Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2003
CD ISBN 037541925X $29.95 Five CDs
Gabriel Allon is Daniel Silva's protagonist in his second installment about a Mossad spy who leads a double life as an art restorer. When Professor Benjamin Stern is assassinated, Allon is drawn into the fray in an attempt to find the assassin and, at the same time, uncover secrets from WWII long hidden by the Catholic Church. Arliss Howard produces a different voice for each person in an international cast of characters, making each one easily distinguishable. Howard reads Allon's parts with a voice that captures the spy's intensity and drive, while at the same time revealing his human traits. Silva's contribution to the espionage genre is matched well by Howard's portrayal of the characters, events, and drama. H.L.S.
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