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Lot of ground but this one bounces around than most containing enough frenetic border hopping to satisfying those with serious armchair wanderlust The same disclaimers apply here consistent with the earlier books these books aren t high literature and they weren t written for pacifists the sueamish OK the violence can get a tad graphic at times and I wouldn t recommend them to anti Semites particularly Western European anti Semites or folks firmly opposed or fundamentally nsympathetic to the State of Israel or Israel s plight right to exist right to defend itself etc But that should be obvious rightOf course I m NOT recommending that anyone start here I ve enjoyed the series so far in order and there are a number of highly significant aspects of the story line that build pon prior books Sure in any series the number of characters ebbs and flows and you can get by without the cumulative background or pre reuisites but my sense is that I wouldn t have appreciated a number of the sub plots in this one if I hadn t previously consumer the prior booksOne minor ibble Silva likes to add little stingers or post climax vignettes not The Missing Heir uite epilogues but along the lines of supplemental endings almost like oh and by the way let me trim this dangling thread too before I go I can t help but analogize to the teasers after the credits in the big screen Marvel movies here it seemed like the book ended three times in rapidly accelerating order Granted each of the endings made sense and felt right and were consistent with the bookcharactersseries but sometimes like in this case the shorter endings are so abruptjarring that they re disconcerting than gratifying But hey it s not the first time soI expect I ll get to the next installment sooner rather than later The story is okay But the problem is writer s toiling for establishing his personal political or racial view as anniversal truth in a fictional workThis is very ridiculous Yah he can make publicity or Heart Of Stone (Morgans Mercenaries, use his own terms to express his views but he can t mislead his readers through giving his false political or racial theory like aniversal truth I don t know what number this is in the Gabriel Allon series I think the 9th but like all the other books Daniel Silva writes it contains a great deal of information about Middle Eastern politics and the US England s relationships with countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia Though Jewish himself Silva writes with the knowledge that certain political alignments will never garner the outcome desired in the region PEACEFor any of you looking to learn and to read fantastic spy novels written by a former international correspondent I highly recommend starting with book 1 and reading them all the way throughTake note reading espionage fulfills my La Femme Christiana dreams Good Lord I would be the most talkative spyassassin ever would I NOT This new episode of the thrilling an. I intelligence he had just prevailed in his blood soaked duel with Saudi terrorist financier Zizi al Bakari Now Gabriel is summoned once by his masters to ndertake what appears to be a routine assignment travel to Amsterdam to purge the archives of a murdered Dutch terrori.
I pulled The Secret Servant out of the bargain bin of my local bookshop some months ago because it ticked all the boxes Israeli spy story set in Amsterdam and London It was downhill from there Daniel Silva s weakness is a tendency to be didactic That need to over explain becomes problematic when it results in such gems as the Zuiderkirk church which even spelled correctly translates as South church church or mackintosh raincoat which is a raincoat raincoat The history and politics are bizarre and master field operative Gabriel Allon makes errors a security guard would avoid After fifty pages I stopped noting the errors There were too many Second read for this one Every bit as good the second time through as it was the first My first Daniel Silva read was Portrait of a Spy Enjoyed it so much I couldn t wait to get into this one The Secret Servant goes back a few years in the career of Gabriel Allon Silva s art restoring spy what a combination I also noted that this work won the Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year award when it came outIn terms of word craft The Secret Servant did not disappoint Silva has a command of the language that can Daniel Silva writes this series about Gabriel Allon a master art restorer and part time Israeli intelligence agent In this book Elizabeth Halton the daughter of the American ambassador to England is kidnapped The story jumps around from Amsterdam to Germany to Denmark as he attempts to find and rescue HaltonThe book is well written and researched I enjoyed the fact that Silva provides information about Islam the Middle Eastern Politics and about being Jewish The author attempts to present both sides of the issue involved without condoning terrorism The book is extremely readable and an exciting spy novelI read this as a paperback published by Signet in 2008 It is 500 pages Perfect page turner and a gratifying installment in a solid series for some over the pond travel And rather than getting bored with the series I find it s growing on me or of course the author is becoming comfortable with his material or both This one may not have been as informative as some of the others and it lacks the heft of the holocaust themed trilogy that anchors the first half dozen books in the series but or conversely I thought possibly because it was a tad lighter or less encumbered than some of the others it rollicked along a nice clipLike other books in the series the book contains enough history and historical fiction so that readers can pat themselves on the back for learning something about historical events and politicalsocialglobal issues and relations OK let s not get carried away the author provides just enough historycontext to make readers feel less guilty for getting sucked into a shoot em p mischief and mayhem scramble For folks who like their actionchasedrama reading sprinkled with travel the series tends to cover A terrorist plot in London leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon on a desperate search for a kidnapped woman in a race against time that will compromise Allon’s own conscience and life When last we encountered Gabriel Allon the master art restorer and sometime officer of Israel.
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D terrifying life of Gabriel Allon completely pleased me there was not only the excellent writing and the thrilling rhythm but also true solid feeling good values such as loyalty and generosity and the scope of the action was even wide spread than in previous books Gabriel lives in the permanent contradiction of being at the same time a killer and a saviour of sorts always ready to give his own life but to escape narrowly after a lot of persecution Excellent bookMaria CarmoLisbon 26 September 2016 Another great espionage novel by the legendary Daniel Silva revolving the even legendary character he d created Mossad agent Gabriel Allon I just LOVE this guy I also appreciate Silva s standpoint in viewing and explaining to the readers the course of happenings in the middle east and especially Israel Can t wait to read books in this series which became one of my favorite reads Europe is receding Not Our Kind uietly into history Daniel Silva opens The Secret Servant with a first chapter that blisters a Europe that has mistaken capitulation to Islamic extremism as tolerance It does not stop from thereThis is the 7th book in Silva s Gabriel Allon series and the first one to take on these of rendition and the role Egypt has played in the geopolitics of the Middle East The text takes a hard look at the issues in that region of the world As always in Siva s books both sides are allowed to air their grievance but when a Jewish characters says to an devout Muslim We re the scapegoat for Arab failings and the Muslim character agrees you have to stop for a moment and consider the issues presented in the previous pagesThis book was published in 2007 and yet it predicts with accuracy the so called Arab Spring that swept Egypt in 2011 The events Silva predicts actually happened and just as he did in his novel The Black Widow the first Allon novel I read which inspired me to go back and read the series in order Mr Silva proves a prophet who has a keen insight into the pulse of the issues that he tackles in these booksNow don t get me wrong this is not a wonky policy series these are espionage thrillers and I read thru them at a rapid clip You will keep turning the pages because Silva is a good writer and a good storyteller A little dispiriting is the section after the climax where Silva depicts in a sadly realistic manner the way in which media attacks the good guys in the name of tolerance and thinly veiled anti Semitism If I did not see it actually happen in the real world I would dismiss it as fiction But alas I cannotIt feels nice to read a book where evil really does lose and there is not incessant navel gazing by all of the characters The methods Montana Reunion (Big Sky Centennial, used to fight the War on Terrorism aregly Silva does not deny it Nor does he sit on the moral mountain and pass judgement on those who fight the war for The Deepest Roots us He just presents it you take it from there 8 is already on my to read pile. Sm 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 Islamicnderground a plot that is about to explode on the other side of the English Channel in the middle of Lond.