The English Assassin

The English Assassin

Book - 2003
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A taut, lightning-paced thriller rooted in fact: Switzerland's WWII record of profiteering and collaboration with Nazi Germany. Israeli intelligence operative Gabriel Allon (the kill artist) is put back in the high-stakes spy game, battling wits with the rogue assassin he helped to train.
Publisher: New York, NY : Signet Books, 2003.
ISBN: 9780451208187
Branch Call Number: SIL
Characteristics: 451 pages ; 19 cm


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Sep 30, 2018

Fast moving, well written suspense!
Couldn't put it down.

Dec 15, 2017

Eminently readable and a cut above as always and Silva takes pains to go into the war history concerning the missing art. Characters are well drawn and I find Gabriel's failure in his final mission in the book only adds authenticity to the tale. Too often in real life, the bad guys always win.

Great read as always and an interesting background on the Nazi art theft scandals which continue into the 21st century. A backhanded critique of the Swiss bank system which allowed this crime to continue as well as an expose of the self serving political system of the Swiss during WWII and their so-called neutrality in the war.

Mick8 Jan 03, 2012

Very life like read.

Jun 22, 2011

This is exceptionally well done by Silva.

Mar 25, 2011

Very entertaining book, well developed plot and characters

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