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Amanda_R
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The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva

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Book Cover Image: Title: The Secret Servant, Author: Daniel Silva Buy It From our editors: "The Amsterdam murder of Ephraim Rosner didn't set off international headlines, but it did send panic through high-clearance homeland security units. The terrorism analyst was killed just 24 hours before he was scheduled to meet with Israeli intelligence. Dutch police are certain that the assassin was a lone, deranged Muslim extremist, but Gabriel Allon's bosses fear a far more dangerous plot. They dispatch this art restorer/part-time spy to the Netherlands to ferret out the real cause of Rosner's slaying. What he learns there is soon eclipsed by fast-breaking developments that threaten what remains of world peace. Tension, twists, and breakneck thrills."

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Re: The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva

I read The Secret Servant last month. I enjoy Silva's books b/c Gabriel Allon is such a fascinating character. The picture of an assassin as a humanistic individual fully capable of love is a novel one. And an art restorer! The background presentation of the history and causes of the Arab-Israeli conflict is also enlightening, and not just one-sided, either. Altho I liked the Venice setting better than Jerusalem, the last 2 entries in the series, if anything, have become edgier and even more suspenseful. Edge of your chair suspenseful. If you like literate thrillers, check out Daniel Silva. But start at the beginning of the series, as characters re-emerge from time to time.
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Re: The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva

I am a stickler for reading a series in order. Can somebody please tell me the order of this series? I have The English Patient and think it's the first book.

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NancyK18 wrote:
I am a stickler for reading a series in order. Can somebody please tell me the order of this series? I have The English Patient and think it's the first book.

Thanks




I have the order listed here:
http://tinyurl.com/38vust

Hope this helps. BTW, I think you mean The English Assassin.
No two persons ever read the same book. [Edmund Wilson]
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Re: The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva

Thanks for the order of the Gabriel Allon books and yes I did mean The English Assassin!
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You're welcome. I really like this series. It's violent, which I usually don't like, but Allon is such a good man. He's compassionate and loving, but has to do such appalling things.
Another of my favorite thriller characters is Guido Brunetti in the series set in Venice by Donna Leon.
No two persons ever read the same book. [Edmund Wilson]