The Mark of the Assassin

The Michael Osbourne Novels

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CIA Agent Michael Osbourne stars in this suspenseful series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel Allon novels.

When a commercial airliner is blown out of the sky off the east coast, the CIA scrambles to find the perpetrators. A body is discovered near the crash site with three bullets to the face: the calling card of a shadowy international assassin. Only agent Michael Osbourne has seen the markings before—on a woman he once loved.

Now, it’s personal for Osbourne. Consumed by his dark obsession with the assassin, he’s willing to risk his family, his career, and his life—to settle a score…

A PEOPLE PAGE-TURNER OF THE WEEK


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#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.

#1 New York Times Bestselling
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
#1 USA Today Bestselling Author

 Extraordinary Acclaim for The Other Woman and the Gabriel Allon Series

“Another jewel in the bedazzling crown of a spy-fiction master. . . . There is an even more elaborately detailed backstory than usual, and it is every bit as compelling as the tension-drenched drama slowly unspooling in the present and leading to a socko finale.”—Booklist (starred review)



“Excellent. . . . Readers will be enthralled by both the history and the up-to-the-minute plot that Silva spins with such finesse.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)


“Perhaps his most enthralling novel to date. Twists, turns, and nonstop action fill every page. . . . An instant classic from Daniel Silva, whose latest masterpiece puts him firmly alongside le Carré and Forsyth as one of the greatest spy novelists of all time.”—The Real Book Spy


”The Other Woman is one of summer’s biggest titles.... It’s not hard to see why: This story of love and betrayal… is hard to put down.”—Entertainment Weekly

”Silva has a knack for topically relevant novels, and The Other Woman is no exception.”—New York Post’s 25 Best Thrillers of the Summer

“With Silva’s novels you find yourself being educated as well as being entertained. . . . Silva is that rarity of rarities, a writer whose stories just keep getting better.”—Huffington Post

“One of our greatest living spy novelists.”—Dallas Morning News

“Readers will eagerly await the next installment in this deeply fulfilling series.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

#1 New York Times Bestseller

#1 USA Today  Bestseller

#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

From Daniel Silva, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author, comes a modern masterpiece of espionage, love, and betrayal

She was his best-kept secret …

In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason’s name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin’s most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West—a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power.

Only one man can unravel the conspiracy: Gabriel Allon, the legendary art restorer and assassin who serves as the chief of Israel’s vaunted secret intelligence service. Gabriel has battled the dark forces of the new Russia before, at great personal cost. Now he and the Russians will engage in a final epic showdown, with the fate of the postwar global order hanging in the balance.

Gabriel is lured into the hunt for the traitor after his most important asset inside Russian intelligence is brutally assassinated while trying to defect in Vienna. His quest for the truth will lead him backward in time, to the twentieth century’s greatest act of treason, and, finally, to a spellbinding climax along the banks of the Potomac River outside Washington that will leave readers breathless.

Fast as a bullet, hauntingly beautiful, and filled with stunning double-crosses and twists of plot, The Other Woman is a tour de force that proves once again that “of all those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best” (Kansas City Star).

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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Sep 2, 2003
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Pages
528
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ISBN
9781440627880
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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