The Heist - Daniel SilvaI wasn’t aware of any master art restorer / spy / assassin job opportunities. Gabriel Allon, on the other hand, combines all three skills expertly in The Heist, the new thriller from Daniel Silva. I’m already hooked.

Allon is working on Veronese altarpiece when he’s called into action. His friend, eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood is being held as a murder suspect. The victim is a British spy, who it transpires has been trafficking stolen artworks, but who is his mysterious customer? Who was really calling the shots? Among the missing masterpieces is Caravaggio’s Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence. It soon becomes clear that Allon is going to have to find this famous missing painting if he’s to prove his friend’s innocence. He then embarks on an exhilarating hunt that will take him all over Europe. It’s a dangerous business and time is running out.

Daniel Silva began his writing career in journalism, which gave him an international perspective working as a correspondent in Africa and the Middle East. He later became an executive producer at CNN, but his true calling was as a thriller writer. When his debut novel The Unlikely Spy became successful, Silva was able to leave the newsroom behind. The Kill Artist marked Gabriel Allon’s first outing and he’s still saving the world and its art masterpieces some thirteen novels later.

Daniel Silva has been called his generation’s finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists. All his books have been New York Times and international bestsellers and can be read in over 30 languages.

Love a bit of Ludlum? Then Daniel Silva’s for you – perfect holiday reading.

The Heist – Daniel Silva

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