The Messenger (Gabriel Allon Series #6)

The Messenger (Gabriel Allon Series #6)

by Daniel Silva
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The Messenger (Gabriel Allon Series #6) by Daniel Silva

On the trail of a deadly al-Qaeda operative, Gabriel Allon returns in a spellbinding story of deception, power, and revenge by the #1 New York Times bestselling "world-class practitioner of spy fiction" (Washington Post).

Gabriel Allon—art restorer and spy—is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer—photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, aimed straight at the heart of the Vatican. 

Allon and his colleagues soon find themselves in a deadly duel of wits against one of the most dangerous men in the world—a hunt that will take them across Europe to the Caribbean and back. But for them, there may not be enough of anything: enough time, enough facts, enough luck.

All Allon can do is set his trap—and hope that he is not the one caught in it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594132063
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication date: 09/12/2007
Series: Gabriel Allon Series , #6
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 575
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, and the Gabriel Allon series, including The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, The Heist, The English Spy, The Black Widow, and House of Spies. His books are published in more than thirty countries and are bestsellers around the world.

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The Messenger (Gabriel Allon Series #6) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 109 reviews.
WIBruno More than 1 year ago
I have read them in order and each one is very good. Seeing the world from Silva's point of view has added a lot to my understanding of what is happening in the world. Fiction, yes, but more that just a story.
Man_Of_La_Book_Dot_Com More than 1 year ago
The Mes­senger by Daniel Silva is the sixth novel in the Gabriel Allon series. Allon is an Israeli agent who is more inter­ested in restor­ing works of art than the world of espionage. When an al Qaeda oper­a­tive is killed inLon­don, some pho­tographs are found on his com­puter and the Israeli intel­li­gence sus­pects that the group is plan­ning a big attack aimed directly at theVatican. Israeli agent Gabriel Allon finds him­self in a bat­tle of wits against dan­ger­ous men which takes him on a hunt across Europe. The Mes­sen­ger by Daniel Silva is more of a thriller than the pre­vi­ous five books. The book is quite vio­lent and Allon’s ruth­less­ness comes out in sev­eral highly charged scenes. While I didn’t think The Mes­sen­ger was the best in the series, it did fill in some miss­ing gaps in the rela­tion­ships between the char­ac­ters. As in many book series this one also is a stand­alone, but it’s always nice to read them in order. I was glad to read about the return of Chiara, Allon’s love inter­est which we lost in the pre­vi­ous book. I also loved the way Silva wrote the Pope (“the” Pope, not some mob­ster or ter­ror­ist with a nick­name), he was approach­able and seemed like a good leader. Silva incor­po­rated cur­rent events into this book (and sev­eral oth­ers), such as the ten­sions between Chris­tian­ity and Islam and the con­cerns of the Pope who is try­ing to build rela­tion­ships, yet stands to lose his life because of them. As much as I love cur­rent events in books, what I dis­like is cur­rent events like plot devices which never actu­ally hap­pened. Mix­ing up cur­rent events with the destruc­tion of St. Peter’s basil­ica sim­ply didn’t ring true for me. Over the past two years, I have been intro­duced to Daniel Silva and have read most of his books. If you fol­low my blog you know that I am a fan and think that Silva is one of the best espi­onage authors work­ing today. How­ever, in this book his writ­ing seemed to lack a lit­tle – not much mind you, but I could tell the dif­fer­ence from pre­vi­ous books. That being said, this book is cer­tainly is still highly rec­om­mended. Once Allon enters the page, the strengths of Silva in plot­ting and writ­ing come to full power and fruition. The story becomes a grip­ping page turner and I could not put it down.
fred5962 More than 1 year ago
As a reader of the Gabriel Allon series, I'm prejudiced. Grest suspense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the story of the Messenger was a great read. The story reads well and is very intriguing.Heard he was a very good writer and really like this book.It was interesting from start to finish. I think it would be a good movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like super-spy novels and lose yourself in fiction, then pick up any book in the Gabriel Allon series today. Although the books in the series reference each other, they can be read out of order, but they reveal the outcome of the previous novels. So, if you like surprises, read them in order. I enjoy reading Silva. The novels are well written. They are fiction but incorporate real places and when I'm reading them I can picture the scenes and imagine the heart-pumping action. Silva describes the terrorists in a way that makes you think they are real... it is part of our current world and although it is fiction, it is applicable to the times. Gabriel is one of my favorite anti-terrorist superhero's. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
To those reviewers who gave this book a negative review: IT'S FICTION. Gabriel Allon can be larger than life because IT'S FICTION. It's make believe. I'm not offended by the author's position about the war in Iraq and not only because I agree with it. THIS IS A WORK OF FICTION. Read it, enjoy it, forget it
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been reading the author's books on the Israeli spy and found this one the best. More interesting story to see the old hand bringing a newbie into the world of agents, surveillance, false identity, and danger.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In order to really understand this book you need to read all of Silvas's books with the character Allon. He style is like no other and his many plots are to say the least will hold all your interest. I think that there is more truth than poetry to all his incounters. His view of the world situation is good and his research on the subject is very well done. He always pinpoints the connection between the Jewish communties and the Vatican as well as the Nazi of WWll, but he also points out the connection between the Arabs and the Nazi against all the allies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Daniel Silvas best Gabriel Allon book yet.He can say more in one sentence than Tom Clancy can say in an entire chapter.This book really reminds me of LeCarres 'Little Drummer Girl',and is just as good if not better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While I have thought all his books were excellent, he really excelled at this one. It was his best to date and had me so entralled that I read it in record time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story is great. With the current political and social situation in Israel and surrounding area it make it all the more interesting. I actually was at the door waiting for BN to open so I could but it, and I'm already waiting for the next installment.
miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
Anything written by Daniel Silva is exciting and beyond a great value in a reading experience. His characters are human and make you want to be friends with them. His stories are fast-paced and exciting. And even tho Gabriel Allon is a spy, Daniel Silva writes in such a way that anyone can easily follow along and understand what's going on and why. Gabriel is one of the most famous characters ever written about and we never want his story to end. The stories are so well written that you have finished the book before you know it. And to say that Daniel Silva is one of the greatest writers of our time, is probably a very big understatement. His writing is fluid and flawless and easy to read. You never have to read a sentence twice. If you haven't already read a Daniel Silva story, you are truly missing out on a great reading experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just can't get enough of Gabriel Allon. Keep writing, Daniel Silva!
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JCD2 More than 1 year ago
The Messenger is another riveting tale from Daniel Silva.  Gabriel Allon, art restorer and Israeli spy, is pulled back into action when an al-Qaeda operative is killed and disturbing information from his computer comes to light.  The Vatican is the target.  Daniel Silva's stories are always thrilling and exciting.  This one is no exception.  
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I went out and found two more, have already read one and am on the next one. Keep them coming!
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