The Other Woman

The Other Woman

A Novel

eBook - 2018
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From Daniel Silva, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayalShe was his best-kept secret ... In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason's name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin's most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West—a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power.Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel's vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance. Gabriel is lured into the hunt for the traitor after his most important asset inside Russian intelligence is brutally assassinated while trying to defect in Vienna. His quest for the truth will lead him backward in time, to the twentieth century's greatest act of treason, and, finally, to a spellbinding climax along the banks of the Potomac River outside Washington that will leave readers breathless.Fast as a bullet, hauntingly beautiful, and filled with stunning double-crosses and twists of plot, The Other Woman is a tour de force that proves once again that "of all those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best" (Kansas City Star).
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9780062834881
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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pjllkl
May 05, 2020

Written by an idiot that believes President Trump colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election. States in the book that British and US intelligence agencies knew it was true. What a jerk.

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Bookworm1136
Mar 08, 2020

4-4 1/2 star read. I love Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon series and this one was the 18th and was as compelling and interesting a read as any of the other ones. One of Gabriel's assets is murdered and Gabriel is blamed for it. He starts looking into all aspects of the asset's life. A woman is writing a novel about her life, the spy she loved and the child she had with him. The child who was taken from her and sent to Moscow to be trained to infiltrate the highest level of the espionage world. Gabriel is tasked with finding her and learning who the mole is. This was well plotted, well written and such a good page turner. Another winner from Silva.

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jvpastoor
Jan 07, 2020

Read this before the New Girl

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gloryb
Nov 16, 2019

Double agents and threats of double agents abound in this novel as the two spy chiefs from M16 and King David Blvd figure out how to flush them out. Besides the thrilling plot, I like reading about the many different places that Silva puts his characters - quite a few in each novel, actually. Silva has a unique idea in this novel. Could Kim Philby's children have become spies like himself? Silva throws in current events and his take on them to make the plot seem it could happen. A long story that kept my interest to the end.

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deborahmyers1
Aug 04, 2019

Again, good Silva.

There is something dragging down the story line now that Gabriel is head of Israeli security. The shadow of Kim Philby on the world of spies in the 21st century was a brilliant story line. I do like that Gabriel can hob knob with the heads of security in other countries, he has more power in the spy-world scene. His wife has become a caricature in the background. I agree with some comments that maybe it is time to develop a mentee for Gabriel. A symphony conductor or an opera singer?

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cambridgedon
Feb 13, 2019

This has all the hallmarks of an old-style noir thriller - an almost unbelievable premise leads to an entertaining yarn. Silva has it stately-paced with his well known characters and this novel is free from the usual sermonizing from the former good ole Catholic boy. Well worth reading.

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Dub
Jan 12, 2019

Unputdownable...highly recommended.

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7626dee
Jan 10, 2019

I liked the plot line but the story developed very slowly for a "thriller". The head of Mossad does not run around by himself shooting people, sorry that part does not fly, time for Silva to develop a new character. Give me a call when one appears, he seems to have already put a suitable antagonist in Russia, Philby redux, don't you just love the total ineptness of MI anything, even Bond can't save them and they manage to make the suits at the CIA look somewhat competent.

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pitkerro
Dec 16, 2018

Great read.

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