THE FALLEN ANGEL
IT’S that time of year when I’ve read all the fl uffy summer stories and caught up to date with the latest crime blockbusters. So where do you turn next? One way is historical fi ction which, unless you’ve got a good storyteller behind the scene, can be hit and miss; or you can try for some good down- toearth espionage “save the day” thrillers. This time I went with the thriller. And apparently catapulted myself right in the middle of another series – but don’t let that put you off.
Like Lee Child, Daniel Silva writes each book as a stand- alone novel, and if he references something in books past, he also explains it.
The Fallen Angel is the tale of Gabriel Allon, an ex- Israeli secret service agent now masterpiece restorer in the back rooms of the Vatican when a murder takes place.
Considering the implications and ramifi cations for the church and having such talent in their storerooms, Gabriel Allon is asked to investigate.
As he does he discovers a worldwide terrorist ring funded by the misappropriation of antiquities, about to embark on a task of apocalyptic proportions. How is he going to save the day? Well, you’ll just have to read The Fallen Angel to fi nd out. It’s fast- paced, political, religious, slightly pontificating but enjoyable all the same.
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