The Rembrandt Affair

Daniel Silva, Author, Phil Gigante, Performed by
Daniel Silva, read by Phil Gigante, Brilliance, unabridged, 10 CDs, 11.5 hrs., $36.99 ISBN 978-1-4233-2815-5
Reviewed on: 10/25/2010
Release date: 07/01/2010
Silva's spy, assassin, and art-restoring protagonist, Gabriel Allon, returns in a fresh—and thrilling—international adventure. When an art restorer friend is killed and the Rembrandt painting he was working on stolen, Allon is lured out of a self-imposed retirement to investigate the crime. As the complex plot flips and twists from one country to the next, Phil Gigante keeps the plot moving forward with a calm, thoughtful reading that coils around the reader. His characters are perfectly drawn; the suspense, taut; and each individual is rendered distinctly: his reading of a Holocaust survivor's remembrance of being a little girl hiding from the Nazis is particularly effective and moving. A Putnam hardcover. (Aug.)
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