Portrait of A Spy

Portrait of A Spy

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Haunted by his failure to stop a suicide bomber in London, Gabriel Allon is summoned to Washington and drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the center of the threat is an American-born cleric in Yemen who was once a paid CIA asset.

Gabriel and his team devise a daring plan to destroy the network of death--from the inside--a gambit fraught with risk, both personal and professional. To succeed, Gabriel must reach into his violent past. A woman waits there--a reclusive heiress and art collector who can traverse the murky divide between Islam and the West. She is the daughter of an old enemy, and together they form an unlikely and dangerous bond.

Set against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence, Portrait of a Spy moves swiftly from the corridors of power in Washington to the glamorous auction houses of New York and London to the unforgiving landscape of the Saudi desert. Featuring a climax that will leave readers haunted long after they turn the final page, this deeply entertaining story is also a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of unspeakable evil--and Daniel Silvas most extraordinary novel to date.

Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, p2011.
ISBN: 9780062084941
Branch Call Number: FIC SILVA 9254tc 1
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12.25 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon


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Jul 19, 2016

This is a wonderful novel. The thrillers that interest me are those interwoven with historical realities (of whatever epoch), that not only entertain but enrich my understanding. Portrait of a Spy satisfied me in every way. It is one of the very best thrillers I have read/listened to. Simon Vance's narration contributed significantly to my enjoyment. I recommend this audiobook without reservation.

Feb 23, 2012

For some reason I had a hard time getting into this one. 6 of 10 for me.

Sep 19, 2011

7 of 10 stars

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