Daniel Silva ranks up there with the best espionage thriller writers to ever pick up the pen. I was an early adopter, reading his first three novels, The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, and The Marching Season, upon publication in the pre-Sept 11th days and the pre-Gabriel Allon days. All three are fantastic but it would be The Kill Artist published in 2000 that would introduce readers to one of the most compelling characters in contemporary popular fiction, art restorer and Israeli intelligence operative Gabriel Allon. All twenty-three of Daniel Silva’s novels have been New York Times bestsellers to include his latest, The Order, which hit shelves last month. If you have yet to pick up a Daniel Silva novel, start at the beginning and enjoy!