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The English Assassin

Unabridged / Go to Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Daniel Silva

Narrated By: John Lee

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: January 2002

Duration: 10 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, Daniel Silva, comes a taut, lightning-paced thriller rooted assuredly in fact: Switzerland's shameful World War II record of profiteering and collaboration with Nazi Germany.


When art restorer and occasional Israeli agent Gabriel Allon is sent to Zurich, Switzerland, to restore the painting of a reclusive millionaire banker, he arrives to find his would-be employer murdered at the foot of his Raphael. A secret collection of priceless, illicitly gained Impressionist masterpieces is missing. Gabriel's handlers step out of the shadows to admit the truth—the collector had been silenced—and Gabriel is put back in the high-stakes spy game, battling wits with the rogue assassin he helped to train.

The Unlikely Spy, Daniel Silva's extraordinary debut novel, was applauded by critics as it rocketed onto national bestseller lists. 'Briskly suspenseful, tightly constructed . . . reminiscent of John le Carré's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,' said the New York Times. 'Silva has clearly done his homework mixing fact and fiction to delicious effect and building tension—with the breathtaking double and triple turns of plot—like a seasoned pro,' praised People. Now, Silva brings his considerable talent to his latest tale of danger and deception. Tense, taut, expertly crafted, and brimming with unexpected reversals, The English Assassin is Daniel Silva at his storytelling best.

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  • Anonymous

    I have always enjoyed Daniel Silva's novels, but this one was by far the best I have had the pleasure to enjoy. I would recommend this to anyone who likes suspense, and WWII history.

  • Dan Pressley

    Abridged versions just don't seem to satisfy like the real thing. This book was so obviously cut that it felt like being on a diet and unsatisfied. Get the unabridged version and you will probably enjoy it alot more.