The Fallen Angel. After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the. Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon Collection, Books 11 - Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, and The English Girl. Daniel Silva. HarperCollins e-books, July Editorial Reviews. Review. “It's become almost obligatory for lovers of high level thrillers to read each new Daniel Silva novel as soon as it appears. With his by.
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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 . 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. Daniel Silva. The Gabriel Allon Series (in order). #1 The Kill Artist #12 The Fallen Angel. #13 The English Girl. #14 The Heist. #15 The English Spy.
Shelves: fiction , guilty-pleasures My weekend reading; can't wait! I've loved every Gabriel Allon book since the series started. Just came across an on-target review by Hugh Hewitt, parts of which I thought I'd share with anyone unfamiliar with the series: "Silva's books are wonderful entertainment and Silva is widely regarded as at the very top of the thriller writers working today, but the far deeper value of the books is in the education they provide on the precarious situation of Israel in the world today. The nature of that s My weekend reading; can't wait! The nature of that situation first became very obvious to millions of Americans in my generation when terrorists attacked the Israeli Olympic team in Munich in , ecventually killing 11 Israeli athletes and coaches on September 6, Most American 50 and older can tell you exactly where they were when this atrocity unfolded, and as the 40th anniversary looms, we can only hope the organizers of the London Games are not only committed to remembering that awful massacre but also to remembering its details correctly and without concern for the political winds blowing once again against Israel all across Europe.
This time, we see Old Jerusalem up close, including the convoluted system that denies Jews access to their own ancient Temple Mount. Gun battles, terrorists, kidnapping Along the way, Gabriel continues to suffer from his last mission and continues to try to find a balance in his life, so he can HAVE a life.
I've been thinking a lot about Common Core's insistence that students must read nonfiction I learned so much from this book, this novel, this well-researched novel. I cannot believe I would have learned half so much reading the original nonfiction pieces Silva did for his book It's the narrative, the characters, the conflict, that bring the Middle East to life in Silva's books.
He teaches me through his fiction View 2 comments. Feb 17, Lewis Weinstein rated it really liked it Shelves: Another great exciting Gabriel Allon story I've read them all. Silva creates electricity, sometimes with very few words. There was the touching scene with Leah, the always acerbic yet moving interactions with Shamron, the amazing Dina, and the sometimes implausible action that is nevertheless gripping. And also, there is the constant reminder of what Israel means to the Jewish people and how perilous its existence still is.
Silva states in his Author's Note at the end of the book that there co Another great exciting Gabriel Allon story I've read them all. Silva states in his Author's Note at the end of the book that there could have been a Palestinian state, and peace, had Yasir Arafat "found the courage" to say "Yes" to Bill Clinton's proposal.
This is a powerful reminder that, whatever the past fury, and neither side has been perfect, the only way out is for both sides to agree to ignore the past and go forward. In today's climate, the Israeli settlers are as much to blame for not doing that as are the Palestinian refugees. I do remember reading the early books of Silva also containing the first three Gabriel Allon novels which I kinda liked a lot. But due to availability I lost contact with the series.
I found some hardcover copies of the later Allon movies and I picked up the series. I am a great Fleming fan mainly due to his prose and his depiction of his hero James Bond, and all later writers never quite got the tone right and leaned way to much towards the EON version of James Bond. Another great Spy writer is I do remember reading the early books of Silva also containing the first three Gabriel Allon novels which I kinda liked a lot. Another great Spy writer is Le Carre but while the man does know his spy stuff some of his books resemble watching paint dry even if the plots are fairly well written.
The difference is that Silva's books are well grounded in todays politics with Allon being a former Mossad assassin and am established art restorer. Which means we'll never get a movie, because it being an Israeli hero would offend to many people, which is fine a generally the movies will water down the intensity and scary plots.
When an art historian falls to her death he is asked by the pope himself to look into the matter as the dead is somewhat suspicious due to the victims investigation into stolen art en historical artifacts.
