Portrait of a Spy

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Harper Collins, Jul 19, 2011 - Fiction - 432 pages
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For international operative Gabriel Allon and his wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London—but a pair of deadly bombings in Paris and Copenhagen have just occurred, and while walking toward Covent Garden, Gabriel notices a man he believes is about to carry out a third attack. Before Gabriel can draw his weapon, he is knocked to the pavement and can only watch as the nightmare unfolds.

Haunted by his failure to stop the massacre of innocents, Gabriel returns to his isolated cottage in Cornwall until a summons brings him to Washington, and he is drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the centre of the threat is an American born cleric in Yemen to whom Allah has granted “a beautiful and seductive tongue.” A gifted deceiver, who was once a paid CIA asset, the mastermind is plotting a new wave of attacks.

Gabriel and his team devise a daring plan to destroy the network of death from the inside, a gambit fraught with risk, both personal and professional, and to succeed, Gabriel must reach into his violent past.

Set against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence, Portrait of a Spy is a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of unspeakable evil.

 

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User Review  - jimgysin - LibraryThing

This is the 11th Gabriel Allon novel from Silva, and it is very good. At the same time, when you've done ten previous titles in a series, then it's easy for things to start to seem repetitive and ... 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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Contents

Langley Virginia
Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Nejd Saudi Arabia
Nejd Saudi Arabia
St Jamess London
St Jamess London
Langley Virginia
The Palisades Washington D C

The Lizard Peninsula Cornwall
Lizard Point Cornwall
Georgetown Washington D C
Georgetown Washington D C
Georgetown Washington D C
Georgetown Washington D C
Georgetown Washington D C
Georgetown Washington D C
Georgetown Washington D C
Georgetown Washington D C
Volta Park Washington D C
The Palisades Washington D C
PART
New York City
MadridParis
Paris
Paris
Seraincourt France
Montmartre Paris
Paris
Seraincourt France
Seraincourt France
Seraincourt France
Seraincourt France
Seraincourt France
Seraincourt France
St Jamess London
Zurich
Lake Zurich
Lake Zurich
Paris
Zurich
PART THREE
The Plains Virginia
The Plains Virginia
The Plains Virginia
The City London
The City London
The City London
Dubai
Dubai International Airport
Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai
Langley Virginia
Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai
Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai
Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai
Dubai
Deira Dubai
The Empty Quarter Saudi Arabia
The Empty Quarter Saudi Arabia
The Empty Quarter Saudi Arabia
The Empty Quarter Saudi Arabia
PART FOUR
ParisLangleyRiyadh
The Lizard Peninsula Cornwall
New York City
Langley Virginia
The Lizard Peninsula Cornwall
Authors Note
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Also by Daniel Silva
Copyright About the Publisher
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Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels, including The Unlikely Spy, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, The Messenger, Moscow Rules, The Rembrandt Affair, The English Girl and The Black Widow. His books are published in more than thirty countries and are best sellers around the world. He lives in Florida with his wife, CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel, and their two children, Lily and Nicholas.

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