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The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva

The Unlikely Spy (1995)

by Daniel Silva

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Quite a plot centered around the secret deception of D-day, 1944, the invasion of France. It was a plot that was believable and used actual characters and places so that the truth could hide in a novel. I found myself referring to internet sources to determine if the people in it were real or imaginary, so the book was well researched. By the end, the plot is so twisted that one wonders who, really, is the titled "unlikely spy." ( )
  buffalogr | Dec 22, 2014 |
Another outstanding early work from Silva. This is probably one of the best 2 or 3 books I've read this year. Silva masterly weaves fiction into the history of the events leading up to D-Day. I was riveted to the pages right to the end. I recommend this book to anyone. ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 21, 2014 |
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 |
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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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