In Amsterdam, a terrorism analyst named Ephraim Rosner lies dead, brutally murdered by a Muslim immigrant. The Amsterdam police believe the killer is a deranged extremist, but others know better. Just twenty-four hours before, Rosner had requested an urgent meeting with Israeli intelligence. Now it is Gabriel Allon’s job to find out what Rosner knew, and when he does, it confirms their worst fears: a major terrorist operation is in the works. But not even Allon could have predicted what it is. In London, a young woman vanishes. She is the daughter of the American Ambassador – and goddaughter of the President of the United States – and the kidnappers’ demands are at once horrifically clear and clearly impossible to meet. With time running out, Allon has no choice but to plunge into a desperate search, both for the woman and for those responsible, but the truth, when he finds it, is not what he expects. In fact, it is one that will shake him, and many others, to the core. Intense and provocative, filled with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot, The Secret Servant is not only a fast-paced international thriller, but an exploration of some of the most daunting questions of our time.
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It is an exciting and entertaining novel with a terrifying message ( Literary Review)
Nerve-searing and painfully brilliant. ( Patricia Cornwell)
In true Bauer fashion, shootouts, kidnappings and international terror plots follow him wherever he goes. ( USA Today)
It reads like a prediction of continuing terrorism in Europe. ( The Wall Street Journal)
The summer's best thriller and perhaps most important novel. ( Military.com)
Daniel Silva has written seven previous novels, including the international bestsellers The Unlikely Spy, A Death in Vienna, The Confessor and most recently The English Assassin. His latest, The Messenger, will publish in autumn 2006. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, NBC Today correspondent Jamie Gangel.
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Book Description Penguin, 2008. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # A805B9780141036953