Thwarted. Daniel Silva reprises Israeli superspy and art restorer Gabriel Allon in a new novel titled, Portrait of a Spy. As Allon ages more gracefully than most humans, he alone notices a terrorist in Covent Garden and is about to stop him when Allon is thwarted by British intelligence. As usual, Allon is right, and the bureaucrats remain an obstacle, second only to the evildoers he pursues to deliver vengeance and justice. Readers who like fast paced action and character-driven action novels are likely to enjoy this one. Silva’s writing seems effortless, but he packs this novel with more political commentary than many readers will not find entertaining.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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