The New Girl by Daniel Silva is another in his long line of Gabriel Allon international thrillers. Gabriel never disappoints – Israeli spy extraordinaire, devoted family man, skilled art restorer, and famous for his emerald green eyes.
This time he’s called by Khalid bin Mohammed, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia – a man celebrated for some reforms and reviled for his role in the murder of a journalist. Now his only daughter is missing from an exclusive Swiss boarding school. While Gabriel has fought terrorists, jihadists, and regards Khalid as a flawed leader, he respects Khalid’s love for his daughter. The stakes are high and this is far more than a kidnapping. Gabriel will fight any in the secret war for control of the Middle East.
From the back blurb – Both men have made their share of enemies. And both have everything to lose.
Daniel Silva knows how to write a page turner – a book with strong characters, ripped from the headlines plot lines, and a solid knowledge of the Middle East and politics. Silva has done research and analysis of issues. At times his books are almost too ahead of the news cycle – it’s rather scary. But, as a reader, we count on Gabriel Allon and his wily crew of Israeli spies to save the day. The New Girl is a work of fiction and an entertaining read.