Angielski Zabójca

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Gabriel Allon, były as izraelskiego wywiadu i renomowany konserwator dzieł sztuki, otrzymuje od bankiera Augusta Rolfego zlecenie na renowację obrazu Rafaela w prywatnej kolekcji w Szwajcarii. Po przybyciu do rezydencji znajduje gospodarza w kałuży krwi. Rolfe został zastrzelony, ale obrazu nie skradziono. W rozwikłaniu zagadki tajemniczego morderstwa postanawia pomóc Gabrielowi córka zamordowanego, Anna, światowej sławy skrzypaczka, mieszkająca w Portugalii. Wkrótce okazuje się, że z willi bankiera zginęły wszystkie dzieła sztuki zgromadzone przez niego w czasie drugiej wojny światowej…


El Hombre De Viena

Жанр: Иностранная литература

A finales de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el oficial nazi Radek estaba encargado de hacer desaparecer cualquier evidencia del Holocausto. Hoy, Radek es Vogel, vive en Viena, es el dueño de un banco de inversiones y aporta grandes cantidades de dinero a la campaña del aspirante a canciller, que es en realidad su hijo secreto. Gabriel Allon (protagonista de El Confesor), es enviado a Viena a investigar un atentado en la oficina de ayuda a víctimas de la guerra. La investigación adquiere tintes personales cuando Allon, gracias a unos dibujos del diario de su madre, reconoce en Vogel no sólo al sádico Radek sino al hombre que casi mató a su madre en el campo de concentración. Pero la ayuda que Vogel recibe tanto de la CIA como del mismo Vaticano convierte su investigación en una tarea difícil.


Juego De Espejos

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Novella d’espionatge amb dues virtuts importants: no és de John Le Carré (algun dia escriuré la ressenya dels llibres que he llegit d’ell, però aviso que no sortirà massa ben parat) i que està ambientada en uns fets reals: la Segona Guerra Mundial i la necessitat dels aliats d’evitar que, de la manera que sigui, el punt del desembarcament a les costes franceses sigui conegut pels alemanys o, millor encara, aquests creguin que serà per un lloc diferent del planificat. El protagonista és el director del contra-espionatge anglès (si no ho recordo malament), un acadèmic convertit a espia si us plau per força com suggereix el títol original. Al bàndol contrari hi ha una xarxa clandestina d’espies alemanys infiltrats a Anglaterra. L’autor juga amb ambigüetats calculades per tal d’induir el lector a sospitar que diferents pesonatges són traïdors i revelaran el secret del lloc real del desembarcament. És una novella d’acció continuada, que fa pensar fins i tot en…


Moscow Rules

Жанр: Иностранная литература

The extraordinary new Gabriel Allon novel from the 'gold standard' (The Dallas Morning News) of thriller writers. Over the course of ten previous novels, Daniel Silva has established himself as one of the world's finest writers of international intrigue and espionage – 'a worthy successor to such legends as Frederick Forsyth and John le Carr' (Chicago Sun-Times) – and Gabriel Allon as 'one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series' (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Now the death of a journalist leads Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn. He's playing by Moscow rules now. This is not the grim, gray Moscow of Soviet times but a new Moscow, awash in oil wealth and choked with bulletproof Bentleys. A Moscow where power resides once more behind the walls of the Kremlin and where critics of the ruling class are ruthlessly silenced. A Moscow where a new generation of Stalinists is plotting to reclaim an empire lost and to challenge…


Octubre

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Durante los primeros años de incertidumbre del proceso de paz en Irlanda del Norte, tres ataques terroristas simultáneos en Belfast, Dublin y Londes rompen la esperanza de que el baño de sangre por fin se haya acabado. Los responsables son un nuevo grupo terrorista denominado la Brigada por la Libertad del Ulster. Y tienen un único objetivo: destruir el proceso de paz. Michael Osbourne, el héroe de La Marca del Asesino, ha abandonado la CIA, amargado y desilusionado. Pero cuando el Presidente de los EEUU escoge a su suegro para ser el próximo embajador en Gran Bretaña, Osbourne es arrastrado a la batalla contra algunos de los más implacables y violentos terroristas.


