Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with sixteen gripping spy novels but it is his brilliant creation, Gabriel Allon - art restorer, assassin, spy – who sits among the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan and Jason Bourne.
The Heist follows Allon on a dangerous quest through Europe to recover a famous stolen Caravaggio masterpiece, which leads him on a dark path to the heart of Syria's brutal regime. This is another powerhouse of a novel showcasing Silva's outstanding skill and brilliant imagination.
Daniel Silva burst onto the scene in 1997 with his bestselling debut, The Unlikely Spy, but it was Silva's fourth novel, The Kill Artist, which would alter the course of his career. The novel featured a character described as one of the most memorable and compelling in contemporary fiction, art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon, who appears in Silva's next twelve novels, each one more successful than the last.
Born in Michigan, raised and educated in California, Silva was pursuing a master's degree in international relations when he joined United Press International to help cover the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. He later worked in San Francisco, then on the foreign desk in Washington, and as Middle East correspondent in Cairo and the Persian Gulf. In 1987, he returned to Washington to the position of CNN Executive Talk Shows Producer. It was during this time that he secretly began work on the manuscript that would eventually become the instant bestseller The Unlikely Spy. Since then all of Silva's books have been New York Times and international bestsellers. His books have been translated in to more than 30 languages and are published around the world.
Author: Daniel Silva