I like this quote. I've always liked Anna Quindlen's writing. Alas, I believe there is one grandchild who likes to read...Obviously I've failed!
Quick book review - The Cellist by Daniel Silva is almost scary in how straight from headlines is this novel. Apparently he re-wrote the ending in six weeks due to fast changes in the world situation.
We have Viktor Orlov, a Russian exile, who is killed, in his London mansion, by documents contaminated by deadly nerve gas. An investigative reporter had delivered the papers and now she's gone.
Who do you call? The intrepid Israeli super spy extraordinaire - Gabriel Allon, Silva's hero in his thriller series.
London, Amsterdam, Geneva. Gabriel's group of spies must work fast to stop Russia's rich from dividing America into further chaos.
cover blurb - Elegant and sophisticated, provocative and daring, The Cellist explores one of the preeminent threats facing the West today - the corrupting influence of dirty money wielded by a revanchist and reckless Russia.
Whew! This book is a page turner and Gabriel Allon is SO cool. Silva is on top of his game.