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review The Kill Artist 103 é Gabriel Allon had a simple but brutal job he tracked down and eliminated Israel's terrorist enemies But when his wife and son fell victim to the danger that accompanied him everywhere Gabriel uit and devoted himself to the work of art restoration an occupation that had previously been a cover for his secret assignments Now Ari Shamron Ience to thwart a Palestinian plot to destroy the peace negotiations in the Middle East The architect of this plot a Palestinian zealot named Tari is a lethal part of Gabriel's past so as the two begin an intercontinental game of hide and seek with life and death as the prizes the motives are as personal as they are politicalThe story features a vivid and fascinating supporting cast including the magus like. Felt like things had been done before Nothing grabbed meThe story was ok but several minor things bothered me so I’ll list them belowWhen I finished this I thought huh the hero didn’t do anything heroic and he did not solve the bad guy problem The good action was done by another Ok but that kind of let me down not much hero development hereThroughout the book the good guys were not doing smart things which made it less fun to root for them In a few scenes the bad guys came out ahead due to luck For example the bad guy dresses as a waiter to get into a meeting of dignitaries The front door guard let him in even though his name was not on the list because the bad guy said they told me they needed extra staff A guard let him into a private room because the bad guy said one of the top aids told me to bring this food When the bad guy was in the kitchen the boss of the waiters gave him work to do The boss should have known who his employees were He paid them The boss did not even ask where he came from This was too easy using luck I was disappointed the following was not shown A woman was being trained as an agent She was told to figure out who was following her She reported three people and was wrong Next time she reported three people and was right I wanted to see what she saw and why she concluded what she didBecause a woman loved Gabriel she did amazing things for him I wanted to see him reciprocate some kind of feeling for her but he showed no feelings That was a let down It made him less sympatheticSomething unexpected was revealed at the end It was uickly told It was a neat surprise The details behind that could have been a good story Not reuired but I wanted to know I did not care for the narrator George Guidall He made Gabriel the hero sound like a clerk or librarian It didn’t fit the sexy macho agent And he made the bad guy sound wimpy Other parts were ok but overall his voice was not as good for me as other narratorsDATANarrative mode 3rd person Unabridged audiobook length 11 hrs and 34 mins Swearing language strong but rarely used Sexual language moderate Number of sex scenes 9 briefly and vaguely described not much detail Setting around 2000 various places including England Europe Mid East Canada and US Book copyright 2000 Genre spy suspense thriller

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Gabriel Allon had a simple but brutal job he tracked down and eliminated Israel's terrorist enemies But when his wife and son fell victim to the danger that accompanied him everywhere Gabriel uit and devoted himself to the work of art restoration an occupation that had previously been a cover for his secret assignments Now Ari Shamron the head of Israeli intelligence needs Gabriel's particular kind of exper. Eh Kind of an ordinary spy thriller one I might have appreciated had I read it 15 20 years ago when I was less jadedLike many of this genre you have a good and troubled guy who works for Israeli intelligence working with his stunningly beautiful and capable heroine with whom he has a complicated of course relationship And of course you have the bad guys who are always one step ahead of the good guys but then the good guys catch up but then the bad guys catch on etc etc This book was surprisingly hard to get into for a book of its genre The first section jumped rapidly between characters and settings and you never really felt like you were getting to know anyone or like anything resembling a story had started Once the story did start to move I was a little put off by some of the cliches I will say though that the book tried to take an evenhanded look at the situation in the Middle East and express the victimization claims on both sides Although there were clear good guys and bad guys among the book's characters the book did a good job of complicating that distinction when it came to history and politicsSo in that sense the book was perhaps a cut above but overall nothing special as far as I was concerned People do seem to like this series though so I'm open to the possibility that the books improve over subseuent volumes

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The Kill ArtistAri Shamron a beautiful French Jewish model who is seeking retribution for her family's death in the Holocaust and a marvelously comic down at the heels London art dealer Set these colorful and varied characters against a brilliant background of political intrigue and vengeance at the highest levels and a manhunt that covers three continents and the result is a smart and electrically exciting global thrill. I’ve heard good things about this series and I was not disappointed Very enjoyable Lots of action and twists I’m glad I starts this series