A Death in Vienna


[A] world-class practitioner of spy fiction…Silva is a skillful novelist who does justice to the often heartbreaking material without exploiting it.”
The Washington Post Book World

Silva’s mastered the art of weaving provocative narrative, espionage and foreign intrigue. Silva’s gift is to pressure the reader to read on; to absorb unspeakable truths and to glimpse a James Bond-less espionage lifestyle. Life is shaken constantly, never stirred.”
Chicago Sun-Times

A masterful and compelling tale of evil, treachery and revenge, again showing why he’s at the top of the list of thriller writers. A Death in Vienna goes to the top of the list of the year’s best.”
Rocky Mountain News

Complex, compelling international espionage in the John le Carré vein.”
The News-Press (Fort Myers, FL)

Cool brilliance.”
Chicago Tribune

Provocative and deeply satisfying…stars one of the most intriguing protagonists in the genre… A Death in Viennaisn’t just a masterfully constructed tale of memory and revenge. It demonstrates that thrillers can be more than entertainment.”
The Miami Herald

A thriller that’s not content to be just a thriller, as it delves into issues involving the Holocaust and its perpetrators and survivors.”
The Kansas City Star

Unfailingly entertaining…gripping [and] significant.”
The Raleigh News & Observer

A Death in Vienna completes Silva’s increasingly powerful trilogy about the unfinished business of the Holocaust…The ending is haunting.”
The Orlando Sentinel

Silva’s writing is perfect: just enough description to be precise and an undercurrent of tension that drives the action. As always, Allon’s cause is justice, regardless of the means, and we can’t help but rally behind him.”
Chattanooga News-Free Press

Silva’s intricate plot takes Allon across much of the globe, from Argentina to Poland, from Vienna to the Vatican…Silva writes with care and skill. He has a knack for local color, and Allon, his main character, is refreshingly human-world-weary, given to self-doubt and seemingly always wrestling with an inner demon of some sort.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

An exciting and complex novel.”
Library Journal

[A] superbly crafted narrative of espionage and foreign intrigue. Action and suspense abound, but this is serious fiction with a serious purpose. Silva keeps the pressure on the reader as well as his characters as there are important lessons to be learned and vital history to be remembered.”
Publishers Weekly

Silva writes le Carré-style spy novels in which the action, despite careening across cities and continents, retains knife-edge-sharp suspense…This finely wrought thriller reads like an exquisitely suspenseful chess game.”


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