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The Cellist

By Daniel Silva

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From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a timely and explosive new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon.

Viktor Orlov had a longstanding appointment with death. Once Russia’s richest man, he now resides in splendid exile in London, where he has waged a tireless crusade against the authoritarian kleptocrats who have seized control of the Kremlin. His mansion in Chelsea’s exclusive Cheyne Walk is one of the most heavily protected private dwellings in London. Yet somehow, on a rainy summer evening, in the midst of a global pandemic, Russia’s vengeful president finally manages to cross Orlov’s name off his kill list.

Before him was the receiver from his landline telephone, a half-drunk glass of red wine, and a stack of documents.…

The documents are contaminated with a deadly nerve agent. The Metropolitan Police determine that they were delivered to Orlov’s home by one of his employees, a prominent investigative reporter from the anti-Kremlin Moskovskaya Gazeta. And when the reporter slips from London hours after the killing, MI6 concludes she is a Moscow Center assassin who has cunningly penetrated Orlov’s formidable defenses.

But Gabriel Allon, who owes his very life to Viktor Orlov, believes his friends in British intelligence are dangerously mistaken. His desperate search for the truth will take him from London to Amsterdam and eventually to Geneva, where a private intelligence service controlled by a childhood friend of the Russian president is using KGB-style “active measures” to undermine the West from within. Known as the Haydn Group, the unit is plotting an unspeakable act of violence that will plunge an already divided America into chaos and leave Russia unchallenged. Only Gabriel Allon, with the help of a brilliant young woman employed by the world’s dirtiest bank, can stop it.

Elegant and sophisticated, provocative and daring, The Cellist explores one of the preeminent threats facing the West today—the corrupting influence of dirty money wielded by a revanchist and reckless Russia. It is at once a novel of hope and a stark warning about the fragile state of democracy. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva is regarded as his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue.

Review

  • Silva was my favorite author . . .

    By Poopu101
    Until this book. Underdeveloped characters and story lines and excessive coverage of the pandemic and US politics. Things in the US are extremely polarized and Mr. Silva had a unique opportunity to rise above, which he didn’t take.
  • Global

    By Tdglobalconsulting
    First, Silva can write and I enjoyed his work. This book as always is a work of fiction. However, his dedication and what is wrote at the end is misguided and clearly wrong. Perhaps Ashly Babbot’s family would like to know what Capital Police officer killed their beloved. What the people did in storming the Capital was inexcusable. The truth will come out. Silva’s hatred for Trump is obvious, his lies are disgusting and makes him petty and a idiot! What a joke! Silva deserves Biden, they are both mentally impaired and without substance. Silva should write a book about China, the real enemy! Your an embarrassment to the state of Israel!
  • Absolutely abysmal!!!!!

    By Scarymason
    Almost total waste of time. So very disappointed. Looked forward to release of this book for so long. Nothing at all even comparable to his prior work, which is excellent and compelling. Has Daniel Silva just lost it or is The Cellist an aberration? Had higher expectations than the somewhat drivel of this book.
  • Maybe the worst in the series

    By GoVolsGo
    I agree that Trump is garbage, but I don’t need to read more about it in what is supposed to be a fun thriller. Also don’t need the virtual signaling about COVID and mask wearing.
  • Ultimately, Bias Will Out

    By RedDog1
    The Gabriel Allon series of novels has been masterful through out. The substance of The Cellist, too, was compelling as well. The blatantly political and horrendously biased conclusion, the hysterically generalized anti-Trump screed, and the re-hashing of the completely debunked “Russia collusion hoax” at the end, spoiled the experience entirely. I was flabbergasted that as meticulous a literary craftsman as Silva would slither to those depths, until I read the CNN-heavy acknowledgements. Quite simply, that explained it neatly. As failed an enterprise as CNN is, the depths to which their journalistic professionalism has sunk (see: Andrew Cuomo, Don Lemmon, Anderson Cooper, Jim Acosta, Maggie Haberman, Brian Stelter, et al), and the fact that they are not surviving without 100%, non-stop Hate Trump programming makes one wonder why in the world Silva would choose to look to its members to vet his newest creation. So very, very disappointed in an author I used to respect.
  • Long winded

    By Schloo3
    This one did not draw me in as his past novels have done. Seemed like his personal opinions were coming to the forefront too much.
  • Silva bails out and sells out his audience

    By Marty in Destin
    If you want a blueprint on how to destroy a franchise read this book. Spoiler alert - if you’ve been a fan you soon won’t be. I’d LOVE to know what his original plot line looked read like BEFORE he rewrote it to please his Friedman worshiping fans🥵
  • Silva mistakes fiction for fact

    By CentralCALady
    Overwhelmed by the popularity of his earlier books Daniel Silva has delivered a leftist hysterical and partisan book. His total capitulation to the fiction surrounding President Donald Trump is embarrassing and childish. Silva has produced propaganda not fiction.
  • The Cellist

    By timbr1927
    In the future I hope Mr. Silva stays away from political commentary. I read to escape the crap going on in the world not to be reminded of the reality we live in.
  • I used to enjoy Silva

    By looeezyanna
    I have always loved Daniel’s books and always understood he was an apologist for Semitic behavior that is sometimes so nationalistic it is hard to view Israel as a global player. Their tiny country surrounded by cultural enemies has often dictated self-serving behavior as a matter of survival. That being said I have understood his world view even when I don’t share it. This latest book though has crossed over into such unmitigated personal bias I can’t say I am interested to read anything more from him.