Search Results: "Diego De Silva"


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I HADN'T UNDERSTOOD by Diego De Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2012

"Comic exuberance on a grand scale."
Despite the less-than-scintillating title, De Silva has crafted a sharp-edged comedic novel of a semi-hapless Italian lawyer, Vincenzo Malinconico. Read full book review >

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SQUARE WAVE by Mark de Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A novel of ideas that would've benefited from more emphasis on the novel and less on the ideas."
An intellectual who earns his living as a "watchman" in a rapidly deteriorating America investigates a brutal assault while also researching his ancestors' imperial exploits in 17th-century Sri Lanka. Read full book review >

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Beguiling Dreams by Diego Hojraj
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2015

"A thoughtful, realistic look at two very different times and places and the mind of a young man balanced between them."
An Argentinian-American's traumatic childhood intrudes on his adulthood in Hojraj's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE MARCHING SEASON by Daniel Silva
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 1999

"What survives is a sure hand with the larger picture, some movie-tense action sequences, a hero worth rooting for—and a few lucky members of the supporting cast. (Book-of-the-Month selection; author tour)"
The Troubles claim still another victim, as Silva's attempt to pull off the hat trick falls short of the success of his two earlier spy thrillers. Read full book review >

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THE KILL ARTIST by Daniel Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 21, 2000

"Silva, who's covered Middle East politics as a journalist and CNN producer, promises intriguing backstory and more twists and turns than you can shake an olive branch at."
Silva churns out his fourth thrill-a-minute sure-fire bestseller in as many years (The Marching Season, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE UNLIKELY SPY by Daniel Silva
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A fine, twisty tale of military intelligence, notable for graceful prose, credibly motivated characters, and evocative detail. (First printing of 150,000; Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Television producer Silva delivers a fine, old-fashioned WW II debut thriller that pits an English don against Admiral Wilhelm Canaris's Abwehr—in a deadly contest of wits on the eve of the Allied invasion of occupied Europe. Read full book review >

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Released: July 17, 2012

"It's a grand entertainment to watch Silva putting Gabriel Allon's skills to work, whether shedding blood or daubing varnish. A top-notch thriller."
Fast-paced action thriller from old hand Silva (Portrait of a Spy, 2001, etc.), whose hero Gabriel Allon returns in fine form. Read full book review >

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THE ENGLISH GIRL by Daniel Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2013

"Literate, top-notch action laced with geopolitical commentary."
Silva (The Fallen Angel, 2012, etc.) drops Israeli superspy Gabriel Allon into a fractious encounter with the KGB's ugly remnants. Read full book review >

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THE MARK OF THE ASSASSIN by Daniel Silva
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

Silva, whose debut, The Unlikely Spy (1997), put the WWII thriller back on the map, brings the genre up to date with a vengeance in an exhilarating story that roots razzle-dazzle espionage heroics in contemporary political headlines. Read full book review >

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THE ENGLISH SPY by Daniel Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"This page-turner deepens Allon's legend and illuminates more of his shadowy world, all while cementing Silva's place among the top tier of spy thriller writers."
Gabriel Allon may be a talented, world-renowned restorer of classic paintings, but he's willing to kneecap a Russian spy if necessary. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK WIDOW  by Daniel Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A dark thriller for difficult times."
A fitting (supposedly) final mission for one of fiction's greatest spies. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK AND WHITE FACTORY by Eric  Telchin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"It's conceptually clever enough, but metatexts and reader participation are plentiful these days, and the art can't compare with Hervé Tullet's Mix It Up (2014) or Deborah Freedman's Blue Chicken (2011). (Picture book. 4-7)"
A factory producing black-and-white items faces adjustment. Read full book review >