The Fallen Angel: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Jul 17, 2012 - Fiction - 464 pages
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Art restorer, assassin, spy—Gabriel Allon returns in The Fallen Angel, another blockbuster espionage thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. The acclaimed author of Portrait of a Spy, Silva (“a world class practitioner of spy fiction” —Washington Post) is an undisputed master of the genre who has brought “new life to the international thriller” (Newsday).

A breathtaking adventure that races around the globe, The Fallen Angel begins in Rome, where Allon is called upon to investigate a murder at the Vatican, one with disastrous repercussions that could plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. If you haven’t yet been drawn into Daniel Silva’s thrilling universe of intrigue, danger, and exceptional spycraft, start here—and see why the Philadelphia Inqurer declares that, “The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series.”

 

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Reviewed by Juli Williamson for Readers' Favorite
The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva is an espionage thriller that revolves around Gabriel Allon, a former Israeli intelligence agent, who is now
working in the Vatican, restoring a priceless masterpiece. The butterfly effect in full bloom, one small but tragic event leads to the saving of the world. A tragic death at the Basilica ropes Gabriel into an international art theft ring, and a terrorists’ plot, embroiling the Middle East in more strife. Allon wants to finish restoring the commissioned work, spend time with his wife, and enjoy life but his past catches up with him. Can Allon and his Israeli colleagues find the art thieves and prevent the Middle East from erupting into open warfare?
Daniel Silva has woven an intricate plot that unravels under Allon’s skillful probing. Daniel Silva has written more than a spy novel. He weaves art, history, differing religions, and current events into multiple plots that are entertaining, and creates an informative tale of personal loss and growth with a masterful hand. He has written a novel that understands the background and reality of the strife in the Middle East and the realization that it probably will not be settled any time soon. I enjoyed this tale of intrigue. I was not overloaded with an intensive history lesson, but shown more of an overview and acceptance of the reality of today's dynamics worldwide. In addition, the history was so skilfully interwoven into the story of one small group of people.
 

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Contents

CITY OF THE DEAD
VATICAN CITY
PIAZZA DISPAGNA ROME
THE SISTINE CHAPEL
ST PETERS BASILICA
PIAZZA DISPAGNA ROME
TRASTEVERE ROME
VATICAN CITY
RUE DE MIROMESNIL PARIS
QUAIDES CELESTINS PARIS 23 ST MORITZ SWITZERLAND 24 ST MORITZ SWITZERLAND 25 ST MORITZ SWITZERLAND
BERN SWITZERLAND
HERNDON VIRGINIA
WANNSEE BERLIN
BERLIN
BERLIN
THE WELL OF SOULS

PIAZZA DISPAGNA ROME
CERVETERI ITALY
PIAZZA DISANTIGNAZIO ROME 11 PIAZZA DISANTIGNAZIO ROME
VILLA GIULIA ROME
APOSTOLIC PALACE VATICAN CITY
THE VATICAN GARDENS
PIAZZA DISPAGNA ROME
THE VIA VENETO ROME
CITY OF GOD 17 BEN GURION AIRPORT ISRAEL
JERUSALEM
KING SAUL BOULEVARD TEL AVIV 20 KING SAUL BOULEVARD TEL AVIV
BERLINNORTHERN DENMARK
KANDESTEDERNE DENMARK
VIENNA
VIENNA
VIENNA
VIENNATEL AVIVVATICAN CITY
EAST JERUSALEM
VATICAN CITY
VATICAN CITYJERUSALEM
JERUSALEM
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Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, The Heist, and The English Spy. His books are published in more than thirty countries and are bestsellers around the world. He serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and lives in Florida with his wife, CNN special correspondent Jamie Gangel, and their two children, Lily and Nicholas.

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