The Heist – Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon stories are always entertaining and he’s one of the best writer of spy novels in the business, but I’m beginning to have three bones to pick with his story telling. First, too many of his books have the same “let’s get her alone and talk her into betraying her boss and her country” scenes. Second, Allon is becoming the Hamlet of Jerusalem. And third, his endings — this one
in particular – are wholly unsatisfactory. Who would go to all that trouble, have $8 Billion in hand, enough to ruin the Assad regime, and just walk away and let him stay in place. If I were his boss, I’d fire him. The end of the Heist needs to build to a more significant climax than that. Still, I gave it 4 Stars and intend to read the next one.
William F. Brown is the author of 6 suspense novels with over 500 Five-Star Reviews: The Undertaker, Amongst My Enemies, Thursday at Noon, Winner Take All, Aim True, My Brothers, and his newest, Burke’s War. You can check them out at http://box5462.temp.domains/~billbro4