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The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon, Bk 1)
The Kill Artist - Gabriel Allon, Bk 1
Author: Daniel Silva
Former Israeli intelligence operative Gabriel Allon is drawn back into the game to take on a cunning terrorist on one last killing spree, a Palestinian zealot who played a dark part in Gabriel's past. And what begins as a manhunt turns into a globe-spanning duel fueled by both political intrigue and deep personal passions ...
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ISBN-13: 9780451209337
ISBN-10: 0451209338
Publication Date: 4/6/2004
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 158 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
A nice introduction to Silva's series of Gabriel Allon books. It gives a good perspective of the intelligence world and Israel's security concerns from the non-British, non-U.S. perspective, which provides a change of pace from most spy novels. Well written, with a good sense of pace and well-developed characters.
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Helpful Score: 2
Typical espionage/thriller novel. Interesting slant given the Israeli - Palestinian component. The book moves fairly fast and kept my attention which is what I would expect from books of this genre.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fans of Daniel Silva's well-received earlier novels, especially The Marching Season, will welcome his newest novel of espionage, revenge, and Middle Eastern politics. Gabriel Allon is an art restorer who's persuaded out of retirement by Ari Shamron, the crafty Israeli spymaster bent on a deadly mission: killing a Palestinian agent named Tariq before he can carry out his plan to assassinate an old comrade-in-arms, the treacherous peacemaker Yasir Arafat.
Tariq's role in the murder of Gabriel's wife and son draws both Gabriel and Sarah Halevy, the beautiful French model whose affair with Gabriel led to the assassination of his family. Still in love with Gabriel, Sarah allows herself to be set up with a cover and infiltrated into Tariq's inner circle. But before Gabriel can rescue her and fulfill his mission, Tariq turns the tables to get his old adversary as well as Arafat in his own sights. A particularly resonant scene in which Tariq and Arafat confront each other and discuss their former friendship, as well as the change in tactics that has brought Tariq to the ultimate betrayal, reveals Silva's deep comprehension of Palestinian rivalries. He puts a clever little fillip on the ending that adds to the brio of this strongly paced thriller. Silva creates complex, fascinating characters in Gabe, Ari, and Tariq, and more than fulfills the promise of his earlier books.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book. The writing was well done and it was certainly suspenseful. If you like spy fiction, I recommend this author.
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Helpful Score: 1
Interesting read with believable characters. The story was up to date and accurate.
It is a read-alone story and not dependent on the series having been read.
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Fantastic, non-stop, spy thriller. Even though this book has been out for a while, I still absolutely enjoyed it. Gabriel is brought back into the spy game to bring down his mortal enemy, but who is playing whom? Grabbed me from chapter one. Can't wait to read the next Gabriel tale.
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good book
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will be looking for more by this author..