The Unlikely Spy

The Unlikely Spy

by Daniel Silva (Author)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silvas celebrated debut novel, The Unlikely Spy, is “A ROLLER-COASTER WORLD WAR II ADVENTURE that conjures up memories of the best of Ken Follett and Frederick Forsyth” (The Orlando Sentinel).“In wartime,” Winston Churchill wrote, “truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.” For Britains counterintelligence operations, this meant finding the unlikeliest agent imaginable—a history professor named Alfred Vicary, handpicked by Churchill himself to expose a highly dangerous, but unknown, traitor. The Nazis, however, have also chosen an unlikely agent. Catherine Blake is the beautiful widow of a war hero, a hospital volunteer—and a Nazi spy under direct orders from Hitler: uncover the Allied plans for D-Day...

In Daniel Silva's gripping spy thriller, "The Unlikely Spy," readers are introduced to Gabriel Allon, a skilled art restorer and a secret agent for the Israeli intelligence agency. Caught in a complex web of deception, Gabriel finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of international intrigue.

The story begins in Venice, where Gabriel is tasked with recovering a stolen painting by Caravaggio. As he delves deeper into the case, he discovers that the theft is part of a larger conspiracy involving a rogue group of neo-Nazis intent on destabilizing Europe. To stop them, Gabriel must use all his skills and resources to expose their plans and prevent a catastrophic attack.

"The Unlikely Spy" showcases Daniel Silva's masterful storytelling and his deep understanding of the world of espionage. Gabriel Allon is a captivating protagonist, a man of action and intellect, whose personal life and professional responsibilities collide in dramatic fashion.

As Gabriel navigates through a treacherous landscape, he encounters a cast of unforgettable characters, including a seductive art dealer, a ruthless neo-Nazi leader, and a mysterious woman with a connection to his past. The novel explores themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the sacrifices that must be made in the name of national security.

"The Unlikely Spy" is a must-read for fans of international thrillers and espionage fiction. Daniel Silva's gripping narrative and intricate plot will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the very last page.