Yes, I enjoy the whole Gabriel Allon series, although they're all pretty much the same. Gabriel is dragged into a situation after "retiring" with his wife, chaos rules, he gets permission to assemble the same crack team, it gets dicey at the end, but all comes out okay after some very rough going. I like it, but ya gotta put up with the VERY pro-Israeli, focus. An idealistic and wish list approach with a Pope and President on Gabriel's side (oh, wish it could be true!), and the ever present dangers of either Islamist extremists taking over "civilized" life with sharia law or else it's the evil Russians reverting to Cold War totalitarianism. All the while the rest of the world is all against Israel despite all the good they do to save us from the extremists.
If you're a Gabriel Allon aficionado, you'll surely like the book. I'm one and I did!
Most any of the more recent Silva novels
The real negative of the past two novels have been the narrator, George Guidall. A decent narrator of other novels, his voice and style are totally inappropriate for the Gabriel Allon series. It requires the deep resonance of a European voice from John Lee, Phil Gigante or even Simon Vance (who sometimes made the Israeli accent sounds like Romanian Vampires). For Guidall, the voice is too shrill and he made mincemeat of one of a returning character from the past. I couldn't tell the difference between Gabriel and Shamron. His style just doesn't go with these characters and Silva's style. Bring back the English actors!
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