Author(s): Daniel Silva
ONE GIRL. SEVEN DAYS. NO SECOND CHANCES.
Madeline Hart is a rising star in British government: beautiful, intelligent, driven to succeed by an impoverished childhood. But she also has a dark secret: she is the lover of Prime Minister Jonathan Lancaster. When she disappears on the island of Corsica, it's clear her kidnappers know about the affair and intend to make the PM pay dearly for his sins. Fearful of a scandal that will destroy his career, Lancaster decides to handle the matter privately, and not involve the police.
Enter Gabriel Allon--assassin, art restorer, and spy--who must find Madeline within seven days before she is executed. With the clock ticking, Allon is thrust into a deadly game of shadows in which nothing is what it seems--and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies is the truth. . . .
This is the 13th in the wonderful ‘Gabriel Allon’ series by Daniel Silva. Allon is a much-vaunted Israel spy and assassin. His career started in 1972 when he hunted down the Munich terrorists, but now he lives a life of semi-retirement, restoring paintings and trying to stay out of international intrigue. But intrigue comes to him in the form of Graham Seymour, the Director-General of MI5. The British Prime Minister's mistress has been kidnapped from Corsica, and Seymour asks Gabriel to find her. If you haven't read a Silva thriller before, they can stand alone, and his 14th, The Heist is due out this month. - Lucy
'Literate, top-notch action' - Kirkus Review. 'There's revenge, corruption and a jaw-dropping twist that even long-time Allon fans won't see coming' - Australian Women's Weekly. 'Allon is a great political operative, but Silva is an even greater writer...The English Girl (is) a must-read' - Huffington Post