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The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon) (edition 2010)

by Daniel Silva

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Title:The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon)
Authors:Daniel Silva
Info:Putnam Adult (2010), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 496 pages
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The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva

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  librisissimo | Jan 8, 2015 |
Standard fare but this one seemed a bit cookie cutter and predictable. ( )
  lincolnpan | Dec 31, 2014 |
Although this book follows a time tested Silva formula, it's still exciting. Nazis, betrayal, spies, art work, Iranian nukes and the ever present "office" make it so. The author admits that the Swiss connection is concocted, even though they did help in dissolution of the third reich. The conversion of a journalist to a spy is a fine touch--an oxymoron. The characters were fun, even the bad guys--some converted, some not. At the end, the reader wonders about the next time tested formula experience of our Israeli hero and his buddies. ( )
  buffalogr | Dec 15, 2014 |
Outstanding...just a notch below the last Silva book, but once again I am impressed with every Silva book I read. Gabriel Allon continues to grow in intrigue and depth as a character, and I really enjoy the way Silva writes the story to get Allon drawn back into another mission for Israel. This time Allon has to go and rescue a couple of agents that were trying to stop a wealthy businessman/crook from selling centrifuges to Iran for weapons manufacturing. Nail biting time..... ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 10, 2014 |
Substance: A "retired" espionage agent for Israel, who is also an expert at restoring old paintings, is hired to fix a long-lost Rembrandt, and ends up back in the field chasing down a Holocaust profiteer.
Style: Fast-paced action. Backstory covered as needed, reading full series useful but not required. Deserves best-seller status. Enjoyed the characters. ( )
  librisissimo | Dec 30, 2013 |
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Behind every great fortune lies a great crime. - Honoré de Balzac
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For Jeff Zucker, for friendship, support, and personal courage.

And as always, for my wife, Jamie, and my children, Lily and Nicholas.
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By coincidence it was Timothy Peel who first learned that the stranger had returned to Cornwall.
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When an art restorer friend is murdered and a Rembrandt painting with a mysterious past is stolen, Gabriel Allon and his wife, Chiara, come out of self-imposed retirement to investigate the crime. Allon, an art restorer himself and a master spy for the Israeli Mossad, is pulled into a race across the globe against powerful men who will do anything to keep the truth hidden. The complex plot twists and turns from one country to the next, from a Holocaust survivor's memories of being a little girl hiding from the Nazis to the present-day world of international high finance.
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Severing his ties with the Office to care for his traumatized wife after a violent showdown with Ivan Kharkov, Gabriel is reluctantly drawn into a case involving a murdered art restorer and discovers unsettling links between the killers and a recently discovered Rembrandt.… (more)

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