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The Heist: A Novel (Gabriel Allon, Band 14) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 15. Juli 2014

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“Magnificent….This book has all the elements you love about Silva’s writing—his way with a plot, his incomparable characters, and the range of emotions he piles into his pages.” (Huffington Post)

The Heist by Silva is nothing short of phenomenal. It is his best work to date. And that is a huge statement since each novel has been unique and marvelous.” (Naples Daily News)

“Ingenious.” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

“The story is a twisting tale of moves and countermoves, and even if this is your introduction to Gabriel Allon, you’ll find the characters in the book come to life.” (Oklahoma City Oklahoman)

“Silva has weaved together a story with intrigue, insight, and suspense.” (Crimespree Magazine)

“A fun read….In erudition, action and temperament, Silva has made Allon the modern-day covert warrior extraordinaire.” (Kirkus)

“Smart, unpredictable, and packed with bits of history, art, heart, and imagination, this is a page turner to be savored….When it comes to the vast club of practitioners of international spycraft, Silva is a cut above them all, and The English Girl is a masterwork.” (Neal Thompson, Amazon.com on The English Girl)

“Although Gabriel’s adventures are set in the real world of greedy politicians and grabs for control of a diminishing supply of natural resources, ‘Israel’s avenging angel’ has the superhuman abilities that make for a satisfying fantasy.” (Columbus Dispatch on The English Girl)

“Allon is a great political operative, but Silva is an even greater writer. That is what makes THE ENGLISH GIRL a must read.” (Huffington Post on The English Girl)

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A fallen spy
A missing masterpiece
A daring mission
The Heist

Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is in Venice repairing an altarpiece by Veronese when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a chilling murder scene in Lake Como, and is being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must track down the real killers and then perform one simple task: find the most famous missing painting in the world.

Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one. . . .

The dead man is a fallen British spy with a secret: he has been trafficking in stolen artworks and selling them to a mysterious collector. Among those paintings is the world's most iconic missing masterpiece: Caravaggio's glorious Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence.

Gabriel embarks on a daring gambit to recover the Caravaggio and learn the identity of the collector. His search will take him on an exhilarating hunt—from the shimmering boulevards of Paris and London to the gritty criminal underworlds of Marseilles and Corsica, and finally to a small private bank in Austria where a dangerous man stands guard over the ill-gotten wealth of a brutal dictator. At his side is a brave young woman who survived one of the worst massacres of the twentieth century. Now, with Gabriel's help, she will be given a chance to strike a blow against a dynasty that destroyed her family.

Elegant, sophisticated, and entertaining, The Heist is a must-read thriller—a page-turning tale of intrigue that demonstrates once again why Daniel Silva is called a "world-class practitioner of spy fiction" (Washington Post).

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I've read the entire Gabriel Allon series and pretty much the same could be said for all of the books. This volume is no exemption. The literary equivalent of a chocolate bar or a bag of chips, it makes for a good beach read or helps pass time on a long-distance flight.The story and characters are compelling enough to provide good "junk-food" reading and are always close to current events. Mr. Silva does not bother the reader with moral dilemmas or complex characters. Throughout the series, the world stays neatly black and white, always cast along the lines of the same stereotypes, while the characters remain curiously two-dimensional, gaining little depth throughout.
This title follows the same pattern as the rest. Gabriel stumbles onto a great mystery, solves it to discovery an even greater evil, hatches a crazy plan to fix it, and against all odds comes tantalizingly close to achieving his goal when something goes horribly wrong. Maddeningly, along with the pattern of the story, Silva also "recycles" large portions of his prose from the previous volumes, which sometimes leaves me wondering it I've accidentially purchased the same book twice. But no.
This time, the story is set to the background of the civil war in Syria. As usual, Silva skillfully interweaves fact with fiction and creates quest for his hero that is very believable.
We meet a few old aquaintances from previous novels and a new girl, who remains too bloodless to be called a leading lady. The hero Gabriel is slowly turning into a weeping willow, which didn't seem too plausible to me, but I suppose after what he has lived through, he is allowed to mellow with age. Frankly, I found him a lot less compelling than in Silva's previous efforts. Everyone else is (too) much the same.
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Daniel Silva hat die Freude am Schreiben verloren. Lustlos plätschert die Geschichte dahin, der rote Faden ist nur mit Mühe erkennbar. Die eingestreuten Episoden sind klischeehaft wie von einem Anfänger geschrieben. Wer nur noch fürs Geld schreibt, sollte besser aufhören.
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ich liebe die Bücher von Daniel Silva. Sie sind spannend erzählt, haben einen nachvollziehbaren plot und unterhalten von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite.
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