BOOK REVIEW_"The Fallen Angel" by Daniel Silva. Not only a great book but I know his Uncle!

I fell in love with Gabriel Allon by the end of the first chapter of this book. Here's a guy who saved the Pope, stopped an underworld precious art and antiquities market and stopped the total destruction of Jerusalem. And that's JUST IN THIS BOOK!

Art restorer, assassin, spy—Gabriel Allon returns in The Fallen Angel, another blockbuster espionage thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. The acclaimed author of Portrait of a Spy, Silva (“a world class practitioner of spy fiction” —Washington Post) is an undisputed master of the genre who has brought “new life to the international thriller” (Newsday).
A breathtaking adventure that races around the globe, The Fallen Angel begins in Rome, where Allon is called upon to investigate a murder at the Vatican, one with disastrous repercussions that could plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. If you haven’t yet been drawn into Daniel Silva’s thrilling universe of intrigue, danger, and exceptional spycraft, start here—and see why the Philadelphia Inqurer declares that, “The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series.”

The co-chair of a local political party here in Sussex county is named Fred Silva. I was a meeting and chanced to see him coming my way. I waved and told him I was reading a book by one of his relatives.

It was just a simple greeting, Fred Silva's picture in the Delaware Blog post I wrote about it.. I didn't think that Fred was related to Daniel Silva.

"Oh you mean Danny!" Fred shouted, returning my wave.

My jaw had to be pulled from the floor. Turns out that Daniel Silva was adopted by Fred's brother when he was a baby.

He told me that Silva had authored over twelve books at the least and, indeed, Daniel "Danny" Silva, has now written over fourteen books using the Gabriel Allon protagonist.

I have every intention of reading more of Silva's books because there's got to be a hero out there that we all admire.

Gabriel Allon is just such a man.

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