- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins - AU (1 January 2019)
- ISBN-10: 1460755499
- ISBN-13: 978-1460755495
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3 x 23.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 522 g
- Average Customer Review: 53 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-one novels, including The Black Widow and House of Spies.His books are critically acclaimed bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than thirty languages. He resides in Florida with his wife, television journalist Jamie Gangel, and their twins, Lily and Nicholas.
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I felt, after reading this latest masterpiece of writing, that his next novel will include an update of the life of "The new girl"...I can't wait!
Why does Silva force me to keep going to the end once I start one of his books? well, I finally figured it out. Its the carrot he dangles at the end of each chapter-the lead into the next one. The dangle is so enticing you must keep going. And when you do, you keep reading until the next dangle, and so on and so forth. Its exhausting! And this year, after reading The New Girl and finding I must fill in time until next year's book arrives, I took the liberty of rereading Daniel's first novel. And I am glad that I did, because I would really like to credit Daniel on the stylistic improvement he has made from one novel to the next. His first book was quite adequate for me, but what a difference between first novel and most recent. Its hard to beat excellent as a starting point, but Silva has gone from excellent to superb.
As for The New Girl, as Silva admits, he set out to explore Israeli-Arab relationships in the Middle East, and I can only imagine him tearing out his hair over the Kashoggi incident and its timing. But the novel recovers well and is not only a delightful read but also an exposition of the too often misunderstood nature of Middle Eastern relationships. Much more talk, exchange and assistance goes on between those peoples than we in the West either know or wish to acknowledge. The New Girl is not only a delightful read but also a fictional primer for those who want to know more about this complicated part of the world. It certainly kept me going to the end and I can only highly recommend it as another superb novel in the Gabriel Allon series. But, Daniel, I have a nagging worry: Gabriel is getting somewhat long in the tooth and, even at my advanced age, I am fearful of outliving him, for his departure will leave a great emptiness and I am not sure there is another author of your calibre who can so readily and easily fill my leisure time-for at least 2 days of the year, anyway.
In all my 78 years no other author has impressed me as much as Daniel Silva. Everything that I have read has captivated me from the 1st page, the guy is a genius and I look forward to his next
Don't read this as your first Allon book. start somewhere near the beginning - they are more rewarding if you do - just skim the necessary history that attempts to make the later books stand alone.