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Publisher's Summary

Joining the ranks of Graham Greene and John le Carre, the newest master of international suspense, Daniel Silva has crafted a novel of astonishing intricacy and intelligence. Sent to Vienna to authenticate a painting, the art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon is sidetracked by a photograph that throws his world upside-down. Could it really be the face of a man who during the last days of World War II had brutalized his mother on the Death March from Auschwitz?
Questions abound when Allon, driven by an intensity he had not felt in years, begins to investigate, discovering in the process that the hunt for one man is a hunt for many-and a network of unimaginable evil spanning sixty years.
©2004 Daniel Silva (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Superbly crafted narrative of espionage and foreign intrigue....Action and suspense abound, but this is serious fiction with a serious purpose." (Publishers Weekly)
"The action, despite careening across cities and continents, retains knife-edge-sharp suspense.... This finely wrought thriller reads like an exquisitely suspenseful chess game." (Booklist
"John Lee gives a masterful performance.... All the accents, from Italian to German, sound perfect.... And his pacing is excellent, always in tune with the action. A riveting narration." (AudioFile
"Daniel Silva has now indisputably joined the ranks of Graham Greene and John le Carre." (Chicago Tribune
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4 out of 5 stars
By Adam on 04-12-04

Quite a Special Novel Indeed

The story was exciting. The message was deep. And the abilities of the reader greatly complemented the narrative style. The voices, accents and characterisations were superb throughout and the reader did much to aid the impact of the "first hand accounts." The testimonies seemed to resonate long after the words had dissipated. This was my first Silva, but I have immediately started another feeling somehow engrossed in the stories of the past and their impact on today's political climate.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Leonard on 03-03-04

Another Fine Silva Novel

Daniel Silva is a superb writer and storyteller. "A Death In Vienna" is one of his best. The narrotor is a fine match for this story and he added much to my enjoyment.

Leonard Stearns
Boise, Idaho

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4 out of 5 stars
By Hannah on 06-05-07

Classic thriller

This book has a very slow start and I almost gave up completely but perservering I found it to be riviting. The characters are complex and believable and the plot delicately balances between the present and the holocaust without overdoing it. It suprised me and I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys thrillers and spies.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 05-25-17

Another great story and exceptional narration

This is the second instalment by Daniel Silva I have had the pleasure of reading. The story is really well structured and flows without missing a beat. It's delivery by John Lee is a masterpiece.

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