The English Girl

The English Girl

Madeline Hart is a rising star in British government: beautiful, intelligent, driven to succeed by an impoverished childhood. 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. With the clock ticking, Allon is thrust into a deadly game of shadows in which nothing is what it seems — and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies is the truth.

Gabriel’s mission takes him from the criminal underworld of Marseilles, to the stately corridors of power in London — and, finally, to a pulse-pounding climax in Moscow, a city of secrets and violence where there is a long list of men who want Gabriel dead…

About the Author

Daniel Silva is the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely SpyThe Mark of the AssassinThe Marching SeasonThe Kill ArtistThe English AssassinThe ConfessorA Death in ViennaPrince of FireThe MessengerThe Secret ServantMoscow RulesThe DefectorThe Rembrandt Affair, and Portrait of a Spy. He is married to NBC News Today correspondent Jamie Gangel; they live in Washington, D.C., with their two children.

5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Gabriel Allon Book So far July 22 2013

Format:Hardcover
I have read all of the Allon series and would rate most of them a four with some 4.5. This one is a five for sure. It actually consists of two distinct stories, although they are related of course. In the first, Allon is working with only one partner (also a very strong character) and in the second with a full Mossad team.Unlike some reviews, I won’t give away the plot. But if you enjoy an exciting spy book that takes place in several countries, and a compelling primary character, you will love this one. It’s not essential to read the series in order of course, so you could start with this latest bok. But as Silva suggests, if you become hooked, it’s worth starting with the fist Allon book, The Kill Artist because the character (Allon) does develop over the years,

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