The New Girl - Daniel Silva

The New Girl

By Daniel Silva

  • Release Date: 2019-07-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,818 Ratings

Description

#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 USA Today Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Now you see her.  Now you don’t.  THE NEW GIRL.  A thriller of deception, betrayal, and vengeance.

She was covered from head to toe in expensive wool and plaid, the sort of stuff one saw at the Burberry boutique in Harrods. She carried a leather bookbag rather than a nylon backpack. Her patent leather ballet slippers were glossy and bright. She was proper, the new girl, modest. But there was something else about her …

At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful raven-haired girl who arrives each morning in a motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. In truth, her father is Khalid bin Mohammed, the much-maligned crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Once celebrated for his daring social and religious reforms, he is now reviled for his role in the murder of a dissident journalist. And when his only child is brutally kidnapped, he turns to the one man he can trust to find her before it is too late.

What’s done cannot be undone …

Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, has spent most of his life fighting terrorists, including the murderous jihadists financed by Saudi Arabia. Prince Khalid—or KBM, as he is known—has pledged to finally break the bond between the Kingdom and radical Islam. For that reason alone, Gabriel regards him as a valuable if flawed partner. Together they will become unlikely allies in a deadly secret war for control of the Middle East. The life of a child, and the throne of Saudi Arabia, hang in the balance. Both men have made their share of enemies. And both have everything to lose.

Filled with dark humor, breathtaking twists of plot, and an unforgettable cast of characters, The New Girl is both a thrilling, page-turning tale of entertainment and a sophisticated study of political alliances and great-power rivalries in a dangerous world. And it is once again proof that Gabriel Allon is “one of fiction’s greatest spies” (Kirkus) and Daniel Silva is “quite simply the best” (Kansas City Star) writer of foreign intrigue and suspense at work today.

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Reviews

  • Fiction not politics

    1
    By pktknt
    Mr. Silva, I have read all of your books with great pleasure. However, Your “opinions” and your information gathering with CNN et al left me with a rather nasty taste in my mouth. What I found objectionable was having politics rammed down my throat while trying to enjoy reading a “fictional” book. Sadly, my last Daniel Silva book.
  • Always a pleasure

    5
    By MrMark1952
    Another enjoyable read set inside modern politics with Gabriel Allon and company.
  • Good read, fun fantasy without reality of mid-east

    4
    By SamuelGreenville
    Sometimes you either need one more sentence, or leave off the last few paragraphs, that was this book. Also, as good as Mossad and Allon is portrayed, sometimes his stunts and lack of support is just stupid. Nonetheless a good read.
  • Bad ending 😡

    5
    By butchiemom
    Other than the last few pages, the book is a solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ but the ending was a downer. I love Daniel Silva’s books but, I’m sorry, the world is depressing enough without that ending.
  • The New Girl enters

    5
    By Inalopi
    Rich with detail and very neatly put together. Good job Mr Silva
  • Recent History or Just Fiction

    4
    By Lakewaco
    A fictitious tale that has a storyline that sounds so familiar to actual events of a recent past. Presents scenes that also provide a history and geography lesson. Also interesting Eastern politics.
  • The New Girl

    5
    By Artymusician
    I loved this book! Wow! I am always so impressed with the amazing knowledge of this author! I love the characters who I’ve grown to know through the years. This book in particular helped me process and understand the history and culture of the Middle East. A brilliant artist can also be a spy and great humanitarian at the same time, at least in a book of fiction. Can’t wait for the next thriller, hopefully with Christopher and Sarah too! Wish democratic values and freedom would magically appear in the Middle East, but sadly it’s just probably a hope and dream of fiction.
  • Disappointed, to say the least . .

    1
    By frenchy0674
    Not one of my best books by Silva . . loaded with politics, political views, and a Euroasia political game. Regret spending the money on this book.
  • Better and better

    5
    By hatchypapa
    Daniel Silva is my favorite writer in this genre. This book is brilliant, and I think I see a perfectly executed switch from standalone books to a Ken Follett style ongoing drama. My favorite writer delivers perfect action, suspense and drama in this book. My only wish would be that it was a longer book - I mention Ken Follett since there are chronological forward moves I wish were more fleshed out, just as in Follett’s serials. But.... man, what a good read! Highly recommended on its own, and even more so if you’ve read one of the previous books so as to be familiar with the characters.
  • It’s exactly how you think

    4
    By charlie knuckles
    Of course Daniel Silva does it again. Outstanding as always. Love me some Christopher Keller and would love a spin off with him and Mikhail. Bravo mr. Silva