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The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva

The Unlikely Spy (1995)

by Daniel Silva

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Wonderful read! ( )
  AdamSauliForever | Jun 10, 2014 |
Great spy story encumbered by clumsy, almost laughable, erotic scenes. ("She arched her back to meet his pulsating .... ") But the plot is really good and kept me plowing through seemingly unending erotica. If you can stand the junk you'll enjoy the story. ( )
  dondemaio | Nov 20, 2013 |
This is my 2nd Daniel Silva book and though I enjoyed the plot, and would have given it 5 stars but I once again was disappointed in Silva's use of graphic sex scenes, at times it read like a pornographic novel. Some would say I'm a Christian prude or what derogatory word is in these days, but bottom line I feel he incorporates to much sex in his stories thus only 4 stars

As for the overall story line it is one of those stories where it jumps form various locations and sub plots and the number of characters in the story at times can be challenging keeping them all organized if you should happen to have to set the book down for a couple of days. Which was the case for me especially in the first half of the book as it was slow and did not become can't set it down well into the second half.

If you like a good spy novel type book and or are a WWII fan, you will probably enjoy it, even more so if you aren't a Christian prude and not be bothered by the sex stuff.

I plan to give Silva another try with one of his latest books to see if overtime he has toned down the sex, but if not I'll most likely quit reading his work ( )
  ScottKalas | Jun 10, 2013 |
i actually really enjoyed this book. i don't feel like i'm usually all that into spy stories, but this one, besides being really interesting, is quite well written. i generally think it's kind of impressive when an author takes a well known historical event (world war ii and who wins it) and still manages to create tension and suspense. the few details i looked up along the way (my world war ii knowledge is mostly holocaust centered; i had no idea about the story behind the d-day invasion at normandy) were all accurate, with his cast of fictitious characters (churchill, eisenhower, hitler, and himmler all play a small role as well). i'm not sure how this book ended up on my list, and i wasn't going in with high expectations, but this was a good read. i would definitely read him again, and maybe even change my mind about spy books in general if they're written as well as his. ( )
  elisa.saphier | May 12, 2013 |
very cool, Alfred Vicary is a spymaster, being used as a spy by Boothby his boss; spies, counterspies, double crosses & this doesn't even describe the main story
  FKarr | Apr 21, 2013 |
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Meiner Frau Jamie, deren Liebe, Unterstützung und unentwegte Ermutigung das Entstehen dieses Buches erst ermöglicht haben, und meinen Kindern Lily und Nicholas
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Im April 1944, sechs Wochen vor der Invasion der Allierten in Frankreich, schickte der Nazi-Propagandist William Joyce, besser bekannt unter dem Namen Lord Haw-Haw, eine schockierende Botschaft an die Adresse der Briten über Rundfunk.
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A World War II spy novel about a beautiful Nazi secret agent and her pursuer, a former history professor turned spy catcher. The setting is England, the time just before the D-Day landings.

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