The secret servant

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, Jul 24, 2007 - Fiction - 385 pages
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In Amsterdam, a terrorism analyst named Ephraim Rosner lies dead, brutally murdered by a Muslim immigrant. The Amsterdam police believe the killer is a deranged extremist, but others know better. Just twenty-four hours before, Rosner had requested an urgent meeting with Israeli intelligence. Now it is Gabriel Allon's job to find out what Rosner knew, and when he does, it confirms his worst fears: a major terrorist operation is in the works. But not even Allon could have predicted what it is.

In London, a young woman vanishes. She is the daughter of the American ambassador-and goddaughter of the president of the United States-and the kidnappers' demands are at once horrifically clear and clearly impossible to meet. With time running out, Allon has no choice but to plunge into a desperate search, both for the woman and for those responsible, but the truth, when he finds it, is not what he expects. In fact, it is one that will shake him-and many others-to the core.

Intense and provocative, filled with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot, The Secret Servant is not only a fast-paced international thriller but an exploration of some of the most daunting questions of our time.

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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

Gabriel Allon is an art restorer who also works for Israeli Special Ops from time to time. When one of the department’s agents in Amsterdam is killed by a Muslim fanatic, Gabriel is sent to look ... Read full review

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User Review  - Corduroy7 - LibraryThing

After reading this novel, it brings to mind some of the same thoughts and feelings that I had after reading Nelson DeMille's "Night Fall." I went to look at my own book review for "Night Fall" and ... Read full review

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Daniel Silva most recent novel is The Messenger. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, NBC News Today correspondent Jamie Gangel.

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