Portrait of a Spy

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Gabriel Allon has been hailed as the most compelling creation since 'Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond' (Rocky Mountain News). A man with a deep appreciation for all that is beautiful, Gabriel is also an angel of vengeance, an international operative who will stop at nothing to see justice done. Sometimes he must journey far in search of evil. And sometimes evil comes to him. In a dangerous world, one extraordinary woman can mean the difference between life and death. . . .  For Gabriel and his wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London — a visit to a gallery in St. James's to authenticate a newly discovered painting by Titian, followed by a quiet lunch. But a pair of deadly bombings in Paris and Copenhagen has already marred this autumn day. And while walking toward Covent Garden, Gabriel notices a man he believes is about to carry out a third attack. Before Gabriel can draw his weapon, he is knocked to the pavement and can…



The defector

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Over the course of a remarkable career, Daniel Silva has established himself as one of the world's finest writers of international intrigue, a craftsman worthy of comparison to John le Carré and Graham Greene. His latest bestseller, Moscow Rules, was not only superior entertainment, but a prescient cautionary tale about the emergence of the New Russia. Now he takes that tale to the next level. Six months after the blood-soaked conclusion of Moscow Rules, Allon is in Umbria, trying to resume his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, when a colleague pays him a shocking visit. The man who saved Allon's life in Moscow and was then resettled in England has vanished without a trace. British intelligence is sure he was a double agent all along, and they blame Allon for planting him. To discover the truth and clear his name, Allon must go immediately to London – a decision that will prove to be the most fateful of his career. In the British capital, he finds himself once more on the front lines…


The English Assassin

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Amazon.com Review The English Assassin brings back Gabriel Allon, the appealingly melancholy art restorer with a double life as an Israeli secret agent, first introduced in 2000's The Kill Artist. Gabriel is sent to Zurich under a pseudonym to restore a Raphael belonging to a prominent Swiss banker and art collector, Augustus Rolfe, but upon arriving he finds Rolfe lying in a pool of blood. When Gabriel tries to leave Zurich, the Swiss police capture him immediately-and moreover, they know his real identity. He's released through some diplomatic string-pulling, but he soon discovers that Rolfe had requested a meeting with Israeli intelligence, for reasons unknown, just before his death. Rolfe's daughter, Anna, is a world-class violinist attempting to rebuild her career after an accident that nearly destroyed one of her hands. But her physical scars are nothing compared to those on her psyche, left by her mother's suicide when Anna was a teenager. Temperamental and mistrustful, she nevertheless…



The Kill Artist

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Amazon.com Review Fans of Daniel Silva's well-received earlier novels, especially The Marching Season, will welcome his newest novel of espionage, revenge, and Middle Eastern politics. Gabriel Allon is an art restorer who's persuaded out of retirement by Ari Shamron, the crafty Israeli spymaster bent on a deadly mission: killing a Palestinian agent named Tariq before he can carry out his plan to assassinate an old comrade-in-arms, the treacherous peacemaker Yasir Arafat. Tariq's role in the murder of Gabriel's wife and son draws both Gabriel and Sarah Halevy, the beautiful French model whose affair with Gabriel led to the assassination of his family. Still in love with Gabriel, Sarah allows herself to be set up with a cover and infiltrated into Tariq's inner circle. But before Gabriel can rescue her and fulfill his mission, Tariq turns the tables to get his old adversary as well as Arafat in his own sights. A particularly resonant scene in which Tariq and Arafat confront each other and…


The Rembrandt Affair

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Gabriel Allon returns in the spellbinding new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. Two families, one terrible secret, and a painting to die for... It has been six months since Gabriel's showdown with Ivan Kharkov. Now, having severed his ties with the Office, Gabriel has retreated to the Cornish coast with only one thing in mind: healing his wife, Chiara, after her encounter with evil. But an unspeakable act of violence once again draws Gabriel into a world of danger when an art restorer is brutally murdered and the newly discovered Rembrandt on which he is working taken. Gabriel is persuaded to use his unique skills to trace the painting and those responsible for the crimes; but, as he investigates, he discovers there are terrible secrets connected to the painting, and terrible men behind them. Before he is done, he will have undertaken a journey through some of the twentieth century's darkest history-and come face-to-face with some of the same darkness within himself.


The Unlikely Spy

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Germany 1944. The Allied invasion is not far off and the high command desperately need to know where it will take place. It is time to activate one of Hitler's last spies in Britain. However, British intelligence have their own secret weapon in Alfred Vicary.