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The New Girl by Daniel Silva

The New Girl

Daniel Silva

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Imprint: Harper
Publisher: Harper
Publication date: 16 Jul 2019
ISBN: 9780062834836
4 stars out of 5
Adam LeBor
30 Aug 2019

"The New Girl is the 19th outing for the Israeli spymaster and is as enjoyable as ev"

Allon ages in something like real time over the series, which brings a useful topicality. In The New Girl he is entangled with Saudi Arabia as he tries to rescue the kidnapped daughter of Khalid bin Mohammed, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Bin Mohammed was a reformer but is now reviled after the gruesome death of a dissident journalist. Sound familiar? Silva is enjoying himself, playing with the form, but there are also some sharp exchanges. “You were supposed to be different, Khalid,” laments Allon. “You were supposed to be the one who was going to change the Middle East and the Islamic world.”