Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva is the 22nd book in the Gabriel Allon series, where the retired Israeli spy is investigating an art forgery ring
The stars of this book are the characters, which I feel I can say for the whole series. They are interesting, as well as intelligent
Members of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service sent to rescue a group of archaeologists from Iraq they come face to face with several surprises
I enjoyed this book very much, short but tells a great alternative history of what happened to Eva Braun. It could easily be a book just about that subject
Israeli art restorers/ spy Gabriel Allon is called one more time into service to investigate the mysterious murder of his friend Benjamin Stern
The plot of A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva is full of twists and turns, a wonderful cast of characters, worldly events and double crossing figures
Even though The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry is a fictional book, there are many fascinating tidbits of information mixed into the fictional narrative
A Fierce Radiance makes penicillin interesting. Spies, sex, big money, scrupulous industrialists, incorruptible scientist as well as corruptible ones.
The detail Nesbø brings to his characters & to Oslo is riveting and compelling. Nesbø takes the reader into nooks of the city where tourists rarely venture
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.