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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,767 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Silva Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gabriel Allon Series Release Date:
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, Daniel Silva, comes a taut, lightning-paced thriller rooted assuredly in fact: Switzerland's shameful World War II record of profiteering and collaboration with Nazi Germany.


When art restorer and occasional Israeli agent Gabriel Allon is sent to Zurich, Switzerland, to restore the painting of a reclusive millionaire banker, he arrives to find his would-be employer murdered at the foot of his Raphael. A secret collection of priceless, illicitly gained Impressionist masterpieces is missing. Gabriel's handlers step out of the shadows to admit the truth—the collector had been silenced—and Gabriel is put back in the high-stakes spy game, battling wits with the rogue assassin he helped to train.

The Unlikely Spy, Daniel Silva's extraordinary debut novel, was applauded by critics as it rocketed onto national bestseller lists. "Briskly suspenseful, tightly constructed . . . reminiscent of John le Carré's The Spy Who Came in from the Cold," said the New York Times. "Silva has clearly done his homework mixing fact and fiction to delicious effect and building tension—with the breathtaking double and triple turns of plot—like a seasoned pro," praised People. Now, Silva brings his considerable talent to his latest tale of danger and deception. Tense, taut, expertly crafted, and brimming with unexpected reversals, The English Assassin is Daniel Silva at his storytelling best. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A cloak-and-dagger tale [that] moves at a brisk clip, with clean, lucid exposition and characters who are thoughtfully drawn.”

    New York Times

  • “The plot is rich, multilayered and compelling with issues as timely as the daily headlines and problems as old as humankind…Silva maintains tension and suspense.”

    Denver Post

  • “Enthralling…A thriller that entertains as well as enlightens.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “Silva’s sophisticated treatment, polished prose, an edgy mood, and convincing research give his plot a crisp, almost urgent quality.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Thrilling…A good, cinematic story.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “Silva, who writes with the atmospheric grace and whiplash tension of le Carré, brings something special to the spy thriller: a multifaceted, believable hero whose sideline, spying, is only as intriguing as his regular job, restoring Old Masters…[Allon’s] investigation leads to the English assassin, a rogue terrorist whose casual killings (his send-off gift to his lovers is explosives in their luggage) are breathtakingly orchestrated. Silva makes a stunning contribution to the spy thriller.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “[A] spine-tingling plot…Fueled by intense, fast, and unrelenting action, Silva’s latest follows spies, sellers, lovers, and historians to a chilling climax.”

    Library Journal

  • A 2006 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chadron | 2/18/2014

    " I love this series and read them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pedro | 2/18/2014

    " Skillful writing. If you enjoyed the Bourne movies read the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 2/17/2014

    " Gabriel Allon, painter and restorer, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pam | 2/15/2014

    " This is a marvelously written book about a professional assassin. We see the professional and personal sides of all involved. And what a sense of place. This book took place in Switzerland, Germany, Sicily and Italy. I could see the places so clearly. "

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