Book Review of English NovelsReview of English novels
is a book review by Judith Reveal: That English girl: One Novel (Gabriel Allon)
Daniel Silva puts his character Gabriel Allon back in the spotlight as one of the best figures in The English Girl series. The tale begins when a young lady is abducted and her abductors ask for a redemption for her comeback. Iancaster approves the ten million euro claim for Madeleine's comeback, but the hijackers request that Gabriel Allon make the shipment.
Which seems to be a straightforward assumption, will take a turn for the worse once Gabriel is persuaded to find the one. Maybe the call for Allon's attendance is a strange plea, because Allon is an Israel spook who has nothing to do with English policy..... well, almost nothing.
Allon' s quest begins with the development of his numerous connections; men and woman who live at all social echelons. Soon he joins forces with Christopher Keller, an agent once employed to murder Gabriel, but Gabriel realizes Christopher's inborn abilities and the two men make an extraordinary one.
Throughout England, France, Corsica, Russia and other places, these two men are following in the footsteps of a series of death. Madeleine is soon found as more leaders emerge and Allon and Keller fill the loop. Unfortunately, her captors decide not to let her go, and the English woman is killed and abandoned in the boot of a vehicle, her remnants burnt beyond knowledge.
Kill the cops, but the whole thing doesn't end with the redemption. While Allon doesn't get into the corporal battles, he knows the value of a crew that can do anything to reach its objectives. Alon assembles his renowned crew to follow the way of the redemption - and here Daniel Silva packs us for the rally.
In the same way that the readers follow the course of the tale, they take a turn in another way. There is nothing that is a rectilinear line in this history, and that makes it difficult to put down the book. There is nothing as it seems; not the history; not the character; not the places.
While we breathe in the responses to the many issues in history, we find what an illusive conceptualization is. Daniël Silva is an outstanding narrator. Mr. Silva's handwriting is anything but lukewarm, and his use of the five meanings of describing humans and places gives the narrative a three-dimensional meaning.
As Gabriel Allon, Mr Silva has established a personality in which we can believe. It gives Gabriel strength - clever, sly, intense - but it also lets us see the self-observation that determines Gabriel's own private existence and makes him a man, not just a man on a sheet of pen. It' s difficult to find mistakes in a tale that can't be written down, but if there was something to challenge in The English Girl, it would be that Gabriel Allon himself almost never seems to be in jeopardy.
Saying that the end of The English Girl is distorted like a pretzel would be an overstatement. This book will not be disappointing for Daniel Silva's friends. It' a quick reading and one can only hopefully Christopher Keller will become a constant in forthcoming story.