Has Daniel Silva ever written a bad novel? No. Once again this book held me from the opening page. The story was solid and in so many ways very prescient. I think I have read all of Daniel Silva's books and never ever have I come across one that didn't leave me wanting the story to continue. Each time I think that Daniel has written his very best of all books he comes along with another even better. Like a good wine Daniel Silva's books just get better the longer they mature. Brilliant, when's the next book for release?
I have a confession to make: my absolute favorite character of the entire Gabriel Allon series is his 4-legged nemesis, and that of Keller's, Don Casabianca's goat 🐐 Though Juicy Julian Isherwood is a close second ... Seriously, House Of Spies is Daniel Silva at his finest, merging the real and all too recent attacks in the UK and Europe with his storyline. I was in Paris after the first attack and mere months just before the second ... I love Europe and North Africa, and eagerly followed Gabriel and company as they pursued Saladin across the Levant. Just one teeny tiny suggestion: maybe they can come Down Under? 🌏🐨
I wait with great anticipation for each new Gabriel Allon instalment. This one did not let me down. Indeed, I finished the majority of the book in one sitting because I just had to keep reading. A great writer. Great characters. Eerily plausible plot. Hopefully there's a Gabriel somewhere out there in the real world saving the day time and again.
I liked the way contemporary events were dovetailed into the narrative. Remarkably, it gives an insight into how all the parties involved in this pointless Islamic extremism and the opposing forces behave.
Another well written,thrilling, exciting story, this time with a modern twist. You just have to love how this author is able to adapt his genius to the present. I just hope that Gabriel Allon just keeps keeping on!