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Publisher's Summary

When last we encountered Gabriel Allon, the master art restorer and sometime officer of Israeli intelligence, he had just prevailed in his blood-soaked duel with Saudi terrorist financier Zizi al-Bakari. Now Gabriel is summoned once more by his masters to undertake what appears to be a routine assignment: travel to Amsterdam to purge the archives of a murdered Dutch terrorism analyst who also happened to be an asset of Israeli intelligence.

But once in Amsterdam, Gabriel soon discovers a conspiracy of terror festering in the city's Islamic underground, a plot that is about to explode on the other side of the English Channel, in the middle of London.

The target of this plot is Elizabeth Halton, the daughter of the American ambassador to the Court of St. James', who is to be brutally kidnapped. Gabriel arrives seconds too late to save her. And by revealing his face to the plot's masterminds, his fate is sealed as well.

Drawn once more into the service of American intelligence, Gabriel hurls himself into a desperate search for the missing woman as the clock ticks steadily toward the hour of her execution. It will take him from Amsterdam to Germany to the very end of Denmark. It will thrust him into an unlikely alliance with a man who has lost everything because of his devotion to Islam. It will cause him to question the morality of the tactics of his trade. And it might very well cost him his life.

Spy guy: listen to more of Gabriel Allon's exploits.
©2007 Daniel Silva; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Bestseller Silva's superlative seventh novel to feature Gabriel Allon, the legendary but wayward son of Israeli Intelligence, puts Silva squarely atop the spy thriller heap." (Publishers Weekly)
"Phil Gigante does a fine job with an international cast of characters....He also reads the narrative with clarity and verve." (AudioFile)

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it is amazing how Silva can continually deliver non-stop action books with intense intrigue, and what some might say, scarily real themes.

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Pretty good

Much better story and ending than The Messenger. It was nice to have things wrapped up properly. There were a lot of clichés in this though. It makes the dialogue hard to listen to sometimes. Decent narrator, but not the best at accents.

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The Secret's Out

This was my second read of the Allon series, and it definitely made me want to read more.

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Gabriel strikes again

as with previous allon books the author tells a very intriguing story. the recurring characters bind the series together nicely.

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Terrible narrator, great book

Did he listen to any of his predecessors in this series? Name pronunciation was laughable, and didn't seem to have a sense of how to pronounce some pretty basic English words. That said, the book is terrific -- one of the best in the series.

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Painfully-narrated dialogue

Terrible narration. He did okay on the exposition, but the dialogue was ridiculous and painful. I don't know why they keep switching actors for this series, but i hope this was his only appearance.

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Exciting

Well crafted thriller. Israeli James Bond works on recovery of UK AMEMB's daughter. The book has an undertone of Muslim encroachment into Europe...seems like there's a Muslim behind every corner. Exciting read with some amount of literary formula.

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Good enough

I've listened to 4-5 of these books but not always in order. While this book has all of the hallmarks of the Allon series, it does not pull you in as much as some of his other books.

The previous book in this series has a stronger story and narrative team.

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steady performance

not one off his finest but still a riveting piece well worth the time. a little surprising in some ways. keeps you interested r

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Again, a great book

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There is so much fact interwoven with the authors fiction. I really do admire the amount of research and the excellent blend of story and fact.