The Marching Season

The Marching Season

by Daniel Silva

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel Allon series presents the second thriller featuring former CIA Agent Michael Osbourne, following The Mark of the Assassin.

When the Good Friday peace accords are shattered with three savage acts of terrorism, Northern Ireland is blown back into the depths of conflict. And after his father-in-law is nominated to become the new American ambassador to London, retired CIA agent Michael Osbourne is drawn back into the game. He soon discovers that his father-in-law is marked for execution. And that he himself is once again in the crosshairs of a killer known only as October, one of the most merciless assassins the world has ever known...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451209320
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/06/2004
Series: Michael Osbourne Series , #2
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 89,788
Product dimensions: 4.31(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.12(d)

About the Author

Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, and the Gabriel Allon series, including The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, The Heist, The English Spy, The Black Widow, and House of Spies. His books are published in more than thirty countries and are bestsellers around the world.

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The Marching Season 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Smarti212 More than 1 year ago
This book is pretty good and I honestly read it only because I've been waiting for Silva's new book coming out in July. I prefer the Gabriel Allon series to Michael Osbourne, primarily because of the excellent character development of Allon and the rest of the cast whom I have come to love. But this is good if you have read all the other books a ton of times and need your Silva fix.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful and I thoroughly enjoyed the read. I had read all the G. Allon series and was glad to see the other stories Silva does are just as well written. Hopefully, B&N will get the Nook versions of Unlikely Spy and Mark of the Assassin so that I can read all of Silva's work and not have to purchase from Amazon.
jgatch37 More than 1 year ago
Good stuff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad I went back and read this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unlike the prequel to this book (THE MARK OF THE ASSASSIN), THE MARCHING SEASON, starts off at a great pace and continues at that pace until the surprising ending. I was up till the wee hours reading this one. Silva continues to have his infatuation with smoking, however, making all of the characters heavy smokers and he continues to try impress with his knowledge of European geography. If he would drop those two elements, his books would be INCREDIBLE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much impossible gunfights. No one could or would survive. Not his best.
ZoharLaor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In the sequel to ¿Mark of the Assassin¿, ex-CIA agent Michael Osbourne is recouping from his physical injuries and gets bored out of his mind playing Mr. Mom. When Osbourne¿s father in law has taken a position as the USA¿s ambassador to the Court of St. James Osbourne willingly comes back to the CIA in order to investigate a new Irish terrorist group as well as protect his relative. Osbourne manages to foil the plot, but the group takes out a contract on his life.The plot actually has two main parts, the Irish terrorists who call themselves ¿The Ulster Freedom Brigade¿; the second is about Osbourne and the two parts are closely related.This book has most of the same characters as its prequel, but the book is not as enjoyable. The pace is fast but the story is predictable, about half way through (if not sooner) I already figured out the ending which, this time, had no twists. This is an OK thriller, I liked Silva¿s other books better.
PghDragonMan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have come to enjoy the Gabriel Allon series of spy stories from Daniel Silva. The Marching Season is not exactly part of that canon, but it does share some characters and has another character who could have served as an extended character study for Gabriel.This book and the Allon series are connected through the story of Adrian Carter, a CIA operative who becomes head of the CIA, a role continued in later books. Also present is Ari Shamron, Gabriel Allon¿s boss at the Mosad. In Marching Season, he is a minor character, still in charge of Mosad Operations, and a character of dubious moral fiber. The third thread that connects the two is a mysterious assassin, known primarily by his cover name, October. Like Allon, he is an artist, as well as an accomplished assassin, has a physique like a cyclist and can pass for different nationalities.The Marching Season stands on its own merits, and stands very well indeed, but these similarities were too noticeable not to comment on. Silva¿s writing style is as fluid as his more recent works. Despite his penchant for detail, I found it annoying from a technical point that he constant used ¿clip¿ in place of ¿magazine¿ for the device that holds bullets in an automatic weapon. This technicality did not bring down the rating, however.The plot is well constructed and plausible, but there were not enough twists to really elevate this story beyond four stars. If you are a fan of Gabriel Allon, this will fill in some of the backgrounds of the characters in that series. If you like old school spy novels, this is a good addition to your bookshelf: very little in the way of gadgets but lots of stalking, intelligence gathering and trying to outguess the other guy.
theportal2002 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It started off with good pace and just kept on going. Never a dull moment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another solid read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great new series. Hopefully these characters return in the near future. Both very entertaining.
miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
Anything written by Daniel Silva is exciting and beyond a great value in a reading experience. His characters are human and make you want to be friends with them. His stories are fast-paced and exciting. And even tho Gabriel Allon is a spy, Daniel Silva writes in such a way that anyone can easily follow along and understand what's going on and why. Gabriel is one of the most famous characters ever written about and we never want his story to end. The stories are so well written that you have finished the book before you know it. And to say that Daniel Silva is one of the greatest writers of our time, is probably a very big understatement. His writing is fluid and flawless and easy to read. You never have to read a sentence twice. If you haven't already read a Daniel Silva story, you are truly missing out on a great reading experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this writer's work; always a great read!
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cjmaine More than 1 year ago
Have read all of Daniel Silva books and love them. This was fast reading and a good story.
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