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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Silva Narrator: Campbell Scott Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gabriel Allon Series Release Date: March 2002 ISBN: 9780553755510
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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 WWII record of profiteering and collaboration with Nazi Germany.

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 Carre'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, The English Assassin.

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.

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 6/10/2011

    " Again names and places the writer thinks everybody should know, I couldnt relate though. Story line was ok. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeline | 5/29/2011

    " A good spy novel and historically very interesting.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 5/17/2011

    " Great! I love it's fast pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luan | 4/27/2011

    " I realized that I had read this book before (or listened to it), about a third of the way into the book but I just kept listening, which says to me that I liked it before and I like it now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 4/23/2011

    " A good one . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryjo | 4/4/2011

    " Just a fun, mindless spy thriller to read. Will most likely continue to read the rest of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arman | 4/3/2011

    " Nazis, Art, Deception, Crime, Switzerland, Venice, Secret agencies...this book couldn't have been any better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 B.R. | 3/17/2011

    " The Gabriel Allon novels by Daniel Silva are absolutely excelletn! Gabriel Allon makes Jason Bourne look way too meek and mellow. Silva's novels are better written, I would add. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 3/15/2011

    " Gabriel Allon is a super spy, almost indestructable, with a girl friend also a spy, an Israeli boss and and assassin that wants to take down Gabriel. Good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/1/2011

    " I really liked this one - better than the first. Maybe it was the places they travelled - Vienna, Venice, what's not to love about those two cities. Maybe it was the subject matter - atonement for Nazi art thefts. Regardless, this was a fun, quick, entertaining read. "

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About the Author
Author Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva is the author of more than a dozen bestselling novels in the Michael Osbourne series and the Gabriel Allon series of suspense thrillers. He has twice won the Barry Award for Best Thriller for The Messenger in 2007 and The Fallen Angel in 2013. All of his novels have been New York Times bestsellers, with seven titles reaching #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list.

About the Narrator

Campbell Scott has, in addition to his numerous stage and film credits, narrated more than forty audiobooks, including This Boy’s Life and Into Thin Air.