elegant prose, the story moves
swiftly from the glamour of Saint-Tropez to the grit of
Casablanca and, finally, to an electrifying climax that will
leave readers breathless long after they turn the final page.
But House of Spies is more than just riveting
entertainment; it is a dazzling tale of avarice and
redemption, set against the backdrop of the great conflict
of our times. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva is
â€śquite simply the bestâ€ť (Kansas City Star).
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