The Kill Artist (Paperback)

Author: Silva, Daniel

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A former Israeli intelligence operative, Gabriel Allon has devoted himself to art restoration since the murders of his wife and daughter, until Ari Shamron, the head of Israeli intelligence, calls on him to thwart a Palestinian plot to destroy the Middle East peace negotiations, a conspiracy linked to Tariq, a Palestinian zealot with lethal ties to Gabriels own past. Reprint. *Author: Silva, Daniel *Publication Date: 2004/03/01 *Number of Pages: 501 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.50

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780451209337
SKU 35211128
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0451209338
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 4.25L x 1.25T
Author Info
Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva is one of the most popular spy novelists writing today, and he is often compared to such masters of the genre as Robert Ludlum and John Le Carre. Born in Michigan, Silva moved with his family to California at an early age. He was in the process of earning a master's degree in international relations when he was offered a temporary job at United Press International (UPI) in 1984. He abandoned school entirely after being offered full-time work. His UPI assignments took him to Cairo and the Persian Gulf, among other places, but despite the excitement of being a globe-trotting journalist, he longed to write a novel. Silva eventually settled in Washington, D.C., and joined CNN as a talk-show producer. With his wife's encouragement, he began working on a manuscript in his spare time. His debut novel, THE UNLIKELY SPY, set against the backdrop of World War II, was published in 1997 to great acclaim. Silva introduced his most popular protagonist, Gabriel Allon, in his fourth novel, THE KILL ARTIST (2000). Allon is a former Israeli secret agent who works as an art restorer, and on occasion, the government calls upon him to undertake a mission. Silva, who was raised a staunch Catholic, converted to Judaism as an adult and feels a deep kinship to the State of Israel. Reportedly, among his most ardent fans are members of Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency. One critic wrote that thanks to the author's contacts in that community, "Silva's [Allon] novels have the virtue of being prescient: Several key developments in the realms of diplomacy and espionage have been presaged, if not outright predicted, in Silva's work."
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"The nearness to fact heightens the appeal--the thrillingness--of THE KILL ARTIST, and Silva is good at setting down some of the more impassioned historical arguments."
"[S]nazzy.... Silva offers up pure political popcorn."
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Annotation A Palestinian assassin named Tariq is out to kill Yasir Arafat. Gabriel Allon, a former Israeli agent, is persuaded by the head of Israeli intelligence to come out of retirement in order to kill Tariq. Gabriel, who has a very personal grudge against Tariq, goes on a hair-raising, globe-trotting manhunt to track his quarry down.
Editors Note A former Israeli intelligence operative, Gabriel Allon has devoted himself to art restoration since the murders of his wife and daughter, until Ari Shamron, the head of Israeli intelligence, calls on him to thwart a Palestinian plot to destroy the Middle East peace negotiations, a conspiracy linked to Tariq, a Palestinian zealot with lethal ties to Gabriel's own past. Reprint.
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Number of Pages 0512
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