Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Book Recommendation: The Rembrandt Affair

The Rembrandt Affair is a wish-fulfillment dream of a book where all the bad guys -- Nazi war criminals and art expropriators, Iranian mullahs intent on building the bomb and amoral Swiss multi-national billionaires and secretive bankers -- get their comeuppance at the hands of a crack Israeli espionage team led by Gabriel Allon, leading-man-quality art restorer/assassin/spy.

It's a good read, like all thirteen in Daniel Silva's series. What's especially fun about the series is the up-to-the-minute references to current events. Somehow these never seem dated probably because of Silva's way with historical material and, let's face it, when it comes to Israel, the news is always the same.

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