In Daniel Silva’s number one New York Times bestseller The Heist, the legendary art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon is in Venice, restoring an altarpiece created by Veronese. In the middle of his work, he gets a serious summons from the Italian police about a case.
Summary of the Book
The art trader Julian Isherwood has evidenced a terrifying murder scene in Lake Como and is held as a suspect. Gabriel has to now find one of the most famous paintings in the world which is missing, to save his friend. The man who was murdered was a British spy with a secret – he was involved in trafficking stolen works of art and selling them to an unknown collector. One of the stolen artwork is the world’s most iconic painting, a masterpiece - Caravaggio’s magnificent Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence. Gabriel embarks on a brave manoeuvre to get the Caravaggio back, which will take him on a nerve-racking hunt from Paris and London to Marseilles and Corsica. Finally, he ends up in a small private bank in Austria. Journeying between the worlds of art and espionage, The Heist is yet another page-turning novel with a riveting plot, peopled by an incredible cast of spies, murderers and burgles.
About Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva is an American espionage genre novelist. He was born in Michigan, but grew up and was educated in California. His career began in the year 1984 as a journalist, with United Press International. He eventually moved to Washington D.C. and then to Cairo, Egypt, to work as UPI’s Middle East correspondent. He returned to Washington D.C. and started working at the CNN’s Washington Bureau. In 1994, Daniel started to work on his first novel and he quit CNN in the year 1997 to take up writing full-time. He is honoured with the Barry Award for the Year 2007. Other titles in his Gabriel Allon series are: The Kill Artist, Moscow Rules, The English Assassin, The Confessor, and A Death in Vienna, among several others.
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