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The other woman

by Silva, Daniel, 1960-

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
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 strikes again.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Promotion to the top job in Israel's secret intelligence service hasn't changed Gabriel Allon's hands-on approach to spying one whit. He led the team that finally ended the run of ISIS mastermind Saladin (House of Spies, 2017), and now he's on the track of a Russian mole high up in British intelligence. His allies in MI6 don't like it, but even they know if anyone can ferret out the mole, it's Allon. Once again Silva follows the familiar structure his readers have come to love gathering the team, setting up the sting, laying on the tradecraft, dealing with the surprises but this time 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 on the shores of the Potomac River. In a kind of homage to classic Cold War espionage, Silva draws on both history (the most famous spy of the twentieth century plays a role here) and fiction: there are strong elements of le Carré throughout, with the mole story itself echoing Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974) and Russian mastermind Sasha suggesting a contemporary version of George Smiley's nemesis, Karla. But Silva is never merely imitative; he uses these references and plot elements to add texture and resonance to his story, which puts a chilling, twenty-first century spin on the idea of Russian interference in global politics: Everyone loses, Allon concludes. Everyone except the Russians. Another jewel in the bedazzling crown of a spy-fiction master. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Silva's novels rarely dally on the lower rungs of best-seller lists. Expect this one, too, to leapfrog to the top.--Bill Ott Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The actions of real-life British intelligence agent Kim Philby, who defected to the Soviet Union in 1963, drive bestseller Silva's excellent 18th novel featuring Israeli art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon (after 2017's House of Spies). Israel's intelligence division, known as the Office, is running an operation to save blown Russian agent Konstantin Kirov, one of Israeli's most valuable sources, and bring him to sanctuary in the U.K. When the operation goes bad, Gabriel and his team are drawn into a meticulously planned mission, involving both MI6 and the CIA, to unearth one of the Kremlin's highest-placed moles. Meanwhile, in Andalusia, a French journalist starts writing a memoir called The Other Woman, which contains the key to the mystery that Gabriel must solve. Philby, who died in Moscow three decades earlier in 1988, turns out to be at the bottom of it. In recent years, a number of thriller authors have focused on Philby, but Silva's treatment of him may be the most complex and fascinating yet. Readers will be enthralled by both the history and the up-to-the-minute plot that Silva spins with such finesse. 10-city author tour. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Silva, Daniel, 1960- Gabriel Allon series. bk. 18.
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.
Terrorists -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Spy fiction.
Publisher Solon, Ohio :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Guidall, George, narrator.
Playaway Digital Audio.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by George Guidall.
Language English
Notes Title from Playaway label
Originally released by Harper Audio ℗2018
Release date supplied by publisher.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Description 1 audio media player (645 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
ISBN 9781987143386
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