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Daniel Silva - Author

About the Author

Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Moscow Rules and ten other novels. Best known for his spy thrillers starring art restorer and sometime assassin Gabriel Allon, Silva's books are international bestsellers that are published in more than 25 different languages.


Silva began his career in journalism working for United Press International where he worked as Chief Middle East Correspondent based in Cairo. He traveled extensively in the region and covered the Iran-Iraq war, terrorism and political conflicts. On assignment in the Persian Gulf, he met his wife, Jamie Gangel, National Correspondent for NBC's Today Show. The two were married in 1988, and Silva returned to Washington and went to work for CNN as executive producer of its Washington-based public affairs programming, including such popular broadcasts as Crossfire, The Capital Gang, Late Edition, Evans & Novak and Inside Politics Weekend.

In 1994, Silva began work on The Unlikely Spy, his first novel, which went on to be a surprise bestseller and gain critical acclaim. Since then, he has written The Mark of the Assassin (1998), The Marching Season (1999), The Kill Artist (2000), The English Assassin (2002), The Confessor (2003), Death in Vienna (2004) and Prince of Fire (2005), The Messenger (2006), The Secret Servant (2007), Moscow Rules (2008), and The Defector (2009).

Silva and his wife live in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC with their twins Lily and Nicholas.

Featured books by Daniel Silva

The English Spy

The English Spy

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/06/2016

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. When a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down herkiller: legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon. Gabriel's target is Eamon Quinn, a master bomb maker and mercenary of death who sells his services to the highest bidder. Fortunately Gabriel does not pursue him alone; at his side is Christopher Keller, a British commando turned professional assassin who knows Quinn's murderous handiwork all too well. And though Gabriel does not realize it, he is stalking an old enemy-a cabal of evil that wants nothing more than to see him dead. Gabriel will find it necessary to oblige them, for when a man is out for vengeance, death has its distinct advantages...

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The English Girl

The English Girl

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Gabriel Allon, master art restorer and assassin, returns in a spellbinding new thriller from No.1 bestselling author Daniel Silva. For all fans of Robert Ludlum. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister's career is threatened with destruction. And Gabriel Allon, master art restorer, spy, and assassin, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems ...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth ...

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The Fallen Angel

The Fallen Angel

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Bruised and war-weary following his secret war to bring down a terrorist mastermind, Gabriel Allon returns to his beloved Rome to restore a Caravaggio masterpiece. But early one morning Gabriel is summoned by his friend and occasional ally Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to the Pope. The broken body of a beautiful woman lies beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome. Donati fears a public inquiry will inflict more wounds on an already-damaged Church so he calls upon Gabriel to use his matchless talents and experience to quietly pursue the truth - was it suicide, or something more sinister? Gabriel discovers that the woman revealed a dangerous secret that threatens powers beyond the Vatican. And an old enemy plots revenge in the shadows, an unthinkable act of sabotage that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. Once again Gabriel must return to the ranks of his old intelligence service-and place himself, and those he holds dear, on the razor's edge of danger.

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Other books by Daniel Silva

The New Girl

The New Girl

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2019

From No.1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva comes a stunning new thriller of vengeance, deception, and betrayal. What's done cannot be undone... At an exclusive school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning in a motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. In truth, her father is Khalid bin Mohammed, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Once celebrated for his daring reforms, he is now reviled for his role in the murder of a dissident journalist. And when his child is brutally kidnapped, he turns to the one man he can trust to find her before it is too late. Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, has spent his life fighting terrorists, including the murderous jihadists financed by Saudi Arabia. Prince Khalid has pledged to break the bond between the Kingdom and radical Islam. For that reason alone, Gabriel regards him as a valuable if flawed partner. Together they will become unlikely allies in a deadly secret war for control of the Middle East. Both men have made their share of enemies. And both have everything to lose.

The New Girl

The New Girl

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

From No.1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva comes a stunning new thriller of vengeance, deception, and betrayal. What's done cannot be undone... At an exclusive school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning in a motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. In truth, her father is Khalid bin Mohammed, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Once celebrated for his daring reforms, he is now reviled for his role in the murder of a dissident journalist. And when his child is brutally kidnapped, he turns to the one man he can trust to find her before it is too late. Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, has spent his life fighting terrorists, including the murderous jihadists financed by Saudi Arabia. Prince Khalid has pledged to break the bond between the Kingdom and radical Islam. For that reason alone, Gabriel regards him as a valuable if flawed partner. Together they will become unlikely allies in a deadly secret war for control of the Middle East. Both men have made their share of enemies. And both have everything to lose.

