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“This book had a slightly different makeup than previous Gabriel Allon books. Instead of just being about stopping terrorists, this book also had intricate layers of history woven into it. The relationships between the characters drove this plot more than in most of the other books. That was one...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Read this book before 'The English Girl" Fallen Angel is a believable hair raising tale involving the Papacy, Israel, Iran and Bankers whoo eee !!”Eugen Domke wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As much as I like the Gabriel Allon series, this one bogged down for me. The story was good but the detail and the added stories made it confusing and long. I liked it well enough but not as much as I wanted to.”Deb F wrote this review Friday, November 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Book 12, in the Gabriel Allon series
Mr. Silva has to be one of the finest writers of international intrigue we have these days. His Gabriel Allon series features one of the most memorable and compelling character in contemporary fiction. His adventures have stayed fresh and exciting making each novel more successful than the previous.
With lots of action and interesting political points of view “The Fallen Angel” starts in a classic Gabriel way. He is found back in action taking refuge behind the walls of the Vatican restoring one of Caravaggio’s masterpieces. It opens with a murder in St. Peter’s Basilica and soon the story weaves different topics: art, politics, religions, etc. and also current issues such as the Vatican bank scandals and the threat of nuclear attacks. His investigation takes us on a journey around Europe and Israel. It is clear in the description that Mr. Silva loves the topic of terrorism and is passionate about the Middle East politics and strategy. This thriller provides an exciting plot and a page-turning story hard to put down. Although this is an excellent read it has flaws and this lie in the intensive and relentless attention to details. At the end of the book Mr. Silva highlights where fiction starts and reality falls, a much appreciated note.
“frighteningly real scenario”Becky G wrote this review Monday, August 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another good Allon novel. This time Gabriel needed to save Israel two times from the Muslims that have the eradication of Israel as their goal. As always, I enjoyed the writing, characters, and storyline. I don;t think that there was enough lead-in to the ending. It seemed a bit like an add on to me. A good just not great novel.”honoliipali wrote this review Sunday, August 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My first book by this author. I'll definitely read another. ”Lisa T wrote this review Wednesday, July 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not as good as the previous two -- The Rembrandt Affair and Portrait of a Spy -- but still really good. ”Linda S wrote this review Wednesday, July 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thought it was great.”Thomas H wrote this review Wednesday, July 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great writer and a great read.”Midavi wrote this review Saturday, June 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another excellent book in the series about Gabriel Allon. Fiction yes but with a degree of history as well. For the first time ever it is clear now why there are Holocaust Denial in the Arab world. ”Darlene wrote this review Sunday, June 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No