The Other Woman

The Other Woman

Book - 2018 | First edition
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062835062
9780062834829
0062834827
9780062857170
Branch Call Number: F SIL NVD
Characteristics: 476 pages ; 24 cm

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jvpastoor
Jan 07, 2020

Read this before the New Girl

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gloryb
Nov 16, 2019

Double agents and threats of double agents abound in this novel as the two spy chiefs from M16 and King David Blvd figure out how to flush them out. Besides the thrilling plot, I like reading about the many different places that Silva puts his characters - quite a few in each novel, actually. Silva has a unique idea in this novel. Could Kim Philby's children have become spies like himself? Silva throws in current events and his take on them to make the plot seem it could happen. A long story that kept my interest to the end.

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deborahmyers1
Aug 04, 2019

Again, good Silva.

There is something dragging down the story line now that Gabriel is head of Israeli security. The shadow of Kim Philby on the world of spies in the 21st century was a brilliant story line. I do like that Gabriel can hob knob with the heads of security in other countries, he has more power in the spy-world scene. His wife has become a caricature in the background. I agree with some comments that maybe it is time to develop a mentee for Gabriel. A symphony conductor or an opera singer?

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cambridgedon
Feb 13, 2019

This has all the hallmarks of an old-style noir thriller - an almost unbelievable premise leads to an entertaining yarn. Silva has it stately-paced with his well known characters and this novel is free from the usual sermonizing from the former good ole Catholic boy. Well worth reading.

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Dub
Jan 12, 2019

Unputdownable...highly recommended.

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7626dee
Jan 10, 2019

I liked the plot line but the story developed very slowly for a "thriller". The head of Mossad does not run around by himself shooting people, sorry that part does not fly, time for Silva to develop a new character. Give me a call when one appears, he seems to have already put a suitable antagonist in Russia, Philby redux, don't you just love the total ineptness of MI anything, even Bond can't save them and they manage to make the suits at the CIA look somewhat competent.

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pitkerro
Dec 16, 2018

Great read.

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allmyangels6
Oct 05, 2018

I found this book way too long and unexciting. It could have been condensed and wrapped up a lot faster with more action. I only finished it because I did not have another book to read. Not his best work.

dustbunny53 Sep 28, 2018

This was not one of my favorite Gabriel Allon books, but I enjoyed it none the less.

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