Depois de ter sobrevivido por um triz sua mais recente miss o, Gabriel Allon, o her i dos servi os secretos israelitas, refugiou se por detr s dos muros do Vaticano, onde se encontra a restaurar uma das obras primas de Caravaggio Mas certa manh , bem cedo, chamado Bas lica de S o Pedro por monsenhor Luigi Donati, o influente secret rio privado de Sua Santidade o PapDepois de ter sobrevivido por um triz sua mais recente miss o, Gabriel Allon, o her i dos servi os secretos israelitas, refugiou se por detr s dos muros do Vaticano, onde se encontra a restaurar uma das obras primas de Caravaggio Mas certa manh , bem cedo, chamado Bas lica de S o Pedro por monsenhor Luigi Donati, o influente secret rio privado de Sua Santidade o Papa Paulo VII Foi encontrado o cad ver de uma bela mulher debaixo da magn fica ab bada de Miguel ngelo A pol cia do Vaticano suspeita de suic dio, mas Gabriel n o concorda E, segundo parece, o mesmo se passa com Donati, que receia que uma investiga o p blica possa vir provocar no seio da Igreja e, por isso, chama Gabriel para que ele descubra discretamente a verdade Com uma advert ncia Regra n mero um no Vaticano , diz Donati N o fa a demasiadas perguntas Gabriel descobre que a mulher morta desvendara um segredo perigoso, que amea a uma organiza o criminosa que anda a pilhar tesouros da Antiguidade e a vend los a quem oferecer mais dinheiro Mas n o se trata apenas de gan ncia Um agente misterioso planeia uma sabotagem que ir mergulhar o mundo num conflito de propor es apocal pticas
O Anjo Ca do Depois de ter sobrevivido por um triz sua mais recente miss o Gabriel Allon o her i dos servi os secretos israelitas refugiou se por detr s dos muros do Vaticano onde se encontra a restaurar uma d
This was an excellent read The author incorporated a lot of interesting historical detail which only added enjoyment The first chapter starts off with attention grabbing writing and it just keeps going throughout the entire book I have read a few of Daniel Silva s books and believe this is one of his best.
There is no such thing as a bad Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon thriller Some are just better than others It s hard for me to describe the book All of the usual characters are here, almost like old home week When I finished the book I had the feeling that I had read the last Allon book by Silva Using the time markers that Silva has put in the 12 or so Allon novels, Gabriel would be somewhere in his early 60 s In The Fallen Angel, Allon is kinder, gentle than in previous novels He doesn t seem to hav [...]
My weekend reading can t wait I ve loved every Gabriel Allon book since the series started Just came across an on target review by Hugh Hewitt, parts of which I thought I d share with anyone unfamiliar with the series Silva s books are wonderful entertainment and Silva is widely regarded as at the very top of the thriller writers working today, but the far deeper value of the books is in the education they provide on the precarious situation of Israel in the world today The nature of that situat [...]
Gabriel Allon is one of my favorite charactersI love his professionalism both professions, assassin and art restorer , I love Chairi, his wife I love his friends Eli and Ari I love the fact Gabriel OK, really Daniel Silva, informs me about the Middle East and its complications I can always plan to LEARN something reading about Gabrield this book does not disappoint For this book, we learn about the connections between Iran and Hezbollah, described by a US federal agent as the Gambinos on steroid [...]
I do remember reading the early books of Silva also containing the first three Gabriel Allon novels which I kinda liked a lot But due to availability I lost contact with the series I found some hardcover copies of the later Allon movies and I picked up the series.I am a great Fleming fan mainly due to his prose and his depiction of his hero James Bond, and all later writers never quite got the tone right and leaned way to much towards the EON version of James Bond Another great Spy writer is Le [...]
Time for the yearly Gabriel Allon novel This one was slightly better than usual because it had Donati and the Pope Gabriel was less insufferable than usual I read this one super fast and couldn t put it down, however, as I get older I m realizing the difference between not being able to put something down and 5 stars These books are great beach reads, but I try to reserve 5 stars for books that have changed the way I think or even caused me to reconsider something These books are not that, they [...]
Another well written thriller from Daniel Silva, this time moving from restoring art in the Vatican, dealing with antiquities throughout Europe and finally accompanying the Pope on a visit to Israel As always there is good and evil and those who are good are somewhat compromised, like Gabriel Allon There is also the continuing age old battle of the Middle East which is front and center in most suspense writing now Allon has been part of this struggle since just after the Munich Olympics How much [...]
