The Collector

By Daniel Silva,

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva is back with an electrifying new thriller.

Legendary art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon joins forces with a brilliant and beautiful master-thief to track down the world's most valuable missing painting but soon finds himself in a desperate race to prevent an…

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2 authors picked The Collector as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Silva’s protagonist Gabriel Allon is an art restorer and master spy.

His adventures are thrilling and keep you turning pages late to see what’s next. I try to go slowly to savor the experience of each new book, but I find myself furiously reading and loving every minute of the thrill ride. Start with number 1 and you’ll have a wonderful time getting to this one, number 23 in the Allon series.

The main character, Gabriel Allon, is an art restorer but also a retired master spy for Israel. Italian police pull him out of retirement to track down one of the world’s most valuable missing paintings. 

Soon Allon finds himself in a more serious race to prevent an unthinkable nuclear conflict between Russia and the West--already brewing in Ukraine.

Silva’s writing contains nothing wasted. The details and dialogue are crisp. His characters, from Allon to a beautiful female master thief and Russian big shots all ring true. His settings transport readers to unusual places. All of this is wrapped in page-turning…

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