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Publisher's Summary

Art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to authenticate a painting, but the real object of his search becomes something else entirely: to find out the truth about the photograph that has turned his world upside down. It is the face of the unnamed man who brutalized his mother in the last days of World War II, during the Death March from Auschwitz. But is it really the same one? If so, who is he? How did he escape punishment? Where is he now?  

Fueled by an intensity he has not felt in years, Allon cautiously begins to investigate, but the more layers he strips away, the greater the evil that is revealed, a web stretching across sixty years and thousands of lives. Soon, the quest for one monster becomes the quest for many. And the monsters are stirring....

Filled with sharply etched characters and prose, and a plot of astonishing intricacy, this is an uncommonly intelligent thriller by one of our very best writers.

Please note: This is the abridged edition. An unabridged version is also available.

©2004 Daniel Silva (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Not one for cookie-cutter cheap thrills, Silva’s mastered the art of weaving provocative narrative, espionage and foreign intrigue." (Chicago Sun-Times)

"A masterful and compelling tale of evil, treachery and revenge...goes to the top of the list of this year's best." (Rocky Mountain News

"A masterfully constructed tale of memory and revenge. It demonstrates that thrillers can be more than entertainment." (The Miami Herald)

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Excellent Read

My compliments to Daniel Silva! He has much to say as well as developing characters with depth & of interest. This is my first Silva novel & I immediately bought 2 others on the basis of this one.
Very well read ! Don't hesitate....you'll enjoy this one

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Fascinating Tale

An intricate, believable plot, combined with a powerful telling of horrors of the Nazi holocaust. Should not be missed

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So disappointed that I didn't look carefully. Never disappointed in Daniel Silva, but abridged versions always disappoint, more so it the author is one of my favorites

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didn't realize it was abridged

Was a weak sister due to the abridgement. dotty I wasted a credit. I did like Tony's narration.

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classic Silva

Great introduction to Gabriel Allond and the intricate world of international intrigue. strongly recommend it.

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Great Read

Loved the story as well as the narration. Tony Goldwyns voice was a perfect fit for this story.

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Great read

Silvia's books are always stories that hold your attention until the very end! Quality writing at its best.

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Boring

From the description, I thought it would be interesting, but I was disappointed. While there are good/evil characters, I found myself not liking any of them or rooting for any of them. And there is basically no suspense...no surprises. The problem is that the good characters are too good...they have no flaws...they are perfect and nothing bad happens to them. Most children's books will have more ups/downs than this story. I have listened to several audio books and this is one I liked the least. Narration was good so I give one star for that.

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