The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
A new series. Yes! Book 1 of the Gabriel Allon series is superb. In no way am I 'of the arts' but Silva's written artistry of a meticulous restorer of art, Gabriel Allon - and former spy and assassin with Israeli intelligence, who is coerced and baited out of self-imposed seclusion by his former Israeli intelligence handler and chance of revenge on the man who killed his wife and son. Having read some of the back covers of Silva's latest books I was intrigued enough to seek out Book 1 of this series and thrilled to find a plethora of intricately drawn characters, thrilling and sometimes on the edge of my seat action, and a fast-past storyline with swift curves into the center and behind the scenes of the middle east climate, historically, currently, educationally, and intellectually. Very good book.