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The English Girl by Daniel Silva
  

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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 title is the British Prime Minister’s mistress and when she disappears on holiday and a ransom note is delivered to the PM, MI5 pay a visit to Gabriel Allon. The British political detail and thinly veiled satire is brilliant as is the thrilling plot as Allon and his team race across the world in pursuit of the kidnappers.

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

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Synopsis

The English Girl by Daniel Silva

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 ...

Reviews

'Allon is the 21st century Bond - elegantly paced, subtle and well-informed.'
Daily Mail

'Sexily brooding Allon... must be the most famous superspy not played by Daniel Craig'
Daily Telegraph

'In true Bauer fashion, shoot-outs, kidnappings and international terror plots follow Gabriel Allon wherever he goes'
USA Today

'Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of the plot'
People

'A world class practitioner of spy fiction'
Washington Post

About the Author

Daniel Silva

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.

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Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Daniel Silva

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780007433414

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