As a ferocious reader of mysteries thrillers, I never thought I would find the perfect novel to satisfy my love of art and mystery combined I considered the hunt for novels or books or articles especially regarding the Baroque painter Caravaggio would be everlasting The bad boy of the art world has inspired some fascinating narratives This novel, THE FALLEN ANGEL by Daniel Silva, is reading after only a few chapters the epitome of such novels Many an customer reviewer has decried oh, not another [...]
We read this this summer on our cross country drive I was in the mood for a good spy thriller, and heard an interview with this author on the Diane Rehm program It seemed like a spy thriller against a backdrop of art history would be perfect I went right out and bought one of his novels for our trip because I assumed any author interviewed on Diane Rehm s program would have a lot of literary quality.I have to say I was disappointed I see that this author has a lot of fans and many reviews refer [...]
O ANJO CA DO DANIEL SILVA J tinha saudades de Gabriel Allon, o meu espi o preferido que depois da ltima e atribulada aventura s queria reformar se e viver feliz e tranquilo ao lado da sua Chiara Infelizmente, para ele n o h tranquilidade E est de volta Felizmente para n s mais uma hist ria espantosamente bem escrita e emocionante de Daniel Silva Mais um grande livro da s rie Gabriel Allon Usando a mesma f rmula dos anteriores, Daniel Silva consegue prender nos da primeira ltima p gina E embora a [...]
Another great exciting Gabriel Allon story I ve read them all Silva creates electricity, sometimes with very few words There was the touching scene with Leah, the always acerbic yet moving interactions with Shamron, the amazing Dina, and the sometimes implausible action that is nevertheless gripping And also, there is the constant reminder of what Israel means to the Jewish people and how perilous its existence still is Silva states in his Author s Note at the end of the book that there could ha [...]
Daniel Silva s latest Gabriel Allon novel still brings the thrills and suspense despite being the 12th volume in this increasing formulaic series.In this novel, Allon is tasked by the Vatican to look into the death of an employee of the Vatican, who herself was looking into whether the Vatican had any problems with the provenance of its art collection.This is an actual issue that has come to plague major museums in the world as art that has been on display for the masses is now sought by the ori [...]
Another good entry in the Gabriel Allon series full of everything I ve come to expect from Daniel Silvia plenty of suspense, intrigue, death, and destruction, with strong characters and compelling writing I m looking forward to the next book.
Another excellent Gabriel Allon adventureThe artistry of the writer is as great as Gabriel s artistry with both paintings and human nature.An exciting discovery of the long hidden columns of the first Temple throws both Gabriel and Eli into an incomparable adventure Another unforgettable thriller Maria Carmo,Lisbon 27 December 2016.
The Fallen Angel is the 12th book in the Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva The story opens with a murder in St Peter s Basilica at the Vatican Dr Claudia Andreatti, a curator in the Vatican s antiquities division, uncovered a dangerous secret A global criminal enterprise is looting treasures of antiquity and selling them Monsignor Luigi Donati, the private secretary to the Pope, decides that there will be two investigations The first, for public consumption, will determine that Dr Andreatti c [...]
THE FALLEN ANGEL 2012 Daniel Silva I am a fan of Mr Silva s espionage novels, but this one goes over the top It starts off well His hero, Gabriel Allon, is in Vatican City working on the restoration of a painting by Caravaggio when he is called into the basilica to view the body of a young woman who has either fallen or was pushed from the dome to her death below Allon immediately knows that she was murdered because he sees that her neck has been broken, and that a cross that she normally wears [...]
As usual, Gabriel Allon is doing what he likes best, restoring a masterpiece, this time in Vatican City, when there he is asked to investigate a death by his friend, the pope s private secretary His investigation leads him to the world of the theft of priceless and irreplacable art and artifacts Telling what he discovers could destroy people he likes as well as the Catholic Church.Locations include not only the Vatican but also Switzerland, Vienna, and Jerusalem Not only art thieves but terroris [...]
I enjoyed this book and I respect and like this author Well written, great attention to detail, as always and sometimes beautiful use of the English language There was a point in the story where the author hooked the reader however, the denoument and conclusion felt blase I experienced less immediacy than within previous Daniel Silva novels Did it need literal descriptive detail of action I m not sure Perhaps the Gabriel Allon franchise has become a bit formulaic for me as Allon, the protagonis [...]
