The New Girl

The New Girl

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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She was covered from head to toe in expensive wool and plaid, the sort of stuff one saw at the Burberry boutique in Harrods. She carried a leather bookbag rather than a nylon backpack. Her patent leather ballet slippers were glossy and bright. She was proper, the new girl, modest. But there was something else about her ...At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful raven-haired girl who arrives each morning in a motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. In truth, her father is Khalid bin Mohammed, the much-maligned crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Once celebrated for his daring social and religious reforms, he is now reviled for his role in the murder of a dissident journalist. And when his only child is brutally kidnapped, he turns to the one man he can trust to find her before it is too late.What's done cannot be undone ...Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, has spent most of his life fighting terrorists, including the murderous jihadists financed by Saudi Arabia. Prince Khalid --or KBM, as he is known--has pledged to finally break the bond between the Kingdom and radical Islam. For that reason alone, Gabriel regards him as a valuable if flawed partner. Together they will become unlikely allies in a deadly secret war for control of the Middle East. The life of a child, and the throne of Saudi Arabia, hang in the balance. Both men have made their share of enemies. And both have everything to lose. Filled with dark humor, breathtaking twists of plot, and an unforgettable cast of characters, The New Girl is both a thrilling, page-turning tale of entertainment and a sophisticated study of political alliances and great-power rivalries in a dangerous world.
Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins, 2019
ISBN: 9780062834898
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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pterry25
Aug 17, 2019

Loads of fun. Some scenes were drawn from actual events. Silva pulls in characters from earlier novels. A lot of fun to read. It moves quickly. Can't wait for the next one.

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deborahmyers1
Aug 15, 2019

Good Silva...have read all except Mark of the Assassin.

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Noskates
Aug 15, 2019

I Gabriel Allon series, yet this one seems to be ghostwritten. The prose is more open, not the taut, terse Silva style to which I am accustomed. When did Allon ever wisecrack? Even so, thoroughly enjoyed.

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katroh
Aug 07, 2019

Another good story! I think one of his best. Daniel Silva has really kept the quality of the Gabriel Allon series up to par or more.

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USAF1969
Jul 26, 2019

I never want Daniel Silva's books to end. They are so rooted in recent current events and seem so real, it's hard to separate fact and fiction (although Silva has an extensive clarification of which is fact and which is his imagination at the end - a must read). THE NEW GIRL has a great, well presented plot with lots of subplots thrown in. As usual Gabriel Allon is moving around the globe at a breakneck pace - Israel, Europe, and the USA as usual - but the plot lines cover events in Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia as well. No spoilers from me, but an added attraction to this book is the reintroduction of two characters seen earlier in the Allon series. That makes for a fun read, but the auld-lang-syne involved has both good and bad parts. We can only hope his scenarios remain fiction. The ending of the book is very abrupt, more so that usual, and really leaves the reader hanging out there. Which, of course, just means it's the beginning of the next book in the series. Great read!

debwalker Jul 25, 2019

White hot summer read. At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. She is not. And then she is brutally kidnapped......

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7626dee
Jul 21, 2019

Surprised Silva puts a humanizing spin on a Medieval Royal family in the tragic kingdom. I lived in Saudi Arabia for 7 years and found the society to be firmly planted in the Middle ages. Individually many Saudis are very nice people, the Royal family-dangerous despots. Silva needs to spend some time in all the countries of the Middle East today- they are changing rapidly and not for the better.

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weisshorn
Feb 28, 2019

Will this new Daniel Silva book be available in Large Print?

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