The Other Woman (Gabriel Allon, #18) by Daniel Silva

The Other Woman (Gabriel Allon, #18)

She was his best-kept secret …In an isolated village in the mountains of Andalusia, a mysterious Frenchwoman begins work on a dangerous memoir. It is the story of a man she once loved in the Beirut of old, and a child taken from her in treason’s name. The woman is the keeper of the Kremlin’s most closely guarded secret. Long ago, the KGB inserted a mole into the heart of the West—a mole who stands on the doorstep of ultimate power.Only on...

Details The Other Woman (Gabriel Allon, #18)

TitleThe Other Woman (Gabriel Allon, #18)
Release DateJul 17th, 2018
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Spy Thriller, Espionage

Reviews The Other Woman (Gabriel Allon, #18)

  • Malia
    I had been looking forward to this book as a fun, fast-paced summer thriller, but I am sorry to say, I was left disappointed. The story felt disjointed, Gabriel boring and the pace quite slow until the last few hours. The writing is good, but the story just wasn't compelling for me this time, though I know I am in the minority feeling this way. I listened to the audiobook, and George Guidall's is, as always, a pleasant voice to have in one's ear,...
  • Tim
    All that's missing in this latest novel is an excellent ending. 8 of 10 stars
  • Monnie
    How did I love thee? When I counted the ways, I ended up with way more than 5 reasons. But since 5 stars is as high as most ratings go, that number will have to suffice - but it certainly isn't enough to do this book justice.In the interests of full disclosure, Israeli intelligence chief Gabriel Allon ranks No. 1 on my top 10 list of all-time favorite book "heroes" - a place he's held for quite a few years now. This is his 18th appearance, and I'...
  • Sandy
    This is #18 in a series that is one of my go-to reads every year. Gabriel Allon, the MC, is a compelling character & the author always surrounds his tales of espionage with real life current & historical events & people. In this outing, intelligence services in several countries become involved in the hunt for a Russian mole. There are connections to the Cambridge Five & its most infamous member Kim Philby. Silva’s books are smart, fast paced &...
  • Stephen Lake
    I guess the series has become too formulaic for me. Nothing fresh or unique about this novel, cranked out briskly since the last installment. And every bit as au courant as cable TV news’s obsession with Russian espionage. (Yes, there are great digs against both Putin and Trump. In some ways, this is a sustained, novel-length argument about how the Kremlin and SVR might well have its meat hooks into the sitting American President.) Anyway...I b...
  • The Real Book Spy
    Read this review and more at www.TheRealBookSpy.comGabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence who for many years has enjoyed the respect of people around the globe, especially other intelligence agencies, is experiencing a minor, unexpected fall from grace in Daniel Silva’s (House of Spies, etc.) latest novel. The legendary spymaster who first joined the Office in 1972 to carry out operation Wrath of God, a mission put in place to r...
  • Cathleen Clements
    I was disappointed in the last two books but this one, most of all. It's the end of a magnificent run, and I've reread the earlier books several times. I'm sad.
  • Lewis Weinstein
    another great thriller from Silva ... this one with a unique plot twist
  • Skip
    Another disappointing novel by Daniel Silva. Is Gabriel Allon now too old and family-driven to be the vivacious spy, strategist and art restorer of the past (or is it Silva himself who has aged dramatically?) This one is repetitious, unoriginal and downright dull, especially the first half. Basically, this one centers around a senior mole in the British intelligence community, where they have to rely on Gabriel because they cannot admit they have...
  • Ed
    Absolutely brilliant!
  • L.A. Starks
    This is another book in Silva's amazing, wonderful Gabriel Allon series. Silva deserves all the acclaim he receives as a professional thriller author. I particularly like his European settings, and the twists and turns in the espionage games he outlines.Four stars for two reasons: another commercial author or his editor or publisher gets struck by TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) and can't resist telling us that fictional character Gabriel Allon,...
  • Jim
    The 18th book in the Gabriel Allon series is contemporary with a little history included. Once again Daniel Silva turns his attention to Russia.The story opens in Vienna. A city that Gabriel Allon knows well and which evokes strong and painful memories for him. He and his team are trying to bring in a Russian asset but he is assassinated before he can get to the safe house. News is leaked that Allon was in Vienna and Israel is blamed for the assa...
  • Ruth Edenbaum
    Spies, Traitors and Moles Well blended and Deftly Seasoned With a Dash of HistoryThe Other Woman is Daniel Silva’s 2018 offering to his multitude of fans, and any lucky new readers who have started with the 18th book in the Gabriel Allon series. Some of us, myself included, were lucky enough to get a copy a few days in advance – the treat of all treats.Compared to his last few books, The Other Woman is, in a way, a quieter book; there is less...
  • Cindy H.
    Meh! I know Daniel Silva can do better! Lots of repeating of backstory, too much page filler- took close to 300 pages before any real plot movement. I’ll always love Gabriel Allon but past two books have been disappointing.
  • Claudia
