The Heist (Gabriel Allon Series #14)

The Heist (Gabriel Allon Series #14)

by Daniel Silva


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"Silva is a true genius."—BOB WOODWARD, POLITICO

L egendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is in Venice repairing an altarpiece when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The art dealer Julian Isherwood has stumbled upon a murder scene in Lake Como, and he’s being held as a suspect. To save his friend, Gabriel must perform one simple task: find the most famous missing painting in the world.

Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one. . . .

The dead man is a fallen spy with a secret: he had been trafficking in stolen artworks and selling them to a mysterious collector. Among those paintings is the world’s most iconic missing masterpiece: Caravaggio’s Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence.

Gabriel embarks on a daring gambit to recover the Caravaggio that will take him on an exhilarating hunt—from Marseilles and Corsica to Paris and Geneva, and, finally, to a small private bank in Austria, where a dangerous man stands guard over the ill-gotten wealth of one of the world’s most brutal dictators. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062320087
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Series: Gabriel Allon Series , #14
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 592,243
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1  New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely SpyThe Mark of the AssassinThe Marching SeasonThe Kill ArtistThe English AssassinThe ConfessorA Death in ViennaPrince of FireThe MessengerThe Secret ServantMoscow RulesThe DefectorThe Rembrandt AffairPortrait of a SpyThe Fallen AngelThe English GirlThe Heist, The English Spy, The Black Widow, House of Spies and The Other Woman.  He is best known for his long-running thriller series starring spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon. Silva’s books are critically acclaimed bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages. He resides in Florida with his wife, television journalist Jamie Gangel, and their twins, Lily and Nicholas. For more information visit

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The Heist: A Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 121 reviews.
ScottBrazil More than 1 year ago
Full Disclosure: I have been hooked on this series for the past few years, and the release date of the newest Daniel Silva novel has become a "Holy Day of Obligation" for me.  That being established, I offer my review in two parts: first, to those new to this series and, secondly, to those who have been following this series in its entirety. For those who are new to the series / thinking about trying it out: "The Heist" will offer you the very best of Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon series, including characters that you will come to love because of their depth and uniqueness, clear writing that, though easy to read, can sometimes also be quite beautiful, a very well thought out and researched background that is based in reality, and a outstanding use of locations throughout the world.  Unlike many thriller novels that seem to settle for glib story lines and 5th Grade quality use of the English language, it continues to be evident to me that Daniel Silva puts a lot of effort into crafting nothing but the best books to be published, and this latest installment of the novel is a good example of that. For those who are familiar with the series: I won't go so far as to say that this is my favorite book in the series in terms of the main drama, but what I was struck by while reading it was how Mr. Silva continues to develop the characters and ongoing story lines.  Without saying what happens, I will tell you that by the end of this book, you'll be wondering what happens next in the lives of more than a couple of the characters.  There were moments in the book where I felt a tug at my heart strings (most notably, when he visits Leah).  I am also impressed with how he brought back and/or referred to past characters in this installment, utilizing their unique attributes to further enhance this story.   Regardless of whether this is the first Daniel Silva book you have ever picked-up, or you have read everything he has published (like me), I am fairly certain you will have a very hard time putting this book down once you get about 100 pages into it (the story just seemed to get better and better as it went on) and will be left craving more in the future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Silva’s latest book, finds the legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon in Venice, where a chilling murder investigation quickly puts him in the middle of a billion-dollar criminal network of stolen art which then leads him into the volatile world of international terror. A great summer read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Silva's best by far. I love the settings and learning about the art world, while being on the edge of my seat. Gabriel Allon is the most wonderful character in fiction today.
nhays More than 1 year ago
I like Silva's writing, and have especially enjoyed development of Gabriel Allon's character and story. Despite the similarities with the "spy" stories, this "art theft recovery" story was new and engrossing. Learning a bit more about the underground world of art collectors was amazing -- how are any stolen works ever recovered unless the thieves are dolts? Anyway, an excellent read. As usual, I found myself trying to get through it as quickly as possible to find out what happened next. This visit to Allon's world was a tad less stressful (violent) than earlier ones, in that he didn't get seriously injured. And lovely to revisit some favorite places and characters from earlier books. What can I say? Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got my copy a day early and finished last night. Possibly his best Allon yet. Highly recommended. The art world piece is fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If anything this is a more nuanced effort by Daniel Silva. Still his excellent pacing, inclusion of historical background and upward spiral of suspense. On the one hand Silva's books are just great reads; on the other they are sophisticated portraits of espionage, history and art history. Satisfying in every respect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally! Gabriel is starting to embrace an 'only human' side. Time is painting a portrait or and for Gabriel. I'm looking forward to how it colors him and his world in the next book. The Heist is a great rebound from the disappointment of The English Girl.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is like other books by this author, however I felt it was one of the best.
crldsl54 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book. Gabriel Allon series is lots of fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Read.....Daniel Silva keeps up-to-date...makes it feel real....
Jay_Donald More than 1 year ago
I have read most, if not all, of the books in the Gabriel Allon series and Silva is one of the best.
1128MR More than 1 year ago
I have read most of his books and they are excellent form start to finish
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story!
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Always Well-written and captivating!
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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
I enjoyed rhe story but found the beginning a little too detailed and long winded but then it picked up with a good ending.
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