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Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, and the Gabriel Allon series, including 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 Girl, The Heist, The English Spy, The Black Widow, and House of Spies. His books are published in more than thirty countries and are bestsellers around the world.

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Images found on the computer of an al Queda suspect in London suggest that a big attack is in the offing. So who gets called in to investigate? Gabriel Allon, art restorer and master spy, of course. With a three-week tour. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Bestseller Silva continues to warrant comparisons to John le Carre, as shown by his latest thriller starring Israeli art restorer and spymaster Gabriel Allon. Ahmed bin Shafiq, a former chief of a clandestine Saudi intelligence unit, targets the Vatican for attack, in particular Pope Paul VII and his top aide, Monsignor Luigi Donati, who both appeared in Silva's previous novel, Prince of Fire. Shafiq, who now heads his own terrorist network, is allied with a militant Islamic Saudi businessman known as Zizi, a true believer committed to the destruction of all infidels. Gabriel's challenge is to infiltrate Zizi's organization, a task he assigns to a beautiful American art expert, Sarah Bancroft. Gabriel promises he'll protect her, but plans go awry, and by the end Sarah faces torture and death. While Sarah's fate is never in doubt, the way Silva resolves his plot will keep readers right where he wants them: on the edges of their seats. Author tour. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

"The Messenger's blood-spattered, true-to-life backdrop pumps up this thrill ride of a story, but its underlying messages about fundamentalism, revenge, oil dependency and cultural differences are what will keep you awake at night."--USA Today

"Exhibits Silva's usual intelligence, style and research...Silva uncorks another, even more dramatic climax."--The Washington Post Book World

"The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series, a wonderfully nuanced, endlessly fascinating creation...Entertaining and well written."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Silva [is] the modern-day Robert Ludlum, and his lead character Gabriel Allon should remind readers of Jason Bourne (without the amnesia, of course)."--Florida Times-Union

"Gripping details...Silva maintains tension and suspense with a story that travels all over the world."--The Denver Post

"So entertaining... a spider web of a plot."--The Baltimore Sun

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