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The Unlikely Spy

The Unlikely Spy [Kindle Edition]

Daniel Silva
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In wartime," Winston Churchill wrote, "truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." For Britain's counterintelligence operations, this meant finding the unlikeliest agent imaginable-a history professor named Alfred Vicary, handpicked by Churchill himself to expose a highly dangerous, but unknown, traitor. The Nazis, however, have also chosen an unlikely agent: Catherine Blake, a beautiful widow of a war hero, a hospital volunteer-and a Nazi spy under direct orders from Hitler to uncover the Allied plans for D-Day...

About the Author

Daniel Silva is ex-CNN TV executive, whose first book The Unlikely Spy was sold in 14 countries. He is married with twins.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 912 KB
  • Print Length: 548 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0451209303
  • Publisher: Signet (6 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001MV0GGY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Daniel Silva is the bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Price of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant and Moscow Rules. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, NBC News Today correspondent Jamie Gangel, and their two children, Lily and Nicholas.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Read! 28 July 2005
This, the first of Daniel Silva's novels, and certainly one of his best, is an outstanding read. I couldn't put it down. The plot is set during the latter part of WWII. Catherine Blake, a German spy living in London is trying to uncover the secrets of the allied invasion. She is getting dangerously close. And trying to thwart her at every corner is a counter-spy operation, spear-headed by Alfred Vicary. Various sub-plots are woven in along the way, not the least of which is the inter-office manipulating by devious members of the allied high command. The plot is both solid and full of surprises, and the climax very satisfying. The characters are wonderfully developed. At times I was reminded of Follet's "The Eye of the Needle", which is high praise in itself. Daniel Silva really dealt with the WWII setting wonderfully. It would be great to have another WWII spy story from him. I can wholeheartedly recommend this novel, and it is a great introduction to Daniel Silva's works, which must rate as some of the best espionage/suspense works today.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ! 13 Jun 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have read this book three times and will probably read it a fourth time. Why? Because it is simply one of the best war / spy thrillers I have ever read. The story is fast moving, well-constructed, the characters are believable and because the story is based on real-life events (the war, D-Day, etc), you actually start to think that everything in the book really happened. Silva is a natural writer and nothing he writes annoys me which says a lot since I am the fussiest reader on the planet!! I highly recommend this book - I guarantee you won't regret it. Cancel your job, all appointments, forget about food, baths, sleep, feeding the dog....once you start reading this book, I guarantee you won't be able to put it down until the last page is over. I am now reading Silva's other books and loving every one!
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Excellent, WW2 Britain-based thriller. Silva has a good, flowing style, with a plot that keeps you interested, though the older guy's navel-gazing in London at the start does tend to grate after a while. Exciting at the end though.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great spy novel! 25 Aug 2000
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One of the best spy thrillers I've read recently. Intelligent, great character development, and hard to put down. And you get some WWII history along with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great novel 22 Jun 2014
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I am a fan of Daniel Silva and so was pleased to find out about this first novel. Set in WW2, a great spy story - well written and exciting, with tremendous period detail. Would recommend to anyone who likes John le Carre stories, if you don't already know Daniel Silva.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening! 18 Feb 2014
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Having read five later books by Daniel Silva, it was great to be able to go back to the begining and read about how it all started. Great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book you cannot put down! 12 Nov 2013
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Although one of Daniel Silva's earlier books and has a different storyline, the book is simply one of the best you could wish to read.
Twists and turns, the detail of locations, the whole scenario - it was great.
I bought it in tome for my October holiday in France. I started it on the Saturday evening - and barley spoke to any of the family until the Wednesday!

I thoroughly suggest that this book be bought!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 26 Mar 2013
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Daniel Silva always delivers on historical content. This book kept me interested throughout. A good purchase, and would recommend to others.
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