“Portrait of a Spy”, Daniel Silva
I love the Gabriel Allon series.
And this one sure doesn’t disappoint. As other reviewers have stated, Daniel Silva has used the same formula with the other books in the series. This is now my third so I’m not tired of it.
I thoroughly enjoy Gabriel’s character, however, wish we’d see some development in Chiara, his wife. She’s obviously very smart but we seem to see her mostly presented as the gorgeous, young wife who is also an extraordinary cook.
Nadia who plays a critical role in this book is a strong character. Rich due to inheritance and desiring to make a difference in the Saudi world as a woman who cares, she is both captivating and very believable.
Silva’s attention to detail is extraordinary. His novels must be very well researched and even though I have little interest in fine art still enjoy the great detail presented in these novels.
SIlva manages to keep the pace moving even though he presents much detail.
If you enjoy this series, you’ll enjoy this and want to pick up the next one, The Fallen Angel, as soon as possible, as I do.
I rated it a 4/5.
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