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The Rembrandt Affair | [Daniel Silva]

The Rembrandt Affair

Determined to sever his ties with the Office, Gabriel Allon has retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall with his beautiful Venetian-born wife, Chiara. But once again his seclusion is interrupted by a visitor from his tangled past: the endearingly eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood. As usual, Isherwood has a problem. And it is one only Gabriel can solve.
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Determined to sever his ties with the Office, Gabriel Allon has retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall with his beautiful Venetian-born wife, Chiara. But once again his seclusion is interrupted by a visitor from his tangled past: the endearingly eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood. As usual, Isherwood has a problem. And it is one only Gabriel can solve.

In the ancient English city of Glastonbury, an art restorer has been brutally murdered and a long-lost portrait by Rembrandt mysteriously stolen. Despite his reluctance, Gabriel is persuaded to use his unique skills to search for the painting and those responsible for the crime. But as he painstakingly follows a trail of clues leading from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires and, finally, to a villa on the graceful shores of Lake Geneva, Gabriel discovers there are deadly secrets connected to the painting. And evil men behind them.

Before he is done, Gabriel will once again be drawn into a world he thought he had left behind forever, and will come face-to-face with a remarkable cast of characters: a glamorous London journalist who is determined to undo the worst mistake of her career, an elusive master art thief who is burdened by a conscience, and a powerful Swiss billionaire who is known for his good deeds but may just be behind one of the greatest threats facing the world.

Filled with remarkable twists and turns of plot, and told with seductive prose, The Rembrandt Affair is more than just summer entertainment of the highest order. It is a timely reminder that there are men in the world who will do anything for money.

©2010 Daniel Silva (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Alexis Richmond, CA, USA 07-23-10
    Alexis Richmond, CA, USA 07-23-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Silva and Gigante -- A Superb Team!!!"

    I have so thoroughly enjoyed Phil Gigante reading the Gabriel Allon series that I cannot bear to read them myself anymore. I had pre-ordered this book at Amazon, but was afraid they would send me the hardbound addition, so I cancelled it a week before the release date. Then came the long countdown until July 20th followed by an eager audio download, then a few hours of complete pleasure before the novel ended. I could not stop listening. It was that good.

    This is perhaps my favorite of all the Allon stories. It depicts Gabriel with the rapid brush strokes of a master at the top of his craft. It enriches with the heartwarming and noble cast of Gabriel's team and a striking and an authentic new female protagonist whom I hope will return in future stories. It contains all the elements that draw me to Silva's work time and again: fabulous settings meticulously drawn, holocaust history sensitively presented, contemporary international intrigue that is both intelligently written and flawlessly paced.

    My only wish for this book would have been more of all of the above. But I totally understand the reason for keeping Silva's novels somewhat short, so he can keep them coming. I'm ready for the next one TODAY but now will need to wait another year. Boo-hoo!!!

    Bravo, Daniel Silva -- may your success continue for many years to come!

    24 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Howard Scottsdale, AZ, United States 09-14-10
    Howard Scottsdale, AZ, United States 09-14-10
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    "Get Set for an Action Ride"

    The main requirement for reading The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva, is not to think too much. It is filled with always beautiful women, always smart and tough men, characters who are savagely beaten only to magically arise and walk away in tact, a villain with an operational support system which would be the envy of any government, government bureaucracies which make decisions quickly and act decisively, and electronic devices that work flawlessly the first time. No glitches permitted. Yet, The Rembrandt Affair is about as good as this international intrigue genre gets. It’s exciting, forward moving, engrossing, and thoroughly entertaining. How does Daniel Silva get the reader to suspend belief? First, he involves the reader in the personality of the protagonist, Gabriel Allon, the reluctant Israeli intelligence operative with multiple talents, a complex person with an admirable core set of values, whose personality has been developed over several books in this series. Add to this, a love affair or two, interesting interpersonal relations between members of various intelligence agencies, and the reader is quickly involved in Allon’s world of intrigue, rooting for him all the way. Another Silva attribute is meticulous and fascinating research so that the book sounds historically grounded and familiar to any reader of the daily newspaper. It has the feel of authenticity. Finally, the plot is so fast moving that the reader has no time nor need to ponder any of its details. Nor does Silva stop along the way to explain motivations, internal musings or conflict resolutions. Any need to understand is provided by the action itself. Any existential angst, which is sometimes hinted at, is tossed aside by the relentless pursuit of evil by the good guys. This is the third book in the Gabriel Allon series that I’ve read, and it is the best. Although the plot neatly resolves itself, the main characters are still very much alive at the end. I'll read the sequel.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia W. Crum 08-01-10
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    "Not very exciting............."

