Daniel Silva’s ‘The English Spy’ Is My Favorite Summer Thriller! [REVIEW]

Big Ben in London

Gabriel Allon returns in The English Spy. (Photo by Nedim Chaabene, Flickr)

My mind is still racing. My heart is beating too fast. My hands are trembling from the visceral pacing and non-stop action in Daniel Silva’s latest novel, The English Spy.

Daniel Silva's The English Spy


Silva proves he is a true virtuoso with the pen in his description of places like the glittering isle of Saint Barthélemy, Rome, England, and other places in Europe.

But let us not forget about Silva’s legendary intelligence officer, Gabriel Allon, and his sidekick Christopher Keller, a former British officer turned assassin for hire.

Although handsome, brilliant and people savvy, both Allon and Keller are depicted as normal people battling emotions of revenge, anger and injustice. Also, how their friendship develops truly enhances and draws the reader into the story as they deal with the various life and death situations in order to track their target, Eamon Quinn.

Quinn, a mercenary who possess no soul or conscience, will stop at nothing to entrap Allon and Keller in his lair, Bandit Country. However, time and time again Quinn escapes. He has “wisely fled the field of battle. Quinn, thought Keller, would die another day.” (439)

Can Allon and Keller stop an old enemy without betraying their own moral code? Pick up a copy of Silva’s latest today and find out, and soon you’ll understand why The English Spy is my favorite summer thriller!

Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva
(Photo by John Earle)


Daniel Silva is the award-winning, number one New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girland The Heist

His books are published in more than 30 countries and are bestsellers around the world. He serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and lives in Florida with his wife, journalist Jamie Gangel, and their two children, Lily and Nicholas.

Visit Daniel on his website at www.danielsilvabooks.com, like him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter.

By Daniel Silva
484 pgs. Harper. $27.99.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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