    I read Daniel Silva to get his 'take' on current international events and players. I know it's not gospel, but his POV truly informs the news. Now he's turned his laser onto Russia and Putin...for several books we've had Gabriel battling Putin's SVR, his version of the KGB. As always, events in the novel directly mirror what we see developing in front of our faces...and it's chilling. It's easy to see the events in his book happening.Gabriel can'...
  • Mary Spencer
    All done, until next year when we meet again, Gabriel, mazeltov.
  • Barry
    I freely admit that I love Daniel Silva, BUT only in the purest and most literary fashion imaginable. I thoroughly enjoy his characters - and his books are, indeed, character driven, wherever that means - I love his plot/stories including his politics with which I completely agree. Perhaps, most of all, I love the relationships that he creates between characters which is, to a large extent, expressed through their dialogue. Allon's Sardonic wit i...
  • Rachel Levy
    3.7 StarsI love Daniel Silva, and I have fallen in love with the characters in this series. In fact, he is the author that led me away from only reading non-fiction. The Other Woman failed to reach the standard set by Daniel Silva in his other books, and by quite a substantial margin. One of the greatest strengths of his other novels was the emphasis on the human interactions among the members of both Gabriel Allon’s professional and personal t...
  • debra
    3-4*s Not my favorite of Silva's book. Rounded up for old times sake. ; ))
  • Tasha
    Another winner from Silva, although the last few chapters felt incredibly long and I could have done without all the traffic direction.
  • Jill Mackin
    There is a mole somewhere in Israeli or British Intelligence giving information to the Russians. One of my favorite special agents, Gabriel Allon is out to track that mole down. A good page turner. The story flows more slowly than his previous Allon adventures, but it was still a thriller!
  • David C Ward
    Last year’s Allon was an all action chase with an overly ornate operation against a world terrrorist, so this one is a hush-hush traitorous mole hunt - much beloved by all spy novelists - the twist is that the mole turns out to be the (secret) daughter of the uber spy and traitor Kim Philby. It’s all pretty flat footed though (including a potted history of the Cambridge spies) and all the clues are too easy for Allon to follow - eg Philby’s...
  • Lynda Filler
    I cried at the ending!In the darkest hours of the night, another all-nighter—of the book kind. Just one more page...Don’t be upset fans of Daniel Silva, but I was so emotionally invested in the ending that I cried! My life is far too busy right now to delve into a Gabriel Allon mystery, but, 24 hours later, I’m suitably blown away. Daniel Silva is the undisputed master of this genre.
  • Kathleen
    Silva’s 18th offering in the ‘spy versus spy’ series featuring Israeli intelligence agency chief Gabriel Allon focuses more on spy tradecraft than action. Gabriel finds himself in the center of sensitive operations once again. [Wasn’t he supposed to be promoted to management?] He is working closely with his British counterpart, Graham Seymour; for he has discovered that MI6 has a Russian mole in a highly sensitive position. We can count o...
  • Susan
    Another great dose of Silva! George Guidall, one of my fav readers delivers flawlessly.
  • Karen
    Gabriel Allon is back In the field in full action! I know there will be a new book that will be published next July. I vowed to treasure this read because it would be twelve month wait but after reading the first couple of chapters I was hooked and finished the book in a few hours. I will see Daniel Silva when he comes to Toronto next week on his looking forward to listening to him as he offers his insights into the world of Gabriel All...
  • Jenny
    The Other Woman was book eighteen of Gabriel Allon series. The murder of Konstantin Kirov outside English safe house, the West blamed Gabriel Allon Chief of the Israel Secret Intelligence Service. However, Gabriel Allon did not do it. To clear his name and the service he leads Gabriel started investigation into the death of Konstantin Kirov. The readers of The Other Woman will follow the twists and turns in Gabriel Allon investigation to find out...
  • Kathy
    I do look forward to my yearly dose of Gabriel Allon. I found this book to be a nifty way to draw attention to Russia and its methods of influence. As usual, Gabriel digs and discerns the true identity of highly-placed MI6 official, risks his life and those of his close team, but is he thanked or given recognition? I enjoyed revisiting Philby milestones and bought into Silva's creative imagining of what could be wrought by devious agencies. It he...
  • Sahitya
    After the slightly disappointing read that was House of Spies last year, I thought maybe Gabriel Allon's story is now saturated, but this book proves me wrong. The story here is much more personal but also with far reaching consequences affecting multiple intelligence agencies for a long time to come.What starts as an easy job of securing a Russian defector in Vienna turns into an assassination on the streets and everyone is quick to point finger...
  • Will
    SUBJECTIVE READER REVIEW WITH PLOT SPOILERS FOLLOWS: If you were waiting for Gabriel Allon, I mean Daniel Silva, to disappoint you're gonna have to wait a while, 'cause 'The Other Woman' is a first class storyline. So much so that Silva goes to some effort to dissuade the reader from believing the other woman existed, nor did she and Philby have a daughter who was shanghaied by the NKVD as a teenager, turned and reappeared in Hampshire, UK. He fu...