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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.

If you like Daniel Silva you might also like to read books by Matt Hilton, Vince Flynn and Trevanian.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Daniel Silva

The English Spy by Daniel Silva
The English Spy
Daniel Silva
Shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 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.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016
The English Girl by Daniel Silva
The English Girl
Daniel Silva
This is the thirteenth in Silva’s brilliant Gabriel Allon series and fans are certainly in for a treat. Those who haven’t met master spy and art restorer Allon yet should start with The Unlikely Spy. The English girl of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva
The Fallen Angel
Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon, master art restorer and assassin, returns in a spellbinding No.1 New York Times bestselling novel. For all fans of Robert Ludlum.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva
Portrait of a Spy
Daniel Silva
July 2012 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Daniel Silva is a superlative thriller writer, effortlessly juggling complex plots full of a cast of believable characters while still delivering...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/06/2012
Moscow Rules by Daniel Silva
Moscow Rules
Daniel Silva
Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2009. CWA Judges’ comments: A masterful rendering of a story that sounds uncomfortably close to the truth. A credible cast of characters, written with style and wit. It's great to be...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2009

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