The Black Widow - Daniel Silva

The Black Widow

By Daniel Silva

  • Release Date: 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,964 Ratings


#1 NYT Bestseller

#1 USA Bestseller

#1 WSJ Bestseller

An Amazon Editors' Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year

An iBooks Book of the Month

“Fascinating, suspenseful, and bated-breath exciting…. Silva proves once again that he can rework familiar genre material and bring it to new life.”
   — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Silva builds suspense like a symphony conductor.... A winner on all fronts.”
   — Booklist, starred review

Bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another spellbinding international thriller—one that finds the legendary Gabriel Allon grappling with an ISIS mastermind.

Gabriel Allon, the art restorer, spy, and assassin described as the most compelling fictional creation "since Ian Fleming put down his martini and invented James Bond" (Rocky Mountain News), is poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, events conspire to lure him into the field for one final operation. ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris, and a desperate French government wants Gabriel to eliminate the man responsible before he can strike again.

Acclaimed novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled, entertained and educated readers with eighteen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back—from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. From its shocking opening to its explosive denouement in Washington, D.C., The Black Widow reveals itself as Silva’s most timely and powerful novel yet. Following the success of his smash hit The English Spy, this electrifying thriller showcases Silva’s consummate skill and brilliant imagination, and is sure to be a must read for his multitude of current and future fans.


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  • Loved it.

    By edwcarter1
    Great summer vacation page turner.
  • The Black Widow

    By Nancouver
    I loved h the plot and how the characters are inter-woven. I also like how the characters are continued from book to book.
  • Topical spy thriller

    By pbeaum
    This is my eighth completed Danial Silva novel and they get better and better. This was the best. Very topical, great narrative, wonderful descriptions and thoroughly researched. Fast paced when it needed and slow paced when reflection was required. Great read.
  • The black widow

    By Dedee51
    I love all of this series. Spell bounding. I watch for each new book Daniel Silva writes. Can't wait for the next one!! D h
  • Fantastic Read

    By CreekNine
    Silva again writes a thrilling read. While fiction, it exposes so many truths about the real threats we face today as a society. Big fan of all of his works.
  • Awesome

    By IsraelRules
    Great book. Can't wait for the next one.
  • Good Read, but...

    By Bri moon
    This Silva novel is one of his best, however it bugs me that he continues to idolize the Israelis. Several have praised him for telling "real" the story of the turmoil in the Middle East. However, he completely ignores the 500 pound gorilla in the room: Israel's illegal and immoral plundering and humiliation of the Palestinians in the occupied territories. This more than anything fuels the Arabs hatred of Israel and America.
  • The Black Widow

    By SuzGom
    The Gabriel Alon books are so well written and so real. Gabriel is a top notch operator but also human and this is what gives this character life. I'm wondering if the next installment will be with him running the office and Michael out in the field. I wait with baited breath for the next great book.