by Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon is an artist, restoring valuable pieces of art. He is also a retired Israeli spy who travels with his wife, Chiara. On one of his trips to England, he spots a possible suicide bomber and follows him with the intent of killing him before the detonator is pressed. Just before he pulls the trigger, he is tackled by British police and the bomber kills eighteen innocent people. Gabriel is pardoned for his attempt of murder only by working with the CIA to put a stop to terrorism. He must convince Nadia, the daughter of the terriorist Gabriel killed 5 years earlier, to help them discover who the head man is. Portrait of a Spy is number eleven in the Gabriel Allon Series.