Portrait of a Spy
Date: June 2012
Duration: 11 hours 25 minutes
‘Allon is the 21st century Bond’ – Daily Mail
Gabriel Allon, secret agent, assassin and master art restorer, returns in a spellbinding new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author
Europe is exploding. And one man must find out why.
For Gabriel Allon and his wife Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a romantic weekend in London. But nothing is ever that simple when you’re an off-duty spy and assassin.
Bombings in Paris and Copenhagen have put him on edge and when Gabriel notices a man exhibiting several traits common to suicide bombers, he follows him into the Covent Garden throng. He’s determined to prevent the carnage he fears is about to take place, but before Gabriel can draw his sidearm, he is knocked to the pavement by two plain-clothes police officers.
A moment later he looks up to find a scene from his nightmares.
From the streets of New York and London, to the unforgiving landscape of the Saudi desert, Gabriel Allon is in a race to the death against a calculating mass-murderer that he dare not lose…
Praise for Daniel Silva:
’Sexily brooding Allon… must be the most famous superspy not played by Daniel Craig’ Daily Telegraph
‘elegantly paced, subtle and well-informed. If you haven’t read Silva before, try Portrait of a Spy – and then go back and read the series.’ Daily Mail
‘[A] top-notch thriller by a writer with the inside track on spying’ The Sun
'In true Bauer fashion, shoot-outs, kidnappings and international terror plots follow Gabriel Allon wherever he goes' USA Today
‘Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of the plot’ People