Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva

The fallen angel -
not a Caravaggio,
maybe Gabriel.

Central to the entire series of Daniel Silva's books starring Gabriel Allon is the question of how Israel's top intelligence agent can also be the world's premier restorer of ancient Christian paintings. Silva pulls it off quite nicely, ensuring that despite his flaws Allon can do both jobs. Allon's seething rage against his enemies contrasts nicely with his cool head and light touch when it comes to his art.

In The Fallen Angel, Allon looks into a black market in ancient artifacts only to find something much more explosive. And unlike a lot of these thriller novels, this one had me doing a little side reading on the history of The Temple Mount.

I received no compensation of any kind for this review.

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