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The black widow

by Silva, Daniel, 1960-

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2016
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Audio Books PL SILVA Daniel
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Call Number  PL SILVA Daniel
Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC SILVA (DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Sewickley Public Library AV - Playaways MP3 F SIL
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  AV - Playaways
Call Number  MP3 F SIL

#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. From its shocking opening in Paris, The Black Widow reveals itself as Silva s most timely and powerful novel yet.

Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled, entertained and educated readers with eighteen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant hero, Gabriel Allon art restorer, assassin, spy has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.

Following the success of his smash hit The English Spy, The Black Widow showcases Silva s consummate skill and brilliant imagination, and is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts."

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Gabriel Allon, art restorer and Israeli spy, is supposed to be dead, but he's really very much alive and about to take over the directorship of Israel's secret intelligence service (called the Office by those on the inside). But before that can happen, there's some field work that needs attending to: Hannah Weinberg, an old friend of Allon's and the director of the Weinberg Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism in France, was killed, along with hundreds of others (including several Israelis), when the Paris center was destroyed by a bomb in a carefully executed ISIS attack. Now, working with the French and eventually the Americans, Allon is leading a team charged with finding and killing the ISIS leader called Saladin, who orchestrated the Paris attack and is planning another, even bigger strike. To carry out his plan, Allon conscripts a Jewish doctor, Natalie Mizrahi, to pose as a Palestinian, get herself recruited by ISIS, and become the Office's eyes and ears within the organization. Echoing John le Carré's The Little Drummer Girl (1983), the narrative takes us not only inside an Islamic terrorist group, but also inside the head of an initially reluctant but then committed double agent, who must learn to subsume one identity beneath another. This is a compelling thriller as Silva layers tension into his narrative like a symphony conductor, with Natalie becoming more involved in Saladin's next attack, and Gabriel balancing his need for intelligence against his agent's safety; but the novel also affords a sobering, insightful, and multifaceted look at the overwhelming complexities of the seemingly interminable war in the Middle East. And, for series fans, Silva introduces a new and richly conceived character who is likely to become a regular cast member. A winner on all fronts.--Ott, Bill Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bestseller Silva's riveting 16th novel featuring the legendary Israeli art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon (after 2015's The English Spy) finds Gabriel on the trail of a secret ISIS terrorist known as Saladin after a vicious attack in Paris kills Gabriel's longtime friend Hannah Weinberg, the leader of the Isaac Weinberg Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism in France. One of the escaped Paris terrorists, Safia Bourihane, has been dubbed the black widow, but far more interesting is another black widow, this one created by Gabriel himself. Natalie Mizrahi, a doctor in Jerusalem, is recruited, trained, and inserted into a massive operation to locate Saladin so Gabriel can kill him. Gabriel process of turning a civilian into a spy and the meticulous maneuvering of his team are fascinating, suspenseful, and bated-breath exciting. The satisfying open ending promises more to come in the Saladin saga. Silva proves once again that he can rework familiar genre material and bring it to new life. Nine-city author tour. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Gabriel Allon thriller
Features Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and Israeli spy
#1 - The Kill artist
#2 - The English assassin
#3 - The Confessor
#4 - A Death in Vienna
#5 - Prince of fire
#6 - The Messenger
#7 - The Secret servant
#8 - Moscow rules
#9 - The Defector
#10 - The Rembrandt affair
#11 - Portrait of a spy
#12 - The Fallen angel
#13 - The English girl
#14 - The Heist
#15 - The English spy
#16 - The Black widow
#17 - House of spies
#18 - The Other woman
#19 - The New girl
Subjects Allon, Gabriel -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Intelligence officers -- Fiction.
Art restorers -- Fiction.
Assassins -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher [Solon, Ohio] :2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Guidall, George, narrator.
Playaway Digital Audio, publisher.
Findaway World, LLC, distributor.
Harper Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by George Guidall.
Language English
Notes One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Title from Playaway label.
Previously released by Harper Audio, ©2016.
Issued on Playaway LIGHT, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (approximately 14 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781509412112
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