Gabriel Allon has done much in his lifetime. A sometime Israeli spy by trade, an art restorer by preference, he knew more than he wanted to know about death and betrayal and secrets, but that didn't keep him from being surprised by the scene before him now. An assignment to clean an Old Master at the home of a millionaire banker had led him to a house in Zurich, and standing in the room now, he smelled the odor of salt and rust, felt the dampness of the carpet beneath his feet. He touched his fingers to the carpet and brought them to his face. He was standing in blood. And he knew his life would never be the same.Filled with knife-edge suspense, rich characters, and unexpected reversals, The English Assassin cements Silva's position as a new master of the thriller art.
"This superbly crafted thriller puts Silva at the forefront of his generation of foreign intrigue specialists." (Publishers Weekly)
...[it] moves at a brisk clip, with clean, lucid exposition and characters who are thoughtfully drawn. (The New York Times)
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