The English Girl – Coming Summer 2013

It is our pleasure to announce that the title for Daniel’s next Gabriel Allon novel is The English Girl.

The English Girl is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. More retailers will be adding it soon. We will be sharing much more in the coming months, but for now, enjoy this exclusive photo of the manuscript on my office floor and a little teaser:

When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. And Gabriel Allon, master art restorer, spy, and assassin, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems…and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth…

“They came for her in late August, on the island of Corsica. The precise time would never be determined—some point between sunset and noon the following day was the best any of her housemates could do. Sunset was when they saw her for the last time, streaking down the drive of the villa on a red motor scooter, a gauzy cotton skirt fluttering about her suntanned thighs. Noon was when they realized her bed was empty except for a trashy half-read paperback novel that smelled of coconut oil and faintly of rum. Another twenty-four hours would elapse before they got around to calling the gendarmes. It had been that kind of summer, and Madeline was that kind of girl…”

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