Gabriel Allon

31 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 46,458 ratings

The Kill Artist Publisher's Summary

Tightly written thrillers like The Marching Season have made best-selling novelist Daniel Silva a favorite of readers everywhere. In The Kill Artist, he paints an absorbing portrait of a reluctant hero’s attempt to thwart an old enemy to preserve a precarious peace.

After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

Filled with vivid action and a fascinating cast of supporting characters, The Kill Artist delivers pulse-pounding suspense, carried to a startling climax by the tension-packed narration of George Guidall.

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  • Book 1

    • The Kill Artist

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,692
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,318
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,310

    After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Reluctant Assassin

    • By Snoodely on 10-30-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • The English Assassin

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,495
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,932
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,913

    Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. He finds a prominent Swiss banker dead in front of his Raphael, and he's the prime suspect. After some diplomatic intervention, Allon is freed. However, the banker's daughter tells him that her father's French Impressionist paintings, acquired under dubious circumstances during WWII, have been stolen by the murderers. Once Allon knows about the wartime misdeeds, he is pursued by a shadowy killer known only as "the Englishman."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm hooked...

    • By Oxi on 07-07-04

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 3

    • The Confessor

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,577
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575

    Detective Gabriel Allon returns in Daniel Silva's stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal, long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds that takes the listener from Munich to Venice to the Vatican.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good story but over rated

    • By Alexandra Salomon on 03-20-06

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 4

    • A Death in Vienna

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

    Sent to Vienna to authenticate a painting, the art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sidetracked by a photograph that throws his world upside-down. Could it really be the face of a man who during the last days of World War II had brutalized his mother on the Death March from Auschwitz?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quite a Special Novel Indeed

    • By Adam on 04-12-04

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 5

    • Prince of Fire

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: Guerin Barry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,495
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167

    Now Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets, lays bare his history.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • great book, horrible audio

    • By Steven on 06-05-08

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 6

    • The Messenger

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,278

    Allon is recovering from his grueling showdown with a Palestinian master terrorist, when terrorism comes to find him once again. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer - photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, straight at the heart of the Vatican.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth the time

    • By Dan on 07-29-08

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 7

    • The Secret Servant

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the very best

    • By Dan on 08-11-08

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 8

    • Moscow Rules

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405

    In the new thriller from the New York Times best-selling author of The Secret Servant, the death of a journalist leads Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spy craft, even he has something to learn. He's playing by Moscow rules now.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pronunciation Rules

    • By William on 08-22-08

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 9

    • The Defector

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111

    Six months after the blood-soaked conclusion of Moscow Rules, Allon is in Umbria, trying to resume his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, when a colleague pays him a shocking visit. The man who saved Allon's life in Moscow and was then resettled in England has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, and they blame Allon for planting him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • cliffhanger at the end???

    • By Douglas Nelson on 08-02-09

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 10

    • The Rembrandt Affair

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Get Set for an Action Ride

    • By Howard on 09-14-10

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 11

    • Portrait of a Spy

    • A Novel
    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,883
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878

    Haunted by his failure to stop a suicide bomber in London, Gabriel Allon is summoned to Washington and drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the center of the threat is an American-born cleric in Yemen who was once a paid CIA asset.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb New Volume in Silva's Gabriel Allon Series

    • By jb on 08-01-11

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Portrait of a Spy

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    For Gabriel and his beautiful wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London - a visit to an art gallery in St. James’s to authenticate a newly discovered painting by Titian, followed by a quiet lunch at an Italian restaurant along the Strand. But a pair of deadly bombings in Paris and Hamburg has already marred this sparkling autumn day. And while walking along Wellington Street, the ever-vigilant Gabriel notices a man whom he believes is about to carry out a third attack.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent performance but far fetched.

    • By Joshua on 05-24-17

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 12

    • The Fallen Angel: Gabriel Allon, Book 12

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,089
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083

    After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fact or Fiction

    • By Ella on 01-29-13

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Fallen Angel

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning, he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII; the body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome.

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  • Book 13

    • The English Girl

    • Gabriel Allon, Book 13
    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,040
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039

    Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best Gabriel Allon novel for me so far

    • By Chris on 08-02-13

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The English Girl

    • Gabriel Allon, Book 13
    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: Jim Barclay
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, Gabriel Allon, master art restorer, spy, and assassin, is thrust into a game where nothing is what it seems...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Silva is always solid and does well to focus on plot and build up

    • By Sean on 01-13-18

    Regular price: $18.70

    • The English Girl

    • Gabriel Allon, Book 13
    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Madeline Hart is a rising star in British government: beautiful, intelligent, driven to succeed. But she also has a dark secret. She is the lover of the Prime Minister, Jonathan Lancaster. When she disappears on the island of Corsica, it's clear her kidnappers know about the affair and intend to make the PM pay dearly for his sins. Fearful of scandal that will destroy his career, Lancaster decides to handle the matter privately, and not involve the police. Enter Gabriel Allon - assassin, art restorer, and spy - who must find Madeline within seven days before she is executed.

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  • Book 14

    • The Heist

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,743
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456

    Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled listeners with 16 thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back - from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant creation, Gabriel Allon - art restorer, assassin, spy - has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • If new to Daniel Silva, great book. Otherwise...

    • By Brian Corbin on 07-20-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Heist

    • Gabriel Allon , Book 14
    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is at work in Venice repairing an altarpiece when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must perform one simple task: Find the most famous missing painting in the world. Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Gotcha

    • By Lorinda on 10-23-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Heist

    • By: Daniel Silva
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is in Venice repairing an altarpiece by Veronese when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a chilling murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must perform one simple task: find the most famous missing painting in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story.

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $16.77

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