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GABRIEL ALLON R.I.P. ASAP Please,
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This review is from: Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon 11) (Paperback)
Having read all Silva's previous books (don't know why must be hoping he could still write a good story) I have to say it is now time to retire the Gabriel Allon character and preferably kill him off.
As usual this book starts off very well but soon becomes more ludicrous and even boring by the chapter. How many more times is Allon going to assemble his same boring trusted team from the Mossad all of whom are immortal.
Recruiting the daughter of one of the most evil terrorists to track down some other terrorists by following the money is fairly stupid and implausible but made worse by in this instance an over complicated plot, weird researched locations and ludicrous middle eastern bad guys.
I cannot imagine many intelligent people reading any further books involving Gabriel Allon who is on first terms with the UK Prime Minister, the US President and the Pope.
It's nothing short of laughable, at least this book doesn't involve his buddies in the Vatican but I wouldn't be surprised if another Vatican based story came along soon.
Daniel Silva has the skills to write excellent books as illustrated by the first 6 or 7 books he wrote (including 2 non Allon stories) so why does he waste his talent with these generic, ridiculous and repetitive Allon stories ?
Answer it's easy work and easy money.