The Rembrandt Affair

The Rembrandt Affair

Book - 2010
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It has been six months since Gabriel's showdown with Ivan Kharkov. Now, having severed his ties with the Office, Gabriel has retreated to the Cornish coast with only one thing in mind: healing his wife, Chiara, after her encounter with evil. But an unspeakable act of violence once again draws Gabriel into a world of danger when an art restorer is brutally murdered and the newly discovered Rembrandt on which he is working taken.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2010.
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ISBN: 9780399156588
0399156585
9780451233998
Call Number: SILVA
Characteristics: 484 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Spy stories.
Suspense fiction.
Art thefts -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Intelligence officers -- Fiction.
Allon, Gabriel (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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gtwidale
Nov 11, 2017

This was my first Daniel Silva book and it won't be the last. It takes a good writer to be able to tell a story, stay on track and thread and not let language get in the way (think the eminently unreadable show off Harlan Coben). This was a story that takes time to develop the characters and it has a very natural flow. A very enjoyable and entertaining read.

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VRMurphy
May 16, 2016

This was a good read. Think of Dan Brown's books, but with better writing. Some of the exposition is a little clunky, such as one character asking another for details that the first character surely would have known. A satisfying ending. Wouldn't necessarily rush out to read another in the series, but if I saw other readers posting excellent reviews I'd try another of Silva's books.

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mstolarik
Mar 20, 2016

Too much history not enough mystery. Silva is beginning to repeat himself (remember Sarah?).

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happycanuck
Jan 13, 2016

Great plot with lots of action. A little slow at first but quickly picked up. Looking forward to reading more of his work.

Terrific spy novel underpinned by some great art restoration education. Fast paced, well researched and satisfying ending.

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7626dee
Oct 08, 2013

Perhaps the best so far in the Allon series.

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HLARA
Sep 09, 2013

Daniel Silva brings back our favorite art restorer/spy, Gabriel Allon. Silva does a great job combining history and fiction in this exciting tale.

NancyWilliams Mar 25, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. It kept me
turning the pages. I did find it rather difficult to keep track of all the characters, some with complex names. All in all a great story. I'd recommend keeping a list of characters as you come across them in the story.

mrsgail5756 Sep 07, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

deVichi Feb 13, 2012

This is my 3rd Gabriel Allon book and it follows the same formula as the others. The base story continues from the Defector, something I like, and fills the gaps to the Portrait of the Spy. I still enjoy the characters and the details of each book is what draws me in. The pace of the book is fast and I like the how well put together the storyline is. Yes it is a bit fantastic, but fun all the way. Another great and recommended book.

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