The Messenger (Paperback) - Silva, Daniel

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Recovering from a showdown with a master terrorist in Jerusalem, art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon is enlisted by a ruthless papal secretary to assist in the investigation of a murdered Swiss guard whose killer may be targeting the pope. By the author of Prince of Fire. Reprint. *Author: Silva, Daniel *Publication Date: 2007/07/03 *Number of Pages: 500 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.50

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780451221728
SKU 203956359
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0451221729
Release Date 7/3/2007
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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."
Praise
"What makes this series fascinating is the interplay between standard spy-thriller fare of glamorous locales..., double and triple crosses, and justified paranoia with the passionate, tragic figure of Allon himself. An engrossing and beautifully written contemporary spy thriller." (starred review)
From the Publisher
Annotation Ardent art restorer and sometimes spy Gabriel Allon is called out of retirement after the Vatican and the Pope are targeted in a fundamentalist Islamic attack. Allon must bring all of his cloak-and-dagger arts to bear upon the perpetrator, the extremist Saudi billionaire known as Zizi--a man who shares Allon's fondness for the arts.
Editors Note Recovering from a showdown with a master terrorist in Jerusalem, art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon is enlisted by a ruthless papal secretary to assist in the investigation of a murdered Swiss guard whose killer may be targeting the pope. By the author of Prince of Fire. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 The #1 national bestseller from the author of Prince of Fire On the trail of a deadly al-Qaeda operative, Gabriel Allon returns in a spellbinding story of deception, power, and revenge by the New York Times bestselling "world-class practitioner of spy fiction" (Washington Post).
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Book Format Pocketbook
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0500
Publisher Signet Book

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