The Other Woman

The Other Woman

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

From Daniel Silva, the No.1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal. She was his best-kept secret ... In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason's name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin's most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West - a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power. Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel's vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.

The Other Woman

The Other Woman

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

From Daniel Silva, the No.1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal. She was his best-kept secret ... In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason's name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin's most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West - a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power. Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel's vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.

House of Spies

House of Spies

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of The Black Widow comes the thrilling new blockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon. Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London's West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, except for a single thread. The thread leads legendary spy, art restorer, and assassin Gabriel Allon and his team to the south of France and the doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel'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 Gabriel's skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terrorism.

The Other Woman

The Other Woman

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/07/2018

From Daniel Silva, the No.1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal. She was his best-kept secret ... In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason's name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin's most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West - a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power. Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel's vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.

Other Woman

Other Woman

Author: Daniel Silva Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2018

From Daniel Silva, the No.1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal.She was his best-kept secret ...In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason's name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin's most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West - a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power.Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel's vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.

The Other Woman

The Other Woman

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2018

From Daniel Silva, the No.1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal. She was his best-kept secret ... In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason's name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin's most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West - a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power. Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel's vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.

Casa de espias

Casa de espias

Author: Daniel Silva Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2018

Del autor de La viuda negra, numero uno en la lista de los mas vendidos del New York Times, llega un nuevo exito literario protagonizado por Gabriel Allon, espia legendario, asesino profesional y restaurador de arte. La viuda negra, una historia de suspense trepidante y uno de los mayores exitos de Silva, fue una de las novelas mas destacadas de 2016. Ahora, en Casa de espias, Gabriel Allon ha vuelto y esta dispuesto a vengarse, decidido a atrapar al terrorista mas peligroso del mundo, el escurridizo cerebro del ISIS conocido como Saladino.Cuatro meses despues del mayor atentado acaecido en suelo norteamericano desde el 11 de septiembre, los terroristas dejan una estela de muerte en el exclusivo West End londinense. El atentado es una brillante hazana de planificacion llevada a cabo en perfecto secreto, con un unico fallo: un cabo suelto.Ese cabo suelto conducira a Gabriel Allon y a su equipo al sur de Francia, hasta la lujosa mansion de Jean-Luc Martel y Olivia Watson. Olivia, una bella exmodelo britanica, finge no saber que la enorme riqueza de Martel procede del narcotrafico. Y Martel, a su vez, finge ignorar que esta haciendo negocios con un hombre cuyo objetivo es la destruccion de Occidente. Juntos, bajo la habil mano de Gabriel, se convertiran en una improbable pareja de heroes en la lucha global contra el terror.Magnifica. Washington PostUna prosa hipntica. PeopleUn thriller irresistible ( Suele abusarse de la frase "e;autor nmero uno en la lista de best-sellers del New York Times"e;, pero en el caso de Silva esa descripcin se ajusta a la realidad. Booklist

Casa de espioes

Casa de espioes

Author: Daniel Silva Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Do autor de A viuva negra, numero um da lista dos mais vendidos do The New York Times, eis um novo sucesso literario protagonizado por Gabriel Allon, espiao lendario, assassino profissional e restaurador de arte. Agora, em Casa de espioes, Gabriel Allon esta de volta e disposto a vingar-se, decidido a capturar o terrorista mais perigoso do mundo, o esquivo cerebro do ISIS, mais conhecido como Saladino.Quatro meses depois do maior atentado ocorrido em territorio americano desde o 11 de Setembro, os terroristas deixam um rasto de morte no exclusivo West End londrino. O atentado e fruto de uma brilhante proeza de planificacao levada a cabo no mais rigoroso sigilo, com um unico erro: uma ponta solta.Essa ponta solta conduzira Gabriel Allon e a sua equipa ao sul de Franca, ate a luxuosa mansao de Jean-Luc Martel e Olivia Watson. Olivia, uma bela ex-modelo britanica, finge nao saber que a enorme riqueza de Martel procede do trafico de droga. E Martel, por sua vez, finge ignorar que esta a fazer negocios com um homem cujo objetivo e a destruicao do Ocidente. Juntos, sob a mao habil de Gabriel, converter-se-ao numa improvavel dupla de herois na luta global contra o terror.

The Black Widow

The Black Widow

Author: Daniel Silva Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest tale of high-stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. Legendary spy Gabriel Allon is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, ISIS detonate a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible. They call him Saladin... He is a terrorist mastermind, whose network communicates in total secrecy, leaving Gabriel no choice but to insert an agent into the most dangerous terrorist group the world has ever known. An extraordinary young doctor, she must pose as an ISIS recruit in waiting, a ticking time bomb, a black widow out for blood.

