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Praise for the Novels of Daniel Silva
 
The Mark of the Assassin
“Terrific . . . one of the best-drawn fictional assassins since
The Day of the Jackal
. . . . Silva’s second thriller keeps you guessing to the final page.”—
The San Francisco Examiner
“A worthy follow-up to his acclaimed debut,
The Unlikely Spy
, and bolsters his status as a master writer of espionage and intrigue.”—
The Cincinnati Enquirer
“[A] fast-moving, bang-bang thriller.”

Los Angeles Daily News
“Compulsively enjoyable. . . . Silva keeps the double crosses moving at [a] frenzied clip.”—
San Francisco Chronicle
“A taut spy thriller. . . . Silva’s writing is clean, his characterizations pithy. And he keeps readers guessing.”—
New York Post
“A gleefully inventive series of plot twists. . . . Silva, whose debut,
The Unlikely Spy
, put the WWII thriller back on the map, brings the genre up-to-date with a vengeance in an exhilarating story that roots razzle-dazzle espionage heroics in contemporary political headlines.”

Kirkus Reviews
(starred review)
“A thriller you cannot afford to miss.”—
Tulsa World
“Keeps readers ensnared in a clever plot . . . a gripping, suspenseful, plausible tale in which characters run the gamut of emotions . . . dramatic and gutsy. Silva’s last book,
The Unlikely Spy
, was a good read; this novel is better yet.” —
Naples Daily News
“An unputdownable tale of power, politics, and intrigue.”

The Independent
(Kansas City, MO)
“Fast-paced and riveting.”

Home News Tribune
(East Brunswick, NJ)
The English Assassin
“An exceptionally readable, sophisticated thriller . . . abundant action. . . . Silva ranks . . . among the best of the younger American spy novelists.”—
The Washington Post
“[A] swift new spy novel. . . . Silva excitingly delivers his story’s twists and turns.”—
The New York Times
 
“Good assassin vs. bad assassin. . . . The plot is rich, multilayered, and compelling with issues as timely as the daily headlines and problems as old as humankind. . . . Silva maintains tension and suspense.”—
The Denver Post
 
“Enthralling . . . a thriller that entertains as well as enlightens.” —
The Orlando Sentinel
 
“Breathtakingly orchestrated. Silva makes a stunning contribution to the spy thriller.”—
Booklist
(starred review)
 
“Thrilling . . . a good cinematic story.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
“Smooth and compelling.”—
Detroit Free Press
 
“Silva’s sophisticated treatment, polished prose, an edgy mood, and convincing research give his plot a crisp, almost urgent quality.”—
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
 
“Silva knows how to plot. . . . [He] will draw you in—and you’ll learn something at the same time.”

Rocky Mountain News
 
“Cleverly crafted . . . engrossing . . . an intelligent thriller of the old school and one that will satisfy Silva’s fans and earn him many new ones.”—
The Chattanooga Times
 
“A page-turner from start to finish.”—BookBrowser
The Unlikely Spy
“Evocative . . . memorable . . . a classic World War II espionage tale.”—
The Washington Post
“Briskly suspenseful.”—
The New York Times
 
“[Silva] has clearly done his homework, mixing fact and fiction to delicious effect and building tension—with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot—like a seasoned pro.”—
People
“Bodies pile up, and Silva keeps the suspense keen as the advantage shifts back and forth between the good guys and the Nazis.”—
Los Angeles Times
“A satisfying and fast-paced World War II espionage thriller.”—
San Francisco Examiner
“Deserves a standing ovation . . . superbly written and plotted. . . . In intensity and intrigue, it matches Ken Follett’s
Eye of the Needle
and Robert Harris’s bestselling
Enigma.


San Antonio Express-News
“A well-crafted first fiction that entertains while it educates.” —
Chicago Tribune
 
“A classic World War II adventure thriller.”
—Robert Harris, bestselling author of
Fatherland
and
Enigma
“A first novel of remarkable ingenuity and daring. . . . This is a book that will stick in your imagination long after you have figured out where all the pieces fit.”—
Playboy
“Engrossing . . . a first-class spy thriller.”

Chattanooga Times-Free Press
“A roller-coaster World War II adventure that conjures up memories of the best of Ken Follett and Frederick Forsyth.”

The Orlando Sentinel
ALSO BY DANIEL SILVA
 
The Secret Servant
The Messenger
Prince of Fire
A Death in Vienna
The Confessor
The English Assassin
The Kill Artist
The Marching Season
The Unlikely Spy
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First Signet Printing, September 2003
eISBN : 978-1-440-60726-4
Copyright © Daniel Silva, 1998
Excerpt from
The Secret Servant
copyright © Daniel Silva, 2007
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