There is a reason Bill Clinton likes Gabriel Allon and Daniel Silva The books provide an instant education on geopolitical events as well as dramatic plots and great action The books are largely the same Gabriel is ensconced in some place doing art restoration work when a dire threat of some kind surfaces and off he goes to save the world This book is no exception, and the reader gets a great first look at issues such as Islamic denial of the existence of a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount in J [...]
Not going to repeat the plot line as others have already done so.The given is that somehow the story has to end up with Allon and his team saving Israel from yet another potential catastrophe The trick is how do we get there And that is what seemed contrived to me the whole death in the Vatican leading to antique theft to an international smuggling ring to oh finally they re connected to a terrorist organization that has a bomb ticking under Jerusalem Almost forgot we throw in a Pope visiting at [...]
Taqiyya From Sharia law displaying one intention while harboring another A feint or a misdirection.The concept of taqiyya plays a central role in Silva s most recent, sensational outing for Gabriel Allon, his wayward son of Israeli intelligence It is a technique mastered by both terrorist and theologian in this gripping thriller.We travel from the Vatican, where Gabriel is restoring a masterpiece by Caravaggio, to San Moritz to Vienna and on to the Holy Land Anyone who has visited the Temple Mou [...]
As usual, Gabriel Allon is dragged out of retirement or in this case, restoration work to help the Israeli intelligence as well as the Pope With laundered money from stolen and illegal antiquities going into Hezbollah s coffers, and the Vatican s bank an unknowing partner in the procedures, Gabriel is asked to find the link from the Vatican to the terrorists and stop the potential scandal Of course, this evolves delving into a global criminal enterprise which has tentacles far reaching than any [...]
Genre Suspense Thriller Rating 4.0 Review As The Fallen Angel opens, Gabriel Allon, renowned art restorer, retired Israeli Spy and assassin, and savior of the Holy father, is working at the Vatican in an effort to restore a 17th century painting by Caravaggio This, of course, doesn t last very long.Once again Gabriel is called to duty This time it s by his friend Monsignor Luigi Donati who asks for Allon s help in investigating the appearance of a suicide by Claudia Andreatti, curator of antiqui [...]
In Gabriel Allon s world, a world of art restoration and beauty, lies n undertone of the spy he once was for the Mossad, where life is precious.While restoring a Carvaggio to its former glory, a girl falls from near the top of the Basilica at St Peters Only in Gabriel s world would a Catholic priest ask him to look into it, but don t ask too many questions This is the same Catholic church that in our world is one scandal away from oblivion The death of a young female curate from one of the Vatic [...]
It s a wonderful feeling when you know within the first page of a book that reading it will be a pleasure if only I could put my finger on how to make that happen I d be writing my little heart out Daniel Silva has no such problem, though and he s done it again with a riveting book that s really, really hard to put down.Gabriel Allon, a larger than life art restoration expert and former Israeli intelligence agent, takes on the task of finding the murderer of a young female curator who worked in [...]
A minha estreia nos livros de Daniel Silva.Uma hist ria muito bem escrita e emocionante.Apesar de n o ter lido os livros anteriores da saga do Gabriel Allon, fiquei a par das suas fa anhas gra as s v rias alus es aos acontecimentos passados e fiquei f da sua personalidade.A a o do livro inicia se no Vaticano mas tem no conflito rabe israelita o seu tema principal Vamos viajando por Roma, Viena, Sui a e aprofundando a hist ria deste conflito at tudo terminar em Jerusal m, com um intenso final A p [...]
This book had a different feel to it I think that it is because Gabriel s team didn t work together all that much The book revolve around Gabriel and the Pope It doesn t seem like this should work, but it did The frank talks between them were some of the highlights of the book for me I loved how the Pope went off book with his speech, stunned people, and changed the Catholic view of things I wish something like this would happen in real life I am not sure how I feel about Gabriel s decision at [...]
I ve enjoyed all of the Gabriel Allon books I ve read so far But I would say this one is the best so far The background is interesting and the context of events is also very interesting These are the elements that I think make each of these books very good After all there is a certain formula involved, but keeping each one fresh and different is a definite talent.
I think it is time that he puts this character down for a rest When you start to remember entire passages from prior books, the author has ran out of ideas and is just boiling the pot.
I ve read all 12 of the Gabriel Allon books He is by far my favorite spy of all times Kick ass, but an artist Great vacation read