SECRET SERVANT by Daniel Silva - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Daniel Silva.
He has been called his
generation's finest writer of international intrigue, one of America's most
gifted spy novelists ever, and the successor to Graham Greene and John le
Carre. But with his follow-up to the 2006 electrifying number one bestseller
The Messenger, Daniel Silva has written his most compelling and entertaining
novel to date. When last we encountered Gabriel Allon, the master art restorer
and sometime officer of Israeli intelligence, he had just prevailed in his
blood-soaked duel with Saudi terrorist financier Zizi al-Bakari. Now Gabriel is
summoned once more by his masters to undertake what appears to be a routine
assignment: travel to Amsterdam to purge the archives of a murdered Dutch
terrorism analyst who also happened to be an asset of Israeli intelligence. But
once in Amsterdam, Gabriel soon discovers a conspiracy of terror festering in
the city's Islamic underground, a plot that is about to explode on the other
side of the English Channel, in the middle of London.
The target of this plot
is Elizabeth Halton, the daughter of the American ambassador to the Court of
St. James's, who is to be brutally kidnapped. Gabriel arrives seconds too late
to save her. And by revealing his face to the plot's masterminds, his fate is
sealed as well. Drawn once more into the service of American intelligence,
Gabriel hurls himself into a desperate search for the missing woman as the
clock ticks steadily toward the hour of her execution. It will take him from
Amsterdam to Germany to the very end of Denmark. It will thrust him into an
unlikely alliance with a man who has lost everything because of his devotion to
Islam. It will cause him to question the morality of the tactics of his trade.
And it might very well cost him his life.
Filled with breathtaking
double and triple turns of plot, and a final mind-bending sequence that will
leave readers breathless, The Secret Servant is not only a work of supreme
entertainment, but also an exploration of some of the most daunting issues of
our times: the war on terrorism, the weapons the West uses to wage it, and the
time bomb now ticking in the heart of Western Europe.