Gabriel Allon Series #6
Published by G.P. Putnam´s Sons on July 25, 2006
Gabriel Allon – art restorer and spy – is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer – photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, aimed straight at the heart of the Vatican. Allon and his colleagues soon find themselves in a deadly duel of wits against one of the most dangerous men in the world – a hunt that will take them across Europe to the Caribbean and back. But for them, there may not be enough of anything: enough time, enough facts, enough luck. All Allon can do is set a trap – and hope that he is not the one caught in it.
I have to be honest I am truly no friend of starting a series in the middle.
I don´t like it, because my experience shows, that the characters in all the series I´ve ever read started to change one way or the other. All the things they went through, all the emotions they had to deal with etc. made them change, develop other ways of seeing things and when you can read a series from the beginning, you can see all that with your own eyes, can live with them to all of it and that gives you, what I call it, a rounder picture.
The story starts right off with a deadly situation and the more I read, the more it felt kind of scary. Because almost everything that happened in this thriller is today – about ten years later – sad reality.
Daniel Silva is an award winning New York Times bestseller author. His books are sold in over thirty countries and worldwide bestsellers. He got appointed into the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and lives with his wife and their two children in Florida.