Daniel Silva – The Other Woman

One of the JOYS of my life is that I get books before most other people!!! I was always the type of reader to order books in advance -- I love to get first editions on the first day of release. So it is really a thrill for me to now receive books -- like Daniel Silva's The Other Woman --  months before all of you (haha!!!).

Daniel Silva has been one of my favorites ever since I read An Unlikely Spy, which was a WWII spy thriller. Since my Dad was in D-Day, I have always been particularly interested in that period of time before the invasion -- and An Unlikely Spy is based on the real-life attempt by England and America to confuse the Germans about the plans for D-Day. Getting ready for this interview, I pulled the book out and was going to just glance at it -- but it is so good that I found myself re-reading it. If you haven't read it, you really should.

Now to the new book -- wow! What can I say? How many superlatives are there? This is the 18th in the series that features Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer, spy and assassin. As always Daniel Silva tells a heck of a story. For those who don't know, Gabriel Allon has gone through a lot in this series -- and in the new book it is good to see him have some happy moments -- but there is plenty of action to keep us turning the pages. I loved his last book, House of Spies, and so I was worried that it would be hard for him to hit the mark again. I didn't need to worry. The Other Woman meets -- and actually -- surpasses it.

Without a doubt, Daniel Silva is one of the best authors in thriller genre. It is a combination of having the literary chops to write solid fiction, but also that he has created a character who is so believable and so authentic that we forget this is a work of fiction. In fact, since this new book with its Russian connections is so current, we feel that we are being drawn into the world of Russian interference -- or is it intrusion -- into the world of intelligence.

My particular affinity to Gabriel Allon is because of the backstory of art restoration that Silva weaves into his books. As someone who loves art and enjoys painting, I am always drawn to the parts of the book that talk about art and the world of restoration.

If you haven't read any of Silva's books -- you can start with this one -- but then go back and start at the beginning. There is so much substance in Silva's books and he has put in so much research, that the books hold up. What a joy it is to know that there are eighteen of them to keep you busy all summer.

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