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Daniel Silva is a novelist and journalist from the United States who specializes in thrillers and espionage novels. Silva was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. When Silva was seven years old, his family relocated to Merced, California. He was raised as a devout Catholic.

He is a best-selling American novelist who creates suspenseful fiction, many of which are based on his inventive spy stories. He’s a musician as well.

Daniel left his PhD program in international relations at San Francisco State University to take a very lucrative job offer as a journalist with United Press International (UPI).

Daniel made the decision to pursue this profession full-time and hasn’t looked back. When you read some of the best works by Daniel Silva on our list, you’ll see why he’s a multiple-time New York Times Best-Seller.

Following are brief summaries of each of the 10 novels, as well as my general thoughts on the series.

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Top 10 Daniel Silva Books ranked 

1. Death of a Killer

The Kill Artist

Gabriel Allon, a former Israeli intelligence agent, now works as an art restorer, leading a quiet and meticulous existence. His name is called once more, and he is partnered with an agent, this time a stunning fashion model.

A cunning terrorist on a final killing spree, an anti-Israeli zealot with a dark past, was one of their victims. The pursuit quickly escalates into a global duel, despite political intrigue and personal passions on both sides of the globe.

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2. Assassin of England

The English Assassin (Gabriel Allon)

Gabriel Allon, an art restorer for a wealthy Zurich banker, is suspected of murder.

He is enmeshed in a dark and deadly path of killings, some of which are his own. Allon’s mistakes in espionage have come back to haunt him. He’ll also have to face an assassin he helped train.

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3. St. Clare

The Confessor (Gabriel Allon)

The murder of a Jewish scholar took place in Munich, Germany. When Mossad agent and art restorer Gabriel Allon learns the news in Venice, he instantly throws down his brushes and flees. While a strong cardinal plots his next move, the new Pope vows to learn the truth about the church’s Holocaust response. The director of “The Vatican,” Steven Spielberg, is in charge of the project.

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4. In Vienna there is a death

A Death in Vienna (Gabriel Allon, Bk 4)

An art restorer and spy named Gabriel Allon is dispatched to Vienna to investigate a tragic explosion. He encounters something there that twists his world on its head. It sends shivers down his spine just seeing it.

Allon will discover a tapestry of evil that spans sixty years and thousands of lives, as well as a painting that transports him to his own personal horrors.

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5. Flames of Power

Prince of Fire (Gabriel Allon)

Gabriel Allon discovers that a dossier containing information about him and his family is in terrorist hands after a terrorist attack on the Israeli consulate in Rome. Allon is dragged back into a service he had abandoned in order to track down a master terrorist across a terrible world built over centuries. Allon, on the other hand, will soon start to question who is stalking whom.

Allon will not be the only one risking extinction when the ultimate showdown approaches. Because he has shared so much more than his own personal past.

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6. Security Agent

The Secret Servant (Gabriel Allon)

While on assignment in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, Gabriel Allon, an Israeli intelligence officer and renowned art restorer, discovers a plot poised to detonate in the heart of London. The kidnapping of the American ambassador’s daughter is planned, and she will be subjected to harsh torture. Gabriel saves her, but he arrives too late. When he reveals his identity to the conspiracy’s masterminds, he seals his own doom.

Gabriel finds himself dragged once more into the service of American intelligence as the clock ticks inexorably closer to the hour of her execution. He looks for the missing woman with zeal. During his search, he will be compelled to form an unusual partnership with a man who has lost everything because of his religious views. He’ll reflect on the morality of his trade’s methods as a result of the event. As a result, it has the potential to cost him his life.

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7. Russia’s Rules

The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War

In the late 1970s, Antonio Mendez and his future wife Jonna were CIA operatives in Moscow, spying on the Soviet Union. Foreigners were wiretapped and the Soviets kept dossiers on them. It was challenging to work in the intelligence community. Never before had the Soviet menace been so obvious.

The Moscow Rules is a documentary that explores the narrative of the intelligence breakthroughs that helped the United States win the Cold War. Antonio and Jonna devised innovative evasive strategies and a James Bond-style arsenal of gadgets to outmaneuver the KGB.

This wonderful story honors those who sacrificed everything for their nation, as well as the creativity that allowed them to succeed.

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8. The Defectors

The Defector (Gabriel Allon)

Gabriel Allon owes Grigori Bulganov a debt of gratitude for saving his life in Moscow. So, when the former Russian intelligence officer goes missing, Allon gathers his spy team to find the guilty. A global running battle pits Allon against an adversary who may already have the secret to success. And that if he continues, the repercussions would be unbearable.

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9. Rembrant Affair

The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon)

In Cornwall, Gabriel Allon and his stunning wife live in isolation on windswept cliffs. An eccentric London art dealer comes to break their isolation. He is the only person who can find a Rembrandt painting that has been stolen. Upon realizing that the artwork relates to dangerous secrets, Gabriel realizes that a much more dangerous person will go to any length to keep them.

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10. The Spy Portrait

Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon, 11)

In Silva’s tenth thriller, Portrait of a Spy, Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and master spy, is on the trail of a lethal and elusive terrorist network that has been responsible for the massacres in Paris, Copenhagen, and London’s Covent Garden.

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On a list of the best-selling espionage and international thriller authors, Daniel Silva’s books were listed. John le Carré, author of novels such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and A Legacy of Spies, took the top slot. “Silva writes with the sharpness, precision, and control for which his idol is justly famed,” one critic said. Silva is a master storyteller who also excels in research, spending years researching everything from history to languages to geography before writing each work.

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