Sunday, April 29, 2012

Book Giveaway: Portrait of A Spy by Daniel Silva



 “Silva’s thrillers bring readers the best of all spy worlds. The action roars along, touching down in both glamorous settings and godforsaken outposts … for readers who crave both deft characterization and old-fashioned, spy-novel action.”    — Booklist

 “A world-class practitioner of spy fiction.”
   — Washington Post
“Silva reaches the pinnacle of world-class spy thriller writing.”
-The Denver Post

“Of those writing spy novels today, Daniel Silva is quite simply the best.”
-The Kansas City Star




 With uncanny prescience, #1 New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Silva’s latest thriller, PORTRAIT OF A SPY (Harper Mass Market paperback; on sale: February 21, 2012; $9.99), seems ripped from tomorrow’s headlines.  Loaded with brilliant intrigue and riveting up-to-the minute detail about the world of intelligence, PORTRAIT OF A SPY is fiction but it could not be timelier. A former journalist and television producer, Daniel Silva has always possessed a remarkable ability to catch history in the act and write a compelling page-turner that entertains as well as enlightens. In short, this is the master of espionage at his best.
For Gabriel and his wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London—a visit to a gallery in St. James’s to authenticate a newly discovered painting by Titian. But a pair of deadly bombings in Paris and Copenhagen has already marred this autumn day. And while walking toward Covent Garden, Gabriel notices a man he believes is another suicide bomber about to carry out a third attack. Before Gabriel can draw his weapon, he is knocked to the pavement and can only watch as the nightmare unfolds.
Haunted by his failure to stop the massacre of innocents, Gabriel returns to his isolated cottage on the cliffs of Cornwall, until a summons brings him to Washington and he is drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror. At the center of the threat is an American-born cleric in Yemen to whom Allah has granted “a beautiful and seductive tongue.” A gifted deceiver, who was once a paid CIA asset, the mastermind is plotting a new wave of attacks.
Gabriel and his team devise a daring plan to destroy the network of death from the inside, a gambit fraught with risk, both personal and professional. To succeed, Gabriel must reach into his violent past. A woman waits there—a reclusive heiress and art collector who can traverse the murky divide between Islam and the West. She is the daughter of an old enemy, a woman joined to Gabriel by a trail of blood.
Set against the disparate worlds of art and intelligence, PORTRAIT OF A SPY moves swiftly from the corridors of power in Washington to the glamorous auction houses of New York and London to the unforgiving landscape of the Saudi desert. Featuring a climax that will leave readers haunted long after they turn the final page, this deeply entertaining story is also a breathtaking portrait of courage in the face of unspeakable evil—and Daniel Silva’s most extraordinary novel to date.

Daniel Silva is the award-winning #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 and Portrait of a Spy.  His books are published in more than 30 countries and are bestsellers around the world. He serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and  is married to NBC News Today National Correspondent Jamie Gangel. They live in Washington D.C. with their two children, Lily and Nicholas. 

And now for the book giveaway!  The giveaway is for a paperback version of the book.  Thanks to Eliza from Media Connect for making this giveaway possible.  Here are a few rules:

1)  The giveaway runs from April 29th, midnight est time to May 11th, midnight, est time.  
2)  The giveaway is only open to US and Canada residents.
3)  You must leave a valid email address.
4)  The winner will be notified by email.  They must email their snail mail address to me within 48 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen.
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6)  For two extra entries - Post about the giveaway on your blog.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting this giveaway, Yvonne. I'm a follower of your blog and will post this in my blog's sidebar.



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