Thursday, 1 August 2013

Book Review: The English Girl

Gabriel Allon is back and this time to save the life of Madeline Hart, a rising member of the British ruling party. 

This is the 13th book in the Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva. 

The unlucky number 13 has not let Silva down. He has given us another mind blowing thriller.

For those who have never read Daniel Silva books, I highly recommend it. I'm a huge fan and been avidly waiting for this book for almost a year. 

Who is Gabriel Allon??

He works for the Israeli Intelligence aka Mossad (not explicitly mentioned in the book though. They affectionately call it "The Office") and also a art restorer which is used as his cover for most the of the operations. 

He was recruited by Ari Shamron, his mentor to avenge the Munich massacre where 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were kidnapped and  murdered. 

Coming to The English girl, Gabriel has been asked(more so requested) by the British government to get the kidnapped Madeline Hart, safe & sound. Madeline also happens to be the mistress of the British Prime minister and they want the best of the best to get her back. 

Gabriel teams up with Christopher Keller, who incidentally was hired to assassinate Gabriel in The English Assassin. The snide remarks they pass is quite funny and for once we get to see Gabriel being funny. 

As usual, Gabriel has his efficient team to help him on this operation.

The English girl will take you from the lovely island of Corsica to London and the final showdown in Russia.

All in all its a fun exciting read. I was up all night reading this one. 

My rating: 4/5

1 comment:

  1. It was quite an absorbing read *see the flicking of pages*. It needs mentioning however that in an interview (an archived version on the Book report radio show's website) with Silva, he made rather passionate references to the topical nature of the themes he chooses - political relevance to today's affairs. He especially singled out the importance of the debate happening in congress at the moment where the powers of the NSA is being discussed.