This turns into a major investigation that involves the moneymaking by terrorist organisations through priceless artifacts and an attack on Israel of a level that would anger the whole Muslim world and would undoubtedly would be the end of Israel. At the end a fallen Angel did trigger a great story and a sadly based upon true facts of financing crime and terror due to sheer greed. Another great and exciting story in a series that will be undoubtedly be revisited in the future.
Well advised. Nov 30, Arjun rated it liked it Shelves: Time for the yearly Gabriel Allon novel.
This one was slightly better than usual because it had Donati and the Pope. Gabriel was less insufferable than usual. I read this one super fast and couldn't put it down, however, as I get older I'm realizing the difference between not being able to put something down and 5 stars. These books are great beach reads, but I try to reserve 5 stars for books that have changed the way I think or even caused me to reconsider something. These books are not that, Time for the yearly Gabriel Allon novel.
These books are not that, they are designed to pass time. BUT, that does not make make them any less Romance novels are similar: I'm not reading to get anything out of it, I'm just reading so I can learn more about women. OK, I just came back 5 minutes after writing that last sentence and I know it was tongue in cheek but I was going somewhere with it that I can't remember. Sadly, I've forgotten more witty phrases than anyone I know. Eat your heart out George R R Martin. Jul 20, Sue rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Another well written thriller from Daniel Silva, this time moving from restoring art in the Vatican, dealing with antiquities throughout Europe and finally accompanying the Pope on a visit to Israel.
As always there is good and evil and those who are good are somewhat compromised, like Gabriel Allon. There is also the continuing age-old battle of the Middle East which is front and center in most suspense writing now.
Allon has been part of this struggle since just after the Munich Olympics.
How Another well written thriller from Daniel Silva, this time moving from restoring art in the Vatican, dealing with antiquities throughout Europe and finally accompanying the Pope on a visit to Israel. How much longer before he can retire? View all 5 comments. Perfectly acceptable airplane and train and subway and hotel room and hotel breakfast reading Compared to most of the movies offered on the plane, it was an excellent option, but Lots of Now that I'm a dozen books into the series, I understand the most common criticism of Silva's series is that they do seem a bit formulaic and somewhat All of the familiar characters are here, and there are enough of them, that the canned re introductions feel like they were copied and pasted into the book.
Or, maybe, I shouldn't have broken my own rules I think I may have read this one too soon after the last one But, yes, I'll keep reading Who knows? Maybe I'll start the next one on my return journey Oct 23, Janebbooks rated it it was amazing.
I considered the hunt for novels or books or articles especially regarding the Baroque painter Caravaggio would be everlasting! Many an site customer reviewer has decried Since I viewed the Caravaggio in the Vatican collection Daniel Silva has been called "his generation's finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Compelling, passionate, haunting, brilliant: But it was Silva's fourth novel, The Kill Artist, which would alter the course of his career.
The novel featured a character described as one of the most memorable and compelling in contemporary fiction, the art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon, and though Silva did not realize it at the time, Gabriel's adventures had only just begun. Gabriel Allon appears in Silva's next nine novels, each one more successful than the last: If you haven't read Silva In the first chapters of the book, the reader enters the Basilica in Rome and meets the sampietrini , the head of the official caretakers of the hallowed place, who proceeds to offer a tour of place and its treasures.
It's going to be a 5 STAR read And you will have ten or so more Gabriel Allon mysteries for an exciting backlist! In an article dated July 5, View 1 comment. Aug 24, Kathy rated it did not like it. We read this this summer on our cross-country drive.
I was in the mood for a good spy thriller, and heard an interview with this author on the Diane Rehm program. It seemed like a spy thriller against a backdrop of art history would be perfect!
I went right out and bought one of his novels for our trip because I assumed any author interviewed on Diane Rehm's program would have a lot of literary quality.
