One of the challenges for writers of character-based thrillers is keeping the character consistent while developing that character in new and interesting ways. Daniel Silva’s protagonist, Gabriel Allon, the art restorer and Israeli spy, is a complicated and well-developed character. In The English Spy
, Silva adds to Allon’s personal story as he and Chiara are about to have a child. In his profession, Allon is coming closer to taking over The Office. The plot of this novel takes Allon to the field in many countries as he has the opportunity to exact revenge on a foe, while Chiara’s due date draws near. As with all the novels in this series, there’s lots of violence, the action moves quickly, and the excitement is always entertaining.
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