He’s a master storyteller and in his new book, “The Black Widow,” Daniel Silva takes on ISIS. The book is a thriller of shocking prescience –especially in this politically-charged election year.
Here’s a quick summary:
ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris… legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again. They call him Saladin …He is a terrorist mastermind whose ambition is as grandiose as his nom de guerre, a man so elusive that even his nationality is not known. Shielded by sophisticated encryption software, his network communicates in total secrecy, leaving the West blind to his planning—and leaving Gabriel no choice but to insert an agent into the most dangerous terrorist group the world has ever known. Natalie Mizrahi is an extraordinary young doctor who, at Gabriel’s behest, will pose as an ISIS recruit in waiting, a ticking time bomb, a black widow out for blood.
DANIEL SILVA has been called his generation’s finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever, and his brilliant hero, Gabriel Allon–art restorer, assassin, spy– has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar. A former journalist and television producer, Silvahas been interviewed on hundreds of radio and television programs on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, NPR, CNN and MSNBC to discuss his books as well as issues in the news.He is the award-winning, number #1 New York Times bestselling author ofThe Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season,The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna,Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules,The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel,The English Girl, and The Heist… Before becoming a fiction writer Silva was the chief Middle East correspondent for UPI in Egypt and the Executive Producer of CNN’s Crossfire. Silva lives in Florida with his wife and their two children.
Daniel will be in INDIANAPOLIS on MONDAY, JULY 18 at 7 PM at 6701 Hoover Rd Indianapolis, IN 46260.