I have to say I was disappointed. I see that this author has a lot of fans and many reviews re We read this this summer on our cross-country drive. I see that this author has a lot of fans and many reviews refer to the book as well-written. To me, though, the characters did not speak like real people--especially not real people in tense situation--and the author had a way of referring to his green-eyed hero that was extremely distracting, because it reminded me of "Nancy Drew, the titian-haired sleuth.
The latter two issues would have been minor, not even worth mentioning, I suppose, if the dialogue had been believable. I am sorry! I gave it a good try. Nov 08, Dana Moison rated it it was amazing. The immortal and powerful character of Gabriel Allon, the legendary Mossad agent, is starring in an exciting plot, which begins in Vatican City in Rome and slowly advances towards the Holly city of Jerusalem in Israel.
This book entails some of the dark secrets lying in the Vatican, and their possible connection to world worldwide terrorism. In his skilled and unique writing, Silvia manages to lead the plot in mysterious and cursive ways to unexpected places, which made me devour this book! I felt that in the current book, Silva expressed himself more in terms of his political views and his impressive and insightful reading of the political map in the middle east.
On top of that, his books are a fast-paced, thrilling pleasure! Aug 17, Michael Rudin rated it liked it. I enjoyed this book and I respect and like this author. Well written, great attention to detail, as always and sometimes beautiful use of the English language. There was a point in the story where the author hooked the reader; however, the denoument and conclusion felt blase.
I experienced less immediacy than within previous Daniel Silva novels. Did it need more literal descriptive detail of action? I'm not sure. Perhaps the Gabriel Allon franchise has become a bit formulaic for me as Allon, the I enjoyed this book and I respect and like this author.
Perhaps the Gabriel Allon franchise has become a bit formulaic for me as Allon, the protagonist, feels a bit omnipotent at this time--or it is entirely possible that reading recreationally about so much of what we experience and fear in the news: The story opens with a murder in St. Claudia Andreatti, a curator in the Vatican's antiquities division, uncovered a dangerous secret. A global criminal enterprise is looting treasures of antiquity and selling them. Monsignor Luigi Donati, the private secretary to the Pope, decides that there will be two investigations.
The first, for public consumption, will determine that Dr. Andreatti committed suicide.
The second would be conducted by Gabriel. Andreatti was conducting her investigation at the behest of Monsignor Donati and he asks Gabriel to find out the truth. Gabriel's investigation leads him from Carlo Marchese, a criminal mastermind behind the network, to Iran and Hezbollah and a terrorist plot against the West.
There is virtual chess match between Gabriel and the terrorists planning the third Intifada. Just when they think they have stopped a major attack they discover it was just a feint. The climatic ending takes place in Jerusalem on Good Friday during a papal visit. There is a real Indiana Jones feel to this as the reader is taken on a journey underground through one of the world's holiest grounds and history. As with all the books in the series it is non-stop action and a race against time.
In the end justice prevails But we know Gabriel will not be able to retire and devote himself to restoring masterpieces and his personal losses. Sep 10, Jeffrey rated it really liked it Shelves: Daniel Silva's latest Gabriel Allon novel still brings the thrills and suspense despite being the 12th volume in this increasing formulaic series.
In this novel, Allon is tasked by the Vatican to look into the death of an employee of the Vatican, who herself was looking into whether the Vatican had any problems with the provenance of its art collection. This is an actual issue that has come to plague major museums in the world as art that has been on display for the masses is now sought by the ori Daniel Silva's latest Gabriel Allon novel still brings the thrills and suspense despite being the 12th volume in this increasing formulaic series.
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The climax is a little abrupt and short-lived, but per Silva's style, trends towards being more realistic than "Hollywood. Good read. Home DMCA. Ty que se trofeo. I read for personal enjoyment and I really enjoyed "The Fallen Angel". The English Girl. The Fallen Angel.
The Black Widow. Portrait of a Spy. The Heist. The English Spy. House of Spies. The Other Woman. The Kill Artist.