in conversation with Lisa Scottoline
Fri., July 21st • 5:00pm PT
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller with this action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.
“A world-class practitioner of spy fiction.”—Washington Post
Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with twenty-two thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring the “much-loved Gabriel Allon” (Booklist). Silva’s ingenious plotting—based on his superior knowledge of geopolitical events—have taken the art restorer and former spy around the globe and back, from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East.
Silva returns with another blockbuster—The Collector—a powerhouse novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination—that will thrill his multitudes of steadfast fans and growing legions of admirers.
Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, The Heist, The English Spy, The Black Widow, House of Spies, The Other Woman, The New Girl, The Order, The Cellist, and Portrait of an Unknown Woman. He is best known for his long-running thriller series starring spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon. Silva’s books are critically acclaimed bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than thirty languages. He resides in Florida with his wife, television journalist Jamie Gangel, and their twins, Lily and Nicholas.
Lisa Scottoline is the number-one bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of thirty-five novels. A former President of Mystery Writers of America, she has thirty million copies of her books in print and has been published in thirty-five countries. Her books have been optioned for film and TV, and she has also co-authored a series of humorous memoirs with her daughter, novelist Francesca Serritella. A former lawyer, Scottoline taught a course she developed, “Justice & Fiction,” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives on a farm outside Philadelphia with an array of disobedient pets.
“Silva provides plenty of thrills. . . . A smart summer escape.” -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Just because Gabriel retired doesn’t mean that his story ends. . . . This battle is no less thrilling than those he fought as a spy. And the sneaky twist at the end puts the icing on the cake. You won’t see it coming.” -Bookreporter.com
“Stylish, sophisticated, and ingeniously plotted, Portrait of an Unknown Woman is a wildly entertaining journey through the dirty side of the art world. . . . From its elegant opening passage to the shocking twists of its climax, the novel is a tour de force of storytelling and among the finest pieces of heist fiction ever written. And it is still more proof that, when it comes to international intrigue and suspense, Daniel Silva has no equal.” -UChicago Arts
“Silva is that rarity of rarities, a writer whose stories just keep getting better.”— -Huffington Post
Daniel Silva - photo courtesy of the publicist; Lisa Scottoline - photo courtesy of Jeff Wojtaszek 2020