Book Review: The Marching Season by Daniel Silva

January 23, 2011


“The Marching Season” by Daniel Silva (Website | Facebook | Twitter) is a fictional sequel to “The Mark of the Assassin (Book Review | Buy)”. The phrase “Marching Season” comes from the parades held in Northern Ireland every year.
  • 512 pages
  • Publisher ‏ : Berkley
  • Language ‏ : English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 045120932X


“The Marching Season” by Daniel Silva has most of the same characters as its prequel, but the book is not as enjoyable. The pace is fast but the story is predictable, about half way through (if not sooner) I already figured out the ending which, this time, had no twists.

The plot actually has two main parts, the Irish terrorists who call themselves “The Ulster Freedom Brigade”; the second is about Osbourne and the two parts are closely related. The characters in the book are reasonably well drawn and the plot is well put together.

This is an OK thriller, I liked Silva’s other books better. However, I’m sure that this book read much better when it was written, at the time the Good Friday Accords were being deliberated.


The hero, ex-CIA agent Michael Osbourne is recouping from his physical injuries and gets bored out of his mind playing Mr. Mom. When Osbourne’s father in law has taken a position as the USA’s ambassador to the Court of St. James, Osbourne willingly comes back to the CIA in order to investigate a new Irish terrorist group as well as protect his relative. Osbourne manages to foil the plot, but the group takes out a contract on his life.

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Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer: I borrowed this book from the local library.
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