The Secret Servant


Allon is Israel’s Jack Bauer. In true Bauer fashion, shootouts, kidnappings and international terror plots follow him wherever he goes.”
—USA Today

The action moves quickly, the subject matter feels impressively current, and Silva’s multidimensional characters instantly seem like old friends.”
—The Washington Post

…newsy sensibility and frightening possibilities: It reads like a prediction of continuing terrorism in Europe”
—The Wall Street Journal

In [Gabriel] Allon and his cadre of fellow Israeli agents, Silva has created an authentic band of brothers.…there is a kind of melodrama in the way the novel unfolds, moving from London and various European locations, to Tel Aviv and back again, with time ticking away in each chapter in the manner of Frederick Forsyth’s classic, “Day of the Jackal.”…Silva’s growing mastery of psychology and narrative suspense and the integration of serious research into the forward motion of the story is…quite evident.”
—Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered/NPR, also ran in the Dallas Morning News

Daniel Silva’s The Secret Servant is a textured espionage novel in the tradition of John le Carré…”
—GQ Online,

A former foreign correspondent who has reported from Cairo and the Persian Gulf, Silva knows the deadly terrain and has thought deeply about the issues and choices confronting Israel and the West. His fictional treatment of those issues has always been sobering and timely. His latest is that and more: the summer’s best thriller and perhaps most important novel.”

Bestseller Silva’s superlative seventh novel to feature Gabriel Allon…puts Silva squarely atop the spy thriller heap.”
—Publishers Weekly

[The Secret Servant] is extremely exciting, suspenseful, and complex…the exploits of Allon and his team make for great entertainment and a thought-provoking cautionary tale. Highly recommended.”
—Library Journal

Daniel Silva has done it again!…[The Secret Servant] is filled with suspense, measuring up fully to the high standard set by Silva in his previous novels. Anyone interested in spy thrillers, current events, and international intrigue will thoroughly enjoy Silva’s latest effort. It is a spirited tale that greatly enhances Silva’s well-deserved reputation and makes us look forward eagerly to the next Gabriel Allon adventure.”
Jewish Journal

Daniel Silva gets better with each new exploit of Gabriel Allon. Highly recommended…”
Association of Jewish Libraries

[The Secret Servant has] all the elements for a great summer read – a cool Israeli agent, beautiful women, evil enemies, Middle East intrigue and terrorism, all wrapped up in a fast-paced story.”
Chicago Jewish Star Magazine

brings new life to the international thriller”

a rare combination of fine characters, compelling writing and suspenseful plotting”
Detroit Free Press

Silva is an adept craftsman and chronicler … Very fast-paced … compulsive reading.”


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