"His past 12 books, all featuring enigmatic spy/art restorer Gabriel Allon, have kept Silva's name high in the ranks; the latest, the Vatican-set The Fallen Angel, seems unlikely to reverse the trend."--Arizona Republic "Meticulously researched....The Fallen Angel is a first-class spy mystery painted on a grand scale."--Columbus Dispatch "Daniel Silva's The Fallen Angel soars with authenticity....The Fallen Angel delivers the goods....Riveting espionage adventures that have timely, real-world relevance."--Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It's become almost obligatory for lovers of high level thrillers to read each new Daniel Silva novel as soon as it appears. With his by now trademark character, Gabriel Allon...Silva just about guarantees a couple of days of terrific entertainment."--NPR, All Things Considered "Another heart-pounding escapade of art restorer and Israeli intelligence legend Gabriel Allon gets masterful treatment."--AudioFile Magazine
New York Times best-selling author Silva has written another exciting thriller featuring Gabriel Alon and his beautiful wife, Ari Shomron, and other members of Israel's anti-terrorist group. When a young Vatican antiquities curator is found dead on the floor of the Sistine Chapel, Monsignor Luigi Donati, the Pope's private secretary, asks Gabriel to lead a quiet investigation of what the monsignor believes to be a murder, not a suicide as claimed by the police. Gabriel's investigation uncovers a horrific terrorist plot to destroy one of the world's holiest sites. Award-winning reader George Guidall gives an excellent and nuanced performance. His accents are believable, and his Hebrew pronunciation is accurate. -VERDICT Recommended for fans of Silva's hero as well as thriller lovers and anyone who enjoyed fare like The Da Vinci Code. [The HarperCollins hc was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Ilka Gordon, Aaron Garber Lib., Cleveland (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.