The Cellist - Daniel Silva

The Cellist Summary

Written By Daniel Silva

Readers Score: 3.5/5
Rated by 1,499 Readers

The Cellist Book Summary


#1 New York Times Bestseller

“The pace of “The Cel­list” never slack­ens as its ac­tion vol­leys from Zurich to Tel Aviv to Paris and be­yond. Mr. Silva tells his story with zest, wit and su­perb tim­ing, and he en­gi­neers enough sur­prises to star­tle even the most at­ten­tive reader.“—Wall Street Journal

From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a timely and explosive new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon.

Viktor Orlov had a longstanding appointment with death. Once Russia’s richest man, he now resides in splendid exile in London, where he has waged a tireless crusade against the authoritarian kleptocrats who have seized control of the Kremlin. His mansion in Chelsea’s exclusive Cheyne Walk is one of the most heavily protected private dwellings in London. Yet somehow, on a rainy summer evening, in the midst of a global pandemic, Russia’s vengeful president finally manages to cross Orlov’s name off his kill list.

Before him was the receiver from his landline telephone, a half-drunk glass of red wine, and a stack of documents.…

The documents are contaminated with a deadly nerve agent. The Metropolitan Police determine that they were delivered to Orlov’s home by one of his employees, a prominent investigative reporter from the anti-Kremlin Moskovskaya Gazeta. And when the reporter slips from London hours after the killing, MI6 concludes she is a Moscow Center assassin who has cunningly penetrated Orlov’s formidable defenses.

But Gabriel Allon, who owes his very life to Viktor Orlov, believes his friends in British intelligence are dangerously mistaken. His desperate search for the truth will take him from London to Amsterdam and eventually to Geneva, where a private intelligence service controlled by a childhood friend of the Russian president is using KGB-style “active measures” to undermine the West from within. Known as the Haydn Group, the unit is plotting an unspeakable act of violence that will plunge an already divided America into chaos and leave Russia unchallenged. Only Gabriel Allon, with the help of a brilliant young woman employed by the world’s dirtiest bank, can stop it.

Elegant and sophisticated, provocative and daring, The Cellist explores one of the preeminent threats facing the West today—the corrupting influence of dirty money wielded by a revanchist and reckless Russia. It is at once a novel of hope and a stark warning about the fragile state of democracy. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva is regarded as his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue.

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The Cellist is a Mysteries & Thrillers book, written By Daniel Silva. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 3.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 1,499 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Should have called it the Anti-Trumpist

    By An avid former reader
    I really loved all of his other books in this series for his ability to intertwine spy craft, arts and Jewish history. This book could have been titled The Anti-Trumpist for its extremely biased and gratuitous anti Trump tirades, regardless of which political party you belong to.
  • The Cellist

    By Tiho-JB
    Hysterical wokeness killed this novel. Mr. Silva had me worried he was going woke in “The Order” but after the end of this book, I’m done. I’ve faithfully and eagerly read every Gabriel Allon novel, many more than once, but what a disappointment. It’s like he had CNN ghost-writing the end of the novel. I wish I could get my money back.
  • Classic Daniel Silva

    By deltad46
    I enjoyed the book up until the political commentary regarding the past and present presidents. I read for entertainment and to escape MSM news and commentary.


  • fantastic

    By McP31
    Ignore the Trump trolls getting their panties in a twist. Silva delivers again and nails Donnies failures to the wall where they belong. No POTUS should ever have his name on a flag, brainwashed ninnies. Great book.
  • Save your money

    By mtnwriter
    Rushed , thrown together and appears to be a pathetic attempt to curry favor with the political class currently in power. Terrible ending, unrealistic, in my opinion the death knell for this series.
  • Cellist

    By O'Seay
    I am through with Daniel Sylvia.
  • Misadventure

    By Ics101010
    I was completely disappointed with this book. I am not sure why the author went on a political diatribe. It appears the author has run out of creativity when it comes to writing this series since much of the novel recaps the former books, when he wasn’t reiterating CNN or DNC talking points. I had pre ordered this book, which is something I will never do again. Nor will I ever read another one of Mr. Silva’s books. Goodbye Mr. Allon
  • Politicizing

    By The Pesident
    A shame Mr. Silva’s latest entertaining Gabriel Allon novel degenerated into biased political commentary. It’s hard to understand why he would decide to alienate half the U.S. population. I’ll miss reading future Allon escapades!
  • SUCH a disappointment!

    By Missknitsalot
    This book didn’t even deserve the one star rating I gave it. I’ve read every book by Daniel Silva and love the character of Gabriel Allon. But this was such a one sided hodge pudge of political garbage I could barely finish it. To say it was contrived is an understatement. It’s time to put up your pen Mr. Silva. Half of America voted for Mr. Trump because we were disgusted with those you champion as protectors of Democracy tearing our country apart at the seams. Mr. Trump was not perfect, but nor was he a pawn of Russia. You should have stuck to the character of Gabriel Alon and his associates and stop trying to proselytize your particular view of politics.
  • Crash and Burn

    By jmarkman 55
    As a long time fan of this series I am incredibly disappointed with this edition. If Silva would have stopped after the rescue of the heroine it would have been a pretty good book BUT NO; he seemingly turned the writing over to CNN hacks who went on deranged right wing white supremacy rampage. We read novels to escape the day to day trials and tribulations not having them jammed back at us in a fictional story.
  • The cellist

    By d epp
    My Israeli-American friends and I felt cheapened and betrayed that our escape into fiction was perverted to political commentary. And a poorly researched and biased one at that. The author should be ashamed to be stoking the fires of hate and division for profit.
  • Too Bad

    By jus' sayin'
    You just lost 70% of your readers. As always, you have written a good story and have wonderfully described some of the most beautiful spots in Europe. Unfortunately, your political opinions don’t work for the majority of your readers and polluted this book. The real Israelis hated Obama and loved Trump, you idiot.