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PORTRAIT OF A SPY

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Gabriel Allon can scrape away at all that obscures to uncover reality, whether the shadows are blemishes on a Titian masterpiece or the secrets of a maniacal terrorist.Allon retired from a covert unit of Israel's intelligence service, the Office. He now restores art, a benign profession he practices in England. Accompanied by his wife, Chiara, also an Office veteran, Allon is visiting London to ... Read full review

Review: Portrait of a Spy

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Kate Ayers

In the spy world, if you have a tough job, you turn to Gabriel Allon, agent of the Israeli secret service known familiarly as the Office. In the art world, you turn to Giovanni Rossi for a tough job. He restores old masters and occasionally paints a few of his own. He needs the solace of the canvas to balance the violence that inhabits his other world, because, you see, Giovanni Rossi is only one ... Read full review

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User Review  - flashflood42 - LibraryThing

Someone eles's review that I liked: Gabriel Allon has "retired" to Cornwall to spend leisurely days with his wife Chiara. He awaits his next restoration project and is delighted to learn that Julian ... Read full review

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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

Former Israeli assassin Gabriel Allon is once again attempting retirement and normal life in rural England. The gifted painter and his beautiful young wife, also on the Mossad's payroll, return to ... Read full review

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User Review  - utbw42 - LibraryThing

Another masterful effort in the world of Gabriel Allon by Mr. Silva as Allon is once again drawn into the Israeli spy net when he witnesses a terror attack in London, and is then asked to shut down ... Read full review

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User Review  - skinglist - LibraryThing

One of my favorites in the Gabriel Allon series in quite a few books. Read quickly, although I fear the book was going to land in the Hudson River if I didn't like the way it ended. Once again, I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

While this is another Gabriel Allon novel, it seemed to illustrate a few real issues/peeves of the author: treatment (bad) of women in the islamic world, dedication of the radical jihad adherents ... Read full review

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User Review  - dekan - LibraryThing

this was a great book. i love the whole spy/art restorer angle. i've read the rest in this series as well and can't wait for the next. if you like the spy game with not going to overboard this is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - krushkelsey - LibraryThing

this was a great book. i love the whole spy/art restorer angle. i've read the rest in this series as well and can't wait for the next. if you like the spy game with not going to overboard this is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - rosies - LibraryThing

a good spy novel; I'm now interested in the whole series Read full review

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