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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (9,222 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Silva Narrator: Jason Culp Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gabriel Allon Series Release Date: December 2000 ISBN: 9780375420108
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Once a key operative in secret Israeli-intelligence missions, Gabriel Allon is on the run from his past, assuming a quiet life as a meticulous restorer of priceless works of art. But now he is being called back into the game. The agent with whom he is teamed hides behind her own beautiful mask–as a French fashion model. Their target: a cunning terrorist on one last killing spree, a Palestinian zealot named Tariq who played a dark part in Gabriel’s past. What begins as a manhunt turns into a globe-spanning duel fueled by political intrigue and deep personal passions. In a world where secrecy and duplicity are absolute, revenge is a luxury no man can afford–and the greatest masterpiece of all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A MASTER WRITER OF ESPIONAGE. . . [Daniel Silva’s] writing is clean, crisp, and compelling. Cincinnati Enquirer
  • [A] THRILL-A-MINUTE SURE-FIRE BESTSELLER . . . [that] rips Middle East strife from the headlines. Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/19/2014

    " Terrific thriller, set in the conflict between Israeli and Palestinian spies and assassins. Had me on the edge of my seat right to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bess | 2/12/2014

    " Your basic spy vs. terrorist novel but with some added character development that I hope will continue as the series goes along. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoran | 2/12/2014

    " Timely and thrilling as usual, so far. I've liked this author sinc reading " The Rembrandt Affair" and he hasn't disappointed yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Dee | 2/6/2014

    " Book Club selection. Good read, interesting story. Want to read more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 2/2/2014

    " Airplane book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Kaufman | 2/2/2014

    " Gabriel Allon. Warrior, Artist, avenger of the Munich Olympics Massacre, rescuer of Presidents, Kings, and the occasional beautiful woman. What could be better? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 1/17/2014

    " The reviews for this book were not as glowing as those for later books in the series, but I still figured I should read the first book first. If the other books are better than The Kill Artist, I'm excited to have found a new series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 1/17/2014

    " I've identified another multiple volume series to continue. The Kill Artist is the first in a series of Gabriel Allon suspense thrillers. Gabriel's cover job is that of an art restorer. So there are multiple worlds: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the art world, multiple national intelligence systems. Plus spies and counter spies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 1/17/2014

    " I liked the book, and have read one other Gabriel Allon book in addition to this one. They're easy reads and due to my interest in art, I like the idea of his being an art restorer in addition to an Israeli agent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy Anderson | 1/16/2014

    " took a little to get into, but enjoyed the plot. Had a different ending that made me mad and sad. We'll see how the next book goes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 1/8/2014

    " Couldn't get into this one. A complicated plot and the author kept bouncing around from past to present and between characters too much. Didn't finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caia | 12/27/2013

    " This was a page-turner, but I was disappointed in the hero. He lucked out, basically. I'm not sure I'll read the sequels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 12/3/2013

    " The first book I have read by this author. It was a good summer book, entertaining without requiring you to think too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 12/3/2013

    " Audio book was really great. Very good narrator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 edgardo | 12/2/2013

    " Very cool introduction for me to Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon-series of novels about an Israeli agent/art restorer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bhindman | 11/6/2013

    " I traveled the world with this one. Visited places I had to look up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 8/27/2013

    " The beginning of the Gabriel Allon novels, explaining why the former Israeli secret service agent left the service to become an art restorer in Europe and how he got talked into returning to the service for "one last job." Allon is a sympathetic, intelligent character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete | 7/30/2013

    " I have read all the Gabriel Allon books. Throughly enjoyed them all !! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Wilson | 4/16/2013

    " A fast, engrossing read. I'll probably give some of the other Gabriel Allon novels a try as I've heard they get better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennystephenson | 3/4/2013

    " OK 4 Silva books in 2 months, I think I have a crush on Gabriel Allon (main character). Really enjoyed this book. The spy stuff is great but I love how well researched his books are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dem | 7/16/2012

    " Silva has a fan for life. I eagerly anticipate the novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 6/16/2012

    " Excellent introduction to one of the most interesting modern protagonists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donovan | 2/28/2012

    " The idea of an art restorer as a Mossad assassin is interesting. I'm thoroughly enjoying this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/25/2012

    " Ok, now I am officially addicted to Daniel Silva books. Gabriel Allon is a character that possesses many interesting possibilites in the future. Really enjoyed this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 2/8/2012

    " Entertaining, fast read. A little too neat and tidy. Reads like a script for a spy thriller-maybe it WAS a movie and I missed it... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 woody | 12/25/2011

    " It was alright. First in the Gabriel Allon series. A little drawn out, I just wanted to get to the point about half way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charisse | 6/26/2011

    " Ok - I'm hooked :) Book one of a new series... now to make my way through the next 18 plus or so!!!!

    You guys keep opening up new authors to me - Burke, Silva, Connelly (almost done!!), Rankin, the John Rain series.... Thank you :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 6/12/2011

    " Almost anything by Daniel Silva is excellent quality.

    Silva's books have a little more substance and depth than most typical thrillers.

    This is his first in a series of Mossad spy thrillers.

    A great read!
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 6/8/2011

    " So amazingly good! Reminded me a bit of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Great action and constant surprises! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madeline | 5/30/2011

    " Good exciting spy novel. I like his character Gabriel Allon. Look forward to reading more about him.
    "

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

    " I loved that the protagonist in Silva's books is not endowed with superhuman strength and abilities. He good at what he does, yes, but not over the top. These stories move along quickly and are fun to listen to. Yay. the narrator is a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 stan | 4/16/2011

    " I have read Most of Daniel Silva books ,and this being the first, they do seem to get better and better.
    Cant wait for his new one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 4/10/2011

    " Gabriel Allon is half James Bond, half Jack Bauer, but he isn't nearly as cool as either. He works as an undercover Israeli intelligence officer with a troubled past. The action is fast-paced and the plot is interesting. I'm going to move right on the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 3/22/2011

    " Good suspense, good read. I'll definitely read the others in this series. "

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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

Jason Culp, winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards, has been acting since the age of ten, and his credits include a variety of television, theater, and film roles. He is best known for his role as Julian Gerome on General Hospital. In addition to audiobooks and voice-over work in national commercials, he has also narrated documentaries for National Geographic and the History Channel.