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The Secret Servant

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Daniel Silva

Narrated By: Phil Gigante

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: July 2007

Duration: 10 hours 50 minutes

Summary:

When last we encountered Gabriel Allon, the master art restorer and sometime officer of Israeli intelligence, he had just prevailed in his blood-soaked duel with Saudi terrorist financier Zizi al-Bakari. Now Gabriel is summoned once more by his masters to undertake what appears to be a routine assignment: travel to Amsterdam to purge the archives of a murdered Dutch terrorism 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 Islamic underground, a plot that is about to explode on the other side of the English Channel, in the middle of London. The target of this plot is Elizabeth Halton, the daughter of the American ambassador to the Court of St. James's, who is to be brutally kidnapped. Gabriel arrives seconds too late to save her. And by revealing his face to the plot's masterminds, his fate is sealed as well. Drawn once more into the service of American intelligence, Gabriel hurls himself into a desperate search for the missing woman as the clock ticks steadily toward the hour of her execution. It will take him from Amsterdam to Germany to the very end of Denmark. It will thrust him into an unlikely alliance with a man who has lost everything because of his devotion to Islam. It will cause him to question the morality of the tactics of his trade. And it might very well cost him his life.

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  • D in LA

    This was my first Daniel Silva book and although somewhat predictable, very entertaining. Good characters and wonderful pace. A very enjoyable way to get through traffic!

  • Anonymous

    My first Daniel Silva book I've finished...I found the plot to be very predictable and ponderous in the telling. I've been trying to read his title "The Confessor" and just cannot seem to get enthused about his story telling at all. I cannot recommend this book, unless you want to learn a lot about European and Mid-East geography.

  • Anonymous

    This was my first Silva/Allon novel, and I'm hooked! A fast-paced thriller with compelling characters and a not-too-improbable plot. I'll look for more Silva audiobooks in future!

  • Bruce Curson

    My first Daniel Silva novel and was not disappointed. Great character development. Action was a little on the James Bond side, but the story kept its suspense as main character Gabriel Allon came to life. I will read more Silva with Allon as the protagonist.

  • Keith and Susan

    Silva was a new author to us and we were very impressed. The background information about mid-east politics and the various European locations was obviously well-researched and presented without bias. The characters were vibrant and easy to like and the plot was spellbinding. The narrator did a good job with the various accents and keeping character voices consistent. We definitely want to try some more of Silva's books.