Friday, September 8, 2017

Book Review: 'Portrait of a Spy' by Daniel Silva

"Your hand will find all Your enemies;
Your right hand will find those who hate You." -- Psalm 21:8 (NKJV)

Portrait of a Spy beautifully displays the art restorer and avenger sides of Gabriel Allon's dual callings. Daniel Silva does a masterful job of weaving together threads from past stories, familiar characters, complex themes about the difficulties in stopping terrorism, and new challenges to set the stage for another Trojan horse designed to make the bad guys vulnerable. The ultimate story has a delicate balance in its complexity that works unusually well. This is by far my favorite of the more recent books in the series.

I suggest that you not even read the dust jacket copy of the book before starting. The less you know about the story . . . the more you will enjoy it.

Settle in for a rewarding read!

Editor's note: This review has been published with the permission of Donald Mitchell. Like what you read? Subscribe to the SFRB's free daily email notice so you can be up-to-date on our latest articles. Scroll up this page to the sign-up field on your right.

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