The Kill Artist - Daniel Silva

The Kill Artist

By Daniel Silva

  • Release Date: 2004-04-06
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,112 Ratings


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Other Woman comes the first novel in the thrilling series featuring legendary assassin Gabriel Allon.

Immersed in the quiet, meticulous life of an art restorer, former Israeli intelligence operative Gabriel Allon keeps his past well behind him. But now he is being called back into the game—and teamed with an agent who hides behind her own a beautiful fashion model.  

Their target: a cunning terrorist on one last killing spree, a Palestinian zealot who played a dark part in Gabriel’s past. And what begins as a manhunt turns into a globe-spanning duel fueled by both political intrigue and deep personal passions...


  • Page turner

    By azellie
    As always it keeps you guessing!
  • The kill artist

    By robin snipe
    Predictable, boring and stuffed with irrelevant minutiae that is rambling. Glad it was on sale.
  • Excellent

    By rojo_1
    Excellent book, well written with superb character development. Exciting plot and ties the pieces together well.
  • I hope

    By Mama Buck
  • Another dependable read...

    By Ove Viking
    Writing very engulfing and captivating. Story and settings old, as is book. British English text, however is very annoying to me. Prefer American English. Should spell out before buying book!!
  • Clever author

    By poppytreeq
    Only one other author has kept me this enthralled. Philip Kerr . I enjoyed the suspense to the last page, after many a sleepless night.
  • Great novel

    By R Bruce Kent
    Excellent! One of the best books I have read. I now have a new author to follow and anticipate reading his other novels.
  • The Kill Artist

    By nanarobin
    A real spy story, with traps within traps, hidden motives, old grudges, and surprising weaknesses in strong characters. If you only appreciate "slam bang boom, explosions, hundreds of shots fired, unrealistic excitement, this book is too subtle for you. The characters have depth, the action is realistic, and the reader cares about the characters. I enjoyed Gabriel Allon, but did not think he deserved the two women in his life, even though he cared for them, but poorly. This was another touch of realism. Daniel Silva has caught my interest and I plan to read all of his Gabriel Allon books!
  • The Kill Artist

    By Jodud
    Slower read than subsequent Allon novels. Interesting that background information is used verbatim from book to book. Regardless, I am hooked with Gabriel Allon character and obsessively read book after book. I try to stop but find the need to visit Gabriel overwhelming. Reading whole series while awaiting new release in July.
  • Very Well Written. Entertaining. Realistic.

    By eazyrooster
    The reviews seem to want to compare this to other series. Ive read every Mitch Rapp book, and I have to say this is a much better piece of writing. The story moves at a slower pace. And the action often happens between the lines. But it isn't over the top and unbelievable. And the research that went into the book is very impressive. There is much more of an espionage/intrigue thing going on in this book. It creates a nice balance between Le Carre intelligence and Mitch Rapp action. I'll definitely be reading more.