The English Assassin by Daniel Silva audiobook

The English Assassin

By Daniel Silva
Read by John Lee

Random House Audio

The Gabriel Allon Series: Book 2

10.12 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

A 2006 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An exceptionally readable, sophisticated thriller...Silva ranks...among the best of the younger American spy novelists. The Washington Post“A cloak-and-dagger tale [that] moves at a brisk clip, with clean, lucid exposition and characters who are thoughtfully drawn.
“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. The Denver Post“Enthralling...a thriller that entertains as well as enlightens.
“Smooth and compelling. Detroit Free Press
“Silva’s sophisticated treatment, polished prose, an edgy mood, and convincing research give his plot a crisp, almost urgent quality. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A cloak-and-dagger tale [that] moves at a brisk clip, with clean, lucid exposition and characters who are thoughtfully drawn.” New York Times
“Thrilling...a good, cinematic story. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Silva knows how to plot...[he] will draw you in—and you’ll learn something at the same time. Rocky Mountain News
“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

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Author

Author Bio: Daniel Silva

Author Bio: 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English