Spy Novel Master Daniel Silva

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The Satellite Sisters Word Write Festival continues with an interview with Daniel Silva, of The English Spy. The English Spy is the 15th novel in the Gabriel Allon series. It’s set in Northern Ireland and brings together charters from many of the series characters from the past.  Another Gabriel Allon hit- with action, Good Guys vs. Bad Guys, Spies, Assassins, and  geopolitical intrigue.

In The English Spy, an iconic British princess has just been killed in a mysterious blast aboard a luxury yacht, and the chief of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service wants Gabriel to hunt down her killer in an off-the-books operation. Reluctantly Gabriel agrees, even though it means abandoning his work on a newly recovered Caravaggio and leaving the side of his pregnant wife. To find the man responsible for setting off the blast—an IRA veteran turned superstar mercenary whose client list of bad actors has included Gaddafi, Iranian intelligence, Hezbollah, and al-Qaeda—he teams up with a surprising ally with a vengeful agenda of his own.


But as the chase moves swiftly from Dublin to the mean streets of West Belfast to the hills of Lisbon, it becomes clear that the death of the beloved royal was merely the opening gambit in a diabolical plan. Deep into one of his most personal missions yet, Gabriel launches an ingenious counterattack against merciless and all-too-familiar adversaries who will stop at nothing in their pursuit of retribution—and who will learn exactly how Gabriel earned the title “the angel of vengeance.”

Daniel Silva is the award-winning, number #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, and The Heist. He lives in Florida with his wife, Jamie Gangel, and their two children, Lily and Nicholas. In 2009 Silva was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Before becoming a writer Silva was the chief Middle East correspondent for UPI in Egypt and the Executive Producer of CNN’s Crossfire.


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Want More of the Satellite Sisters Word Write Festival? Here are the other authors we’ve spoken to this year:

Matthew Quick  of Love May Fail

Eleni Gage of The Ladies of Managua

Elyssa Friedman of Love and Miss Communication


From past Satellite Sisters Word Write Festivals:

Claire Cook on Reinvention

Amy Alkon on modern manners (or not.) 

Amy Hatvany on her unexpected writing success and Heart Like Mine

Annabelle Gurwitch is happy to See You Made An Effort. 

Cindy Chupack of Sex & The City on Marriage, Miscarriage and Adoption

Jennifer Egan on Goon Squad