Spymaster Daniel Silva’s latest release, The Fallen Angel, features former Israeli agent and assassin Gabriel Allon. (Allon was called “one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series” by The Philadelphia Inquirer.) The story starts in Vatican City, where Allon is restoring a Caravaggio masterpiece for the church. But almost as soon as he starts, a woman is found dead inside St. Peter’s Basilica, and Allon is tapped to handle the matter. Who is she? Was it suicide or murder? Allon’s hunt for the truth takes him back into the world of spies and thieves he thought he had left behind — and face to face with an old enemy hell-bent on revenge.
Silva, a New York Times best-selling author who looks every bit as dashing and mysterious as his protagonist, is in Houston today to discuss and sign The Fallen Angel. 2 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet.
Sun., July 22, 2 p.m., 2012