The English Assassin

The English Assassin

Large Print - 2002
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"Gabriel Allon had done much in his lifetime. A sometime Israeli spy by trade, an art restorer by preference, he knew more than he wanted to know about death and betrayal and secrets, but that didn't keep him from being surprised by the scene before him now. An assignment to clean an Old Master at the home of a millionaire banker had led him to a house in Zurich, and standing in the room now, he smelled the odor of salt and rust, felt the dampness of the carpet beneath his feet."--Jacket.
Publisher: Rockland, MA : Wheeler Pub., ©2002
ISBN: 9781587241857
1587241854
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE FICTION SILVA
Characteristics: 414 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

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gtwidale
Dec 15, 2017

Eminently readable and a cut above as always and Silva takes pains to go into the war history concerning the missing art. Characters are well drawn and I find Gabriel's failure in his final mission in the book only adds authenticity to the tale. Too often in real life, the bad guys always win.

Great read as always and an interesting background on the Nazi art theft scandals which continue into the 21st century. A backhanded critique of the Swiss bank system which allowed this crime to continue as well as an expose of the self serving political system of the Swiss during WWII and their so-called neutrality in the war.

Mick8 Jan 03, 2012

Very life like read.

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sharlkan
Jun 22, 2011

This is exceptionally well done by Silva.

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rahmmie
Mar 25, 2011

Very entertaining book, well developed plot and characters

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