Tightly written thrillers like The Marching Season have made best-selling novelist Daniel Silva a favorite of readers everywhere. In The Kill Artist, he paints an absorbing portrait of a reluctant hero's attempt to thwart an old enemy to preserve a precarious peace. After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family's death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political. Filled with vivid action and a fascinating cast of supporting characters, The Kill Artist delivers pulse-pounding suspense, carried to a startling climax by the tension-packed narration of George Guidall.
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by Daniel Silva
"In light of the events of last year, books about terrorists might seem passŽ, yet somehow Daniel Silva's THE KILL ARTIST avoids that fate. Instead, this marvelous story about a covert Israeli attempt by retired spy Gabriel Allon to assassinate Tariq al-Hourania, a Palestinian terrorist who killed Allon's wife and children, seems to jump from today's front pages. George Guidall's reading adds subtlety and personality to the novel. The emotional portrait he creates of Allon, who leaves his work as an art restorer to find the terrorist, brings out the best of Silva's tautly written novel. As always, Guidall's preparation is obvious, ensuring that he never mispronounces a name or word, no matter what the language. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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