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Rembrandt Affair, the
Rembrandt Affair the
Author: Daniel Silva
"Of those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best." — -The Kansas City Star — "The perfect book for fans of well-crafted thrillers ... the kind of page- turner that captures the reader from the opening chapter and doesn't let go." — -The Associated Press — Gabriel Allon, master art restorer and assassin, returns in a spellbin...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780718155292
ISBN-10: 0718155297
Publication Date: 7/29/2010
Pages: 484
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Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Was exiting Office Max recently and saw a small box of books with a clearance sign, not your usual Office Max fare. I picked up The Rembrandt Affair for $5. Had not read anything by Daniel Silva before but was thoroughly entertained here. This is the tenth in the Gabriel Allon series, and though I had not read any previously, that was not a problem. The book is taut, not overly tense, and had action without the violence that is so extreme in thrillers these days. Nor was the language offensive. So this makes it an all around good book in my book.

As to the plot, Allon is a master oil restorer and a retired (or so he thought) Israeli secret service agent inveigled back to service to search for a stolen Rembrandt that was taken from a Jewish family during World War II and hidden for many years. The painting holds a mystery itself. The search takes Allon to Argentina, France, and Britain, where a joint project is mounted by the Brits, the CIA, and the Israelis. From there the action moves to Switzerland, whose individuals, banks and governments hold so many secrets.

If you have not read Silva, this is a great place to start. I suspect I will be looking for prior books in the series and/or others he may have written.
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outstanding writer,great book,suspence right up to the last page
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I have read all of the books in this series and this installment did not disappoint. If you are a fan of this series or of spy thrillers in general, you should enjoy this book.
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