House Of Spies

House Of Spies

Author: Daniel Silva Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

Legendary spy, assassin, and art restorer Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge determined to hunt down the world'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 London's West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread: the French-Moroccan street criminal and ISIS operative who supplied the combat assault rifles. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team to the south of France and to the doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel'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 Gabriel's skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terror.

House of Spies

House of Spies

Author: Daniel Silva Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

From the #1 NYT bestselling author ofThe Black Widowcomes the thrilling newsummerblockbuster featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon.A heart-stopping tale of suspense, Daniel Silvas runaway bestseller,The Black Widow, was one of 2016s biggest novels. Now, inHouse of Spies,Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge determined to hunt down the worlds 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 Londons glittering West End.The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread.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 Martels 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 Gabriels skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terrorism.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.ButHouse of Spiesis 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 will prove once again why Daniel Silva is quite simply the best (Kansas City Star).

viuva negra

viuva negra

Author: Daniel Silva Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2017

O lendario espiao e restaurador de arte Gabriel Allon esta prestes a tornar-se chefe dos servicos secretos israelitas. Porem, em vesperas da promocao, os acontecimentos parecem confabular para o atrair para uma ultima operacao no terreno. O ISIS fez explodir uma enorme bomba no distrito do Marais, em Paris, e um governo frances desesperado quer que Gabriel elimine o homem responsavel antes que este ataque novamente.Chamam-lhe Saladino...E um cerebro terrorista cuja ambicao e tao grandiosa quanto o seu nome de guerra, um homem tao esquivo que nem a sua nacionalidade e conhecida. Escudada por um sofisticado software de encriptacao, a sua rede comunica em total segredo, mantendo o Ocidente as escuras quanto aos seus planos e nao deixando outra opcao a Gabriel senao infiltrar uma agente no mais perigoso grupo terrorista que o mundo algum dia conheceu. Trata-se de uma extraordinaria jovem medica, tao corajosa quanto bonita. As ordens de Gabriel, far-se-a passar por uma recruta do ISIS a espera do momento de agir, uma bomba-relogio, uma viuva negra sedenta de sangue.Uma arriscada missao leva-la-a dos agitados suburbios de Paris a ilha de Santorini e ao brutal mundo do novo califado do Estado Islamico e, eventualmente, ate Washington, onde o implacavel Saladino planeia uma noite apocaliptica de terror que alterara o curso da historia.

La viuda negra

La viuda negra

Author: Daniel Silva Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2017

Una red terrorista.Una telarana de enganos y mentiras.Un juego letal cuyo objetivo es la venganza.Gabriel Allon esta a punto de convertirse en jefe del servicio secreto israeli, pero en visperas de su ascenso los acontecimientos se confabulan para que el legendario espia y restaurador de arte acepte una ultima mision. El ISIS ha hecho estallar una devastadora bomba en el distrito parisino de Le Marais y el gobierno frances, desesperado, quiere que Gabriel elimine al responsable antes de que ataque de nuevo.Le apodan Saladino, y es una mente criminal de ambiciones tan grandiosas como su sobrenombre: un individuo tan esquivo que incluso su nacionalidad se desconoce. Gabriel no tiene otra alternativa que introducir a un agente en el grupo terrorista mas peligroso que haya conocido el mundo. Natalie Mizrahi es una joven doctora tan valiente como hermosa. A peticion de Gabriel, se hara pasar por miembro del ISIS a la espera de que llegue el momento de actuar, convirtiendose asi en una bomba de relojeria con el cronometro en marcha, en una viuda negra sedienta de sangre.Su peligrosa mision la llevara desde los apacibles barrios residenciales de Paris a la isla de Santorini, y del mundo brutal del califato del Estado Islamico a Washington, donde el implacable Saladino prepara una apocaliptica noche de terror que alterara el curso de la historia. La viuda negra es un thriller apasionante y de absoluta actualidad, pero tambien es un viaje de descubrimiento hacia el nuevo corazon de las tinieblas, que permanecera en la memoria de los lectores mucho despues de que hayan pasado la ultima pagina.

Black Widow

Black Widow

Author: Daniel Silva Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2016

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest tale of high-stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. One of AudioFile Magazine's Best Audiobooks of 2016. Legendary spy Gabriel Allon is poised to become the chief of Israel's secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, ISIS detonate a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible. They call him Saladin... He is a terrorist mastermind, whose network communicates in total secrecy, leaving Gabriel no choice but to insert an agent into the most dangerous terrorist group the world has ever known. An extraordinary young doctor, she must pose as an ISIS recruit in waiting, a ticking time bomb, a black widow out for blood.