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Portrait of a Spy

review Portrait of a Spy ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review Portrait of a Spy Haunted by his failure to stop a suicide bomber in London Gabriel Allon is summoned to Washington and drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror At the center of the threat is an American born cleric in Yemen who was once a paid CIA assetGabriel and his team devise a daring plan to destroy the network of death from the inside a gambit fraught with risk both. A very wise man once told me that hope is not an acceptable strategy when lives are at stake This is the 11th novel in Mr Silva s Gabriel Allon series and although some of the books are formulaic I find if I read one every so often I don t get too annoyed with itIn Portrait of a Spy Silva has strong words for a Europe that he clearly thinks has been foolish in its handling of Islamic terrorism I have noticed calling out of Europe pops up in a couple of his book thus far This book was published in 2011 and Silva also takes obvious swipes at President Obama s foreign policy which was decidedly limp wristed during his first term A character says There was a time when novelists wrote narrative and journalists were content to report facts And the facts are uite simple There exists in the world today an organized force that seeks to weaken or even destroy the West through acts of indiscriminate violence This force is a part of a broader radical movement to impose sharia law and restore the Islamic Caliphate And no amount of wishful thinking will make it go away Silva through his characters finds such people perhaps well intentioned but ultimately foolish The author does give the president a redemptive moment in the text however when behind the scenes he makes a decision that does lead to terrorist threats being diminished I should say that Silva never mentions the politicians in his books by name they are not characters per se At least he didn t with Presidents Bush and Obama or the other foreign leaders who make appearances in his texts These fictional tales he weaves are set in and amongst real life events of the early 21st century but they are also somewhat apart from themElements of the text I really enjoyedI enjoy how Silva incorporates the high dollar art world in this series and in this novel and its predecessor particularly I appreciate how evenhanded the Allon series is Silva does not whitewash over the sins of the West or of Israel What he does not do is excuse murderous action towards innocents regardless of who is perpetrating it Portrait of a Spy also has a character from Saudi Arabia named Nadia that I just fell in love with If there are folks like her in the world there is hope for the Middle East yetMy adventures with Mr Allon will continue The series remains solid Intensive Care yetMy adventures with Mr Allon will continue The series remains solid

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review Portrait of a Spy ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review Portrait of a Spy Personal and professional To succeed Gabriel must reach into his violent past A woman waits there a reclusive heiress and art collector who can traverse the murky divide between Islam and the West She is the daughter of an old enemy and together they form an unlikely and dangerous bondSet against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence Portrait of a Spy moves swiftly from. I read the first Gabriel Allon installment over a decade ago and maybe one other since then so I was familiar with the main characters and their professions Book 11 is post 911 and its plot is pertinent to our times It is a sturdy and thoughtful book about spy recruitment and one in which characters are studied and exposed through the author s writing The pace is steady the characters are fully developed and the plot gives insight into the world wide cooperation of combating terrorist activity I immensely enjoyed this audible book

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review Portrait of a Spy ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free review Portrait of a Spy The corridors of power in Washington to the glamorous auction houses of New York and London to the unforgiving landscape of the Saudi desert Featuring a climax that will leave listeners haunted long after the final words this deeply entertaining story is also a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of unspeakable evil and Daniel Silva's most extraordinary novel to date. I started reading this current book in the Gabriel Allon series while vacating in the beautiful beaches of Santorini on my mini honeymoon Soon enough I was taken away from the clear water and the mesmerizing view and thrown into the mayhem of suicide bombings executed by a new terror organization in the middle eastIf you read my former reviews about Silva s books you know I have a soft spot for Gabriel Allon Silva s writing is always gradual thorough and intriguing The immortal characters he had created Gabriel Allon the legendary spy Ari Shamron the former head of the office the guilty hearted Adrian Carter from the CIA Ciara who sings in Italian when she s happy and when she s sad Uzi Navot who s on an eternal diet while trying to adapt to his new position as new head of the office are witty and captivatingSilva s books always carry additional value whether in anecdotes about the art world or sharp and accurate reading of the jihad culture evolving in the middle east This time we meet Nadia al Bakari the beautiful heiress who watched her father the jihadist Zizi al Bakari being assassinated before her very eyes by the Israelis Can she overcome her need for revenge or is she in fact a double spyEverything felt so vivid that I had to choose between magical Greece and terrible jihad so I chose my Greek fantasy But as soon as I got back home to my own reality I finished the book within several hours Now that s what I call a compelling reading

  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • Portrait of a Spy
  • Daniel Silva
  • English
  • 24 October 2018
  • 9780062072184