Search Results: "K.E. Silva"


BOOK REVIEW

A SIMPLE DISTANCE by K.E. Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Lushly evoked island atmosphere and cadenced language as circuitous as a Pascal family fight make for an impressive first novel, despite disjointed narration and remarkably tame conflicts."
San Francisco lawyer returns to her ancestral Caribbean island to sort out a family real-estate wrangle. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER 365 DAYS by K.E. Payne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Funny, engaging and accessible. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a follow-up to 365 Days (2011), emotive British lesbian teen Clem Atkins writes a diary entry for each day of the year. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO HER by K.E. Payne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"There are too few lesbian love stories written for teens; it's a shame this one is so lackluster. (Romance. 12-18)"
In a cliché-ridden lesbian romance, two young British actresses develop an off-screen relationship. 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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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 >