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The English Assassin

A book by Daniel Silva

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A Spell-binding Story

  • Oct 1, 2009
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I loved reading THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN and found the story a page-turner. It's my fourth Daniel Silva book and I've become a fan of his characterization and stories. It's perfect for a few evenings of great entertainment.

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review by . October 11, 2005
Unlike many of the other reviewers here, I haven't read any of Daniel Silva's other books. This one was given to me as a gift, and I approached it without knowing anything about either the author or his character, Gabriel Allon. I found "The English Assassin" to be a well-written novel, with decent characterization and a good pace. The Gabriel character himself was, for me, the most interesting part of the book, and the one thing that might someday cause me to pick up another Silva novel.    Tha …
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A master writer of espionage" (Cincinnati Enquirer), Daniel Silva makes his Signet debut with his most acclaimed novel to date... Framed for the murder of a millionaire banker, Israeli spy by trade and art restorer by preference, Gabriel Allon, will have to fight for his life-against an assassin he himself helped train.

Amazon Exclusive Essay: Daniel Silva on Gabriel Allon and the "Accidental Series"

Writers tend to be solitary creatures. We toil alone for months on end, then, once a year, we emerge from our dens to publish a book. It can be a daunting experience, especially for someone like me, who is not gregarious and outgoing by nature. But there is one aspect of promotion I truly love: meeting my readers and answering their questions. During each stop on my book tour, I reserve the bulk of my time for a lively conversation with the audience. I learn much from these encounters-indeed, some of the comments are so insightful they take my breath away. There is one question I am asked each night without fail, and it remains my favorite: "How in the world did you ever think of Gabriel Allon?" The answer is complicated. In one sense, he was the result of a long, character-construction process. In another, he was a bolt from the blue. I'll try to explain.

In 1999, after publishing The Marching Season, the second book in the Michael Osbourne series, I decided it was time for a change. We were nearing the end of the Clinton administration, and the president ...

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ISBN-10: 0451208188
ISBN-13: 978-0451208187
Author: Daniel Silva
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Signet
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