The English Assassin


Switzerland’s shameful behavior in WWII provides the backdrop for this superbly crafted thriller that puts Silva at the forefront of his generation of foreign intrigue specialists…. Silva’s sophisticated treatment polished prose, an edgy mood, convincing research gives his plot a crisp, almost urgent quality.”
Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review)

Silva, who writes with the atmospheric grace and whiplash tension of le Carre, brings something special to the spy thriller: a multifaceted, believable hero whose sideline, spying, is only as intriguing as his regular job, restoring Old Masters…. Silva makes a stunning contribution to the spy thriller.”
Booklist (Starred Review)

An exceptionally readable, sophisticated thriller…. Silva ranks, with Alan Furst, among the best of the younger American spy novelists.”
The Washington Post

Enthralling…. A thriller that entertains as well as enlightens.”
The Orlando Sentinel

Silva excitingly delivers his story’s twists and turns…. Moves at a brisk clip, with clean, lucid exposition and characters who are thoughtfully drawn.”
The New York Times


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