Daniel Silva

He has been called his generation's finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Compelling, passionate, haunting, brilliant: these are the words that have been used to describe the work of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Daniel Silva. Silva burst onto the scene in 1997 with his electrifying bestselling debut, The Unlikely Spy, a novel of love and deception set around the Allied invasion of France in World War II. His second and third novels, The Mark of the Assassin and The Marching Season, were also instant New York Times bestsellers and starred two of Silva's most memorable characters: CIA officer Michael Osbourne and international hit man Jean-Paul Delaroche. But it was Silva's fourth novel, The Kill Artist, which would alter the course of his career. The novel featured a character described as one of the most memorable and compelling in contemporary fiction, the art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon, and though Silva did not realize it at the time, Gabriel's adventures had only just begun. Gabriel Allon appears in Silva's next nine novels, each one more successful than the last: The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, and Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, and The Defector. Silva's forthcoming novel, The Rembrandt Affair, will be published on July 20, 2010. Silva knew from a very early age that he wanted to become a writer, but his first profession would be journalism. Born in Michigan, raised and educated in California, he was pursuing a master's degree in international relations when he received a temporary job offer from United Press International to help cover the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Later that year Silva abandoned his studies and joined UPI fulltime, working first in San Francisco, then on the foreign desk in Washington, and finally as Middle East correspondent in Cairo and the Persian Gulf. In 1987, while covering the Iran-Iraq war, he met NBC Today National Correspondent Jamie Gangel and they were married later that year. Silva returned to Washington and went to work for CNN and became Executive Producer of its talk show unit including shows like Crossfire, Capital Gang and Reliable Sources. In 1995 he confessed to Jamie that his true ambition was to be a novelist. With her support and encouragement he secretly began work on the manuscript that would eventually become the instant bestseller The Unlikely Spy. He left CNN in 1997 after the book's successful publication and began writing full time. Since then all of Silva's books have been New York Times and international bestsellers. His books have been translated in to more than 25 languages and are published around the world. Silva continues to reside in Washington with his wife and teenage twins Lily and Nicholas. When not writing he can usually be found roaming the stacks of the Georgetown University library, where he does much of the research for his books. He is currently at work on a new Gabriel Allon novel and warmly thanks all those friends and loyal readers who have helped to make the series such an amazing success.

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— Daniel Silva (@danielsilvabook)

Books by Daniel Silva

The English Spy Intl

Release Date: 23 Feb 2016

Price: $6.98

THE TARGET IS ROYAL. THE GAME IS REVENGE.She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. But when a bomb explodes aboard her holiday ...more

The English Spy

Release Date: 14 Jul 2015

Price: $0.00

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, ...more

The English Spy

Release Date: 30 Jun 2015

Price: $0.00

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue featuring the inimitable Gabriel Allon. She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, ...more

The English Spy

Release Date: 30 Jun 2015

Price: $24.63

THE TARGET IS ROYALTHE GAME IS REVENGEGabriel Allon returns in this summers hottest thriller, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel SilvaShe is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resent...more

The Heist: A Novel (Gabriel Allon)

Release Date: 15 Jul 2014

Price: $2.46

Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece byCaravaggio in #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva's latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.Sometimes the best way to find a stole...more

The English Girl (Gabriel Allon)

Release Date: 18 Feb 2014

Price: $4.36

Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister's career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Isr...more

The Fallen Angel (Gabriel Allon)

Release Date: 25 Jun 2013

Price: $4.55

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 f...more

Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon)

Release Date: 21 Feb 2012

Price: $3.61

"A bona fide thrill ride." -Miami Herald "Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot." -People Portrait of a Spy is Silva's eleventh thriller to feature art restorer and master spy Gabriel Allon as he races from Grea...more

The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon)

Release Date: 05 Jul 2011

Price: $3.00

When an art restorer is murdered and a portrait by Rembrandt is stolen, Gabriel Allon is pulled into a race across the globe against a group of powerful men who will do anything to keep the truth about the painting hidden... more

