The Fallen Angel

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Harper, 2012 - Allon, Gabriel (Fictitious character) - 405 pages
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Daniel Silva is one of the undisputed masters of the modern espionage novel who has brought "new life to the international thriller" (Newsday). From the first, silva's books have been instant New York Times bestsellers, and with his fourth, The Kill Artist, he introduced Gabriel Allon, "one of the most fascinating characters in the genre" (Chicago Sun-Times), whose "doubts and humanity raise him head and shoulders above most characters in espionage fiction" (Detroit Free Press).

Gabriel Allon has been hailed as the most compelling creation since "Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond" (Rocky Mountain News). A man with a deep appreciation for all that is beautiful, Gabriel is also an angel of vengeance, an international operative who will stop at nothing to see justice done. Sometimes he must journey far in search of evil. And sometimes evil comes to him. This master art restorer and retired Israeli intelligence officer once again takes the helm in Silva's latest searing tale--another thriller of "hypnotic prose, well-drawn characters and non-stop action" (People magazine)--filled with duplicity and terror in which Gabriel finds himself in one of the most beautiful and deadly places: Rome.

As always, Silva explores topical, timely issues through the entertaining medium of a heart-stopping thriller, with a plot marked by twists and turns, careful research, authentic logistics, and expertly drawn, unforgettable characters.

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User Review  - utbw42 - LibraryThing

Slightly different tone to this story than previous Gabriel Allon novels, as Allon is drawn into an investigation originated by the Vatican itself. Eventually, the Israeli spy network is pulled in as ... Read full review

Review: The Fallen Angel (Gabriel Allon #12)

User Review  - Joan Mueller - Goodreads

Excellent depiction of the middle eastern conflict with a realistic plot. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Daniel Silva was born in Michigan in 1960. While pursuing a master's degree in international relations, he received a temporary job with United Press International to help cover the 1984 Democratic National Convention. Soon after, he left his graduate program to work full-time for United Press International. He worked in San Francisco and Washington, D. C. and as a Middle East correspondent in Cairo and the Persian Gulf. He was working at CNN when his first novel, The Unlikely Spy, was published. In 1997. He then left CNN to become a full-time author. His novels include The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, and other titles in the Gabriel Allon series. He won the Barry Award for Best Thriller for The Messenger in 2006. In 2014 he made The New York Times Best Seller List with The Heist.

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