The Black Widow


Title:                      The Black Widow

Author:                 Daniel Silva

Silva, Daniel (2016). The Black Widow. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

OCLC:    973883288

PS3619.I5443 B35 2016

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Summary:

Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin, is poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again. They call him Saladin, a terrorist mastermind whose ambition is as grandiose as his nom de guerre, a man so elusive that even his nationality is not known. Shielded by sophisticated encryption software, his network communicates in total secrecy, leaving the West blind to his planning — and leaving Gabriel no choice but to insert an agent into the most dangerous terror group the world has ever known. She is an extraordinary young doctor, as brave as she is beautiful. At Gabriel’s behest, she will pose as an ISIS recruit in waiting, a ticking time bomb — a black widow out for blood.

Date Posted:      May 9, 2017

Reviewed in The Intelligencer[1]

Another international thriller that finds Gabriel Allon, an art restorer, spy, and assassin, poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service, suddenly grappling with an ISIS mastermind. On the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.

[1] The Intelligencer (22, 2, Fall 2016, p. 142 ).

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