The Defector (Gabriel Allon)

Release Date: 06 Jul 2010

Price: $4.93

Grigori Bulganov once saved Gabriel Allon's life in Moscow-and Allon always repays his debts. So when the former Russian intelligence officer vanishes, Allon gathers his team of operatives to go after those responsible. But, in a running battle that ra...more

Moscow Rules (Gabriel Allon Novels)

Release Date: 30 Jun 2009

Price: $3.84

Over the course of ten previous novels, Daniel Silva has established himself as one of the world's finest writers of international intrigue and espionage- "a worthy successor to such legends as Frederick Forsyth and John le Carré" (Chicago Sun-T...more

The Secret Servant (Gabriel Allon)

Release Date: 24 Jun 2008

Price: $4.93

In London, a young woman vanishes...She is the daughter of the American Ambassador - and goddaughter of the President of the United States - and the kidnappers' demands are at once horrifically clear and clearly impossible to meet. The President turns ...more

The Messenger (Gabriel Allon Novels)

Release Date: 03 Jul 2007

Price: $4.89

Gabriel Allon, art restorer and spy, is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. Allon is recovering from his grueling showdown with a Palestinian master terrorist, when terrorism comes to find him once again. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in ...more

Prince of Fire (Gabriel Allon Novels)

Release Date: 07 Feb 2006

Price: $4.38

Few recent thriller writers have elicited the kind of critical praise that Daniel Silva has received, with his "provocative and deeply satisfying" (The Miami Herald) novels featuring art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon, "a man whose depth and p...more

A Death in Vienna (Gabriel Allon, Bk 4)

Release Date: 01 Feb 2005

Price: $4.93

Art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon is sent to Vienna to discover the truth behind a bombing which killed an old friend who was a Nazi hunter. While there he encounters something that turns his whole life upside down. Each fact he uncovers only leads to...more

The Kill Artist

Release Date: 06 Apr 2004

Price: $4.38

From worldwide bestselling author Daniel Silva, praised by Newsday for "bringing new life to the international thriller," The Kill Artist is a taut and elegantly structured novel about a reluctant hero and his mission to destroy an old enemy and preser...more

The Confessor (Gabriel Allon Novels)

Release Date: 24 Feb 2004

Price: $4.38

A New York Times Bestseller A writer in Munich, an art restorer and part-time Mossad agent in Venice, and, in Vatican City, Paul VII -- known as "Pope Accidental." In the weeks to come, the journeys of all these men will come together, following a tra...more

Dating Game

Release Date: 03 Feb 2004

Price: $1.00

In her 57th bestselling novel, Danielle Steel brilliantly chronicles the roller-coaster ride of dating the second time around-and tells a captivating story of the surprises one woman encounters when she's thrust into the terrifying, exhilarating worl...more

The Marching Season

Release Date: 06 Jan 2004

Price: $3.83

"[A] Tom-Clancy-esque Thriller." -USA Todaymore

The Mark of the Assassin

Release Date: 02 Sep 2003

Price: $4.59

When a commercial airliner is blown out of the sky off the East Coast, the CIA scrambles to find the perpetrators. A body is discovered near the crash site with three bullets to the face: the calling card of a shadowy international assassin. Only agent...more

The Unlikely Spy

Release Date: 06 May 2003

Price: $4.72

In wartime," Winston Churchill wrote, "truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." For Britain's counterintelligence operations, this meant finding the unlikeliest agent imaginable-a history professor named Alfred V...more

The English Assassin

Release Date: 25 Feb 2003

Price: $4.33

The Unlikely Spy, Daniel Silva's extraordinary debut novel, was applauded by critics as it rocketed onto national bestseller lists. Now Silva has outdone himself, with a taut, lightning-paced thriller rooted assuredly in fact: Switzerland's shameful WW...more