The Black Widow
A charismatic ISIS leader calling himself Saladin has struck in the heart of Paris. The US is next. And only two people can stop him. One, of course, is Gabriel Allon. He’s an assassin and spy, and the next leader of the Israeli security service, Mossad. The other is a young emergency department doctor, Natalie Mizrahi, posing as a radicalised “black widow”. In this 16th Allon novel, Silva ramps up the urgency. It’s all too possible. In fact, Silva wrote the Paris attack portion of the book, linking it to Belgium’s Molenbeek district, before the November 2015 strikes. As for his hero, Allon hasn’t lost any of his appeal. Now a father, he’s driven to protect the civilised world from tyranny. If you like Jason Bourne and Jack Reacher, get to know Gabriel Allon.