Book Discovery: The Other Woman: A Novel by Daniel Silva
From Daniel Silva, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal
She was his best-kept secret …
In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason’s name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin’s most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West—a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power.
Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel’s vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.
Gabriel is lured into the hunt for the traitor after his most important asset inside Russian intelligence is brutally assassinated while trying to defect in Vienna. His quest for the truth will lead him backward in time, to the twentieth century’s greatest act of treason, and, finally, to a spellbinding climax along the banks of the Potomac River outside Washington that will leave readers breathless.
Fast as a bullet, hauntingly beautiful, and filled with stunning double-crosses and twists of plot, The Other Woman is a tour de force that proves once again that “of all those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best”
Reviews & What Readers Say
“Another jewel in the bedazzling crown of a spy-fiction master....There is an even more elaborately detailed backstory than usual, and it is every bit as compelling as the tension-drenched drama slowly unspooling in the present and leading to a socko finale.”
" Always riveting….Gripping."
" Spies, Traitors and Moles Well blended and Deftly Seasoned With a Dash of HistoryThe Other Woman is Daniel Silva’s 2018 offering to his multitude of fans, and any lucky new readers who have started with the 18th book in the Gabriel Allon series. Some of us, myself included, were lucky enough to get a copy a few days in advance – the treat of all treats.Compared to his last few books, The Other Woman is, in a way, a quieter book; there is less bling, fewer bombs, and if so inclined, one could actually track the body count, but don’t let that fool you. There are innumerable twists and turns, blown operations, dangerous gambits and missing puzzle pieces all of which strain several long time friendships and alliances and leave the reader breathless."
― Ruth L. Edenbaum, Amazon Client, Verified Purchase
Yet another breathtaking adventure with a man who has become a favorite. Gabriel Alon is in yet another incredible story that leaves you gasping, literally. There are 2 major surprises in this story which made my jaw drop open but I will not be a spoiler and tell you! The story begins in Vienna, and in a safe house, Gabriel is waiting for the arrival of a Russian defector. The defection goes horribly wrong and even though it was not their fault, Gabriel is blamed for the foul up. But the main thrust of the story is the uncovering of a mole in MI6. Much to the mortification and horror of Graham Seymour, head of MI6. It is up to Alon to uncover the mole and the story just gets more and more exciting. No spoilers!
― Ilona J. Shecter, Amazon Client, Verified Purchase
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Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, 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, House of Spies and The Other Woman. He is best known for his long-running thriller series starring spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon. Silva’s books are critically acclaimed bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages. He resides in Florida with his wife, television journalist Jamie Gangel, and their twins, Lily and Nicholas. For more information visit www.danielsilvabooks.com