I did not enjoy this book although I am a huge fan of this genre,. I kept wishing that it was over. The narration, the dialogue reminded me of a B movie and not a good one, at that.
The beginning of the Gabriel Allon series is wonderful I would recommend these books to anyone who enjoys a series!
I really enjoyed this book. Enough twists and turns to keep you interested. I like the whole series so far.
Suspenseful, well thought out, European experience.
The story is based from a European perspective.
All of it!
I give this book 4 out of 5 on the steaming pile of drek scale. It doesn't get 5 out of 5 because there is a very small chance that this author could have written something worse.
I have read most of Ludlum and always enjoyed his work. When I want action spy, Vince Flynn does the trick and I have recently discovered Robert Littell and his intricately written spy master books on the CIA and such. I was looking for someone else and landed here and this is the first(and probably only) book I will read/listen to from this author.
I won't give away the plot, but having a supermodel go to the spa(I jest here) to get her in shape to go undercover and be an assassin for the Mossad and think that this is a good plan is a Saturday Night Live skit. Ridiculous unless the enemy is called Band of Tards. But even BOT might read Vogue in the bathroom or at least look at the pictures. The big reveal at the end of the book destroys the entire premise of the book since it becomes obvious that the lead character was never actually needed in the first place. The problem could have been solved in one page and the book would have been much better. My ears bled this was so bad and unbelievable. Any recommendations on other thriller or spy authors?
Great book. The romantic entwinements combined with a counter terrorist theme, made the book a fine read. You gotta wonder if things like that happen all the time? :-) Well written and read; hard to put down.
This book was a cut and paste job from Silva's previous excellent series. I loved them all and never missed one. I was with him through all the stuff that is rehashed in "The Kill Artist." Allegedly this is a new book. What a rip-off. None of the characters are new. Nor is the plot even a little bit updated. It looks to me like the author had a deadline and just rigged up something to keep the money coming in.
What a shame. I have loved Allon and suffered with him through Russian prisons and Palestinian torture chambers. I cheered when he prevented the bombing of Vaticant Square and I felt his pain when his wife and son were car bombed.
I would love to know why Silva is now selling stories for which I've already paid.