    I guess because I've read all of Daniel Silva's novels, I found this book to be much too "padded" with flashbacks and information from his earlier works. It would seem to me that the story should be able to stand alone without rehashing all of what happened in the books that came before. WHY?? - is it just a lazy and easy way to pad a book and get the number of pages one needs for publication?

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Simone 08-20-12
    Simone 08-20-12 Member Since 2006

    Join me on GoodReads too!

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    "It's not you... it's me."

    I don’t really have much to say about this book. If you are a fan of the series, then you don’t need a recommendation because you’ll read the book no matter what.

    I was lost - but it wasn’t the book, it was me. I was not paying attention during crucial times in the story and therefore missed a lot of important info. Sometimes I go back to re-read (or listen to) what I miss, but I was just not motivated to do so this time… and beside there was enough exposition that I felt “caught up enough”.

    I didn’t care more so I didn’t try harder, and because of that, overall I think it was just OK.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jane 07-30-10
    Jane 07-30-10 Member Since 2001
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    "ahhh. gabriel is back!"

    i love this series. silva writes with such a sure tone. the characters have gotten richer with each successive book. the plots have gotten more complex and the revenge is sweeter than ever. thank you dan silva.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 09-29-14
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 09-29-14 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "Another Great Thriller!"

    I have become an avid fan of Silva's novels. . . particularly enjoying the ones that feature Gabriel Alon. . . terrific pacing and plot, great characters and best of all, exotic locales where all the action occurs. This is another of Silva's really good stories. Am already anxious to start the next one in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff FALLON, NV, United States 04-04-13
    Jeff FALLON, NV, United States 04-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Brilliant Narration - Captivating Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely! A great story with memorable characters and great narration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gabriel Allon and Zoey Reed. Both understated and make you want to know more about them.


    Which character – as performed by Phil Gigante – was your favorite?

    All of them - Phil's a master. I just enjoyed his 'voices' so much!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The description of the Hershfield family betrayal.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend. Slow first chapter and then hang on for the ride!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacek Woodland Hills, CA, United States 12-05-12
    Jacek Woodland Hills, CA, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Best of whole series"
    If you could sum up The Rembrandt Affair in three words, what would they be?

    Full of surprises


    What did you like best about this story?

    Twisting characters of some people


    What about Phil Gigante’s performance did you like?

    How he can create different voice signatures of so many charachters


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The story of the jewish girl


    Any additional comments?

    Entire series is amazing andI wish it'll never end

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Houston 09-20-10
    Amazon Customer Houston 09-20-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Amazing"

    Amazing. Simply amazing. Silva has done it again. Fine writing weaving the famed fictional Israeli agent, Gabriel Allon, into current events. I love this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Virginia 08-31-10
    Amazon Customer Virginia 08-31-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Consistently good author"

    Gabriel Allon must tread delicately while learning about the history of a beautiful painting if he wants to rip apart a pretty picture of the past, painted by greedy men and countries. The better to deceive you, my dear.

    Daniel Silva will break your heart while he reveals the world's past, but he will also show you beauty and healing in unexpected places. His books are at the top of my Must-Read (or listen) list.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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