Gabriel Allon series - Daniel Silva

Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Sadison Bummedgarner, May 8, 2012.

  1. Bar None

    Bar None Maintaining Integrity

    Read Moscow Rules first, the seventh in the series, followed by the sequel, The Defector. I'm now caught up through The Prince of Fire and am currently reading The Messenger. Has anyone else read this series?
     
  2. Blackterno

    Blackterno Well-Known Member
    TMB OG
    Penn State Nittany LionsPhiladelphia Phillies

    I've read the entire Gabriel Allon series. They are all good and I look forward to the next one.If you like the Allon series check our the Vince Flynn series featuring the character Mitch Rapp and the Brad Thor series featuring Scot Harvath. Both are excellent although the Rapp books are the better of the two.

    I've started the Lee Child series with the recurring character Jack Reacher. it is very good thus far.
     
    GregReid5 likes this.
  3. Bar None

    Bar None Maintaining Integrity

    Al_Bundy, thank you for the recommendations. I'll look for the Flynn series when I'm through with The Messenger.
     
  4. football501

    football501 I once ate a Twix with the wrapper on it
    TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersKansas City RoyalsEvertonAvengersUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Read all of the ones mentioned except Reacher, only one of those. Like them Rapp, Allon, Harvath.
     
  5. BlazingRebel

    BlazingRebel Dog Crew Founder Migraine Connoisseur
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideUSA RugbyAtlanta BravesWashington CapitalsBaltimore Ravens

    Out of all of them Reacher is by far my favorite fictional bad ass.
    Ted Bell with his British protagonist Alex Hawke is a very good series as well.
     
    Iron Mickey likes this.
  6. football501

    football501 I once ate a Twix with the wrapper on it
    TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersKansas City RoyalsEvertonAvengersUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Like Hawke a lot as well. I need to get on the Reacher books.
     
    BlazingRebel likes this.
  7. BlazingRebel

    BlazingRebel Dog Crew Founder Migraine Connoisseur
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideUSA RugbyAtlanta BravesWashington CapitalsBaltimore Ravens

    :beerchug: I have the first 15 Reacher novels on Kindle. You will not be disappointed, but then when you see that Tom Cruise was picked to play Jack Reacher in easily my favorite novel One Shot you will be just as pissed the fuck off as we are.
     
  8. Blackterno

    Blackterno Well-Known Member
    TMB OG
    Penn State Nittany LionsPhiladelphia Phillies

    You have to be fucking kidding me....Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher??? They do realize that Reacher is a 6'5 220 lb former MP ass kicker right?What a failure of an actor selection. Mark Wahlberg maybe. Maybe Gerard Butler or Jeremy Renner. Hell...I'd rather see Dwayne Johnson than Tom Cruise.
     
    BlazingRebel likes this.
  9. BlazingRebel

    BlazingRebel Dog Crew Founder Migraine Connoisseur
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideUSA RugbyAtlanta BravesWashington CapitalsBaltimore Ravens

    Yeah it is complete and utter bullshit. He is literally the last actor on the planet I would think to play Reacher. Fuck Hollywood.
     
  10. prd3280

    prd3280 New Member

    Just wanted to let you guys know that the new Daniel Silva book (Fallen Angel) was released today. Another good series for those of you that like the Vince Flynn, Scott Harvath books is the Gray Man series.
     
  11. Blackterno

    Blackterno Well-Known Member
    TMB OG
    Penn State Nittany LionsPhiladelphia Phillies

    The English Spy (Gabriel Allon # 15) is out and it is excellent.
     
  12. Blackterno

    Blackterno Well-Known Member
    TMB OG
    Penn State Nittany LionsPhiladelphia Phillies

    The Black Widow was released today. I already have it if anyone wants the epub.
     
  13. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey is this thing on?
    Donor TMB OG
    Arkansas RazorbacksSouth Carolina GamecocksReal MadridReal Salt Lake

    I read Moscow Rules on a plane and enjoyed it. Can't say I ever picked up another, though.
     
  14. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey is this thing on?
    Donor TMB OG
    Arkansas RazorbacksSouth Carolina GamecocksReal MadridReal Salt Lake

    I read Tsar also on a plane and none others. Worth it?
     
  15. Blackterno

    Blackterno Well-Known Member
    TMB OG
    Penn State Nittany LionsPhiladelphia Phillies

    The Ted Bell books are all really good.

    As are the Ben Coes books.
     
    Iron Mickey likes this.
  16. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

    This series has been on my list for years. Finally started it. Halfway through The Kill Artist and can't put it down.
     
  17. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

    A year and a half later, I only have 2 more books left. Just finished The Black Widow. Was my favorite in a long time. Excited for the next book. Quite the cliff hanger.
     
    football501 and Blackterno like this.
  18. football501

    football501 I once ate a Twix with the wrapper on it
    TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersKansas City RoyalsEvertonAvengersUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Did you read House of Spies and The Other Woman yet? Really liked both.
     
  19. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

    Yes Im all caught up. Spies was great, but didnt like Other Woman as much.
     
    football501 likes this.
  20. football501

    football501 I once ate a Twix with the wrapper on it
    TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersKansas City RoyalsEvertonAvengersUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Yeah, the Saladin arc was better. Seemed like OW is a set up story, it did send me down a Cold War spy Wikipedia hole though, which was enjoyable
     
    Truman likes this.
  21. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

    Have you read the Red Sparrow trilogy?
     
  22. football501

    football501 I once ate a Twix with the wrapper on it
    TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersKansas City RoyalsEvertonAvengersUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    I haven’t
     
  23. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

    I cant recommend it enough. It's amazing.
     
    Blackterno and football501 like this.
  24. football501

    football501 I once ate a Twix with the wrapper on it
    TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersKansas City RoyalsEvertonAvengersUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    I’ll check it out next
     
  25. football501

    football501 I once ate a Twix with the wrapper on it
    TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersKansas City RoyalsEvertonAvengersUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    So just finished the trilogy. What a thrill ride, my goodness.
     
    Blackterno and Truman like this.
  26. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

    The New Girl was released this week. Started today
     
    football501 and Blackterno like this.
  27. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

    Spoiler - Jess, Schmidt, Nick ect are not in this book so far
     
    The Blackfish likes this.
  28. Truman

    Truman Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Missouri TigersSt. Louis CardinalsChicago BullsSt. Louis BluesEverton

    It was really good. I thought the last book was pretty forgettable . Any storyline that involves russian double agents has a high bar to cross set by Red Sparrow

    This book was a great bounce back

    He wrote about it in the forward but having to rewrite most of the book must have sucked
     
    Blackterno likes this.
  29. Blackterno

    Blackterno Well-Known Member
    TMB OG
    Penn State Nittany LionsPhiladelphia Phillies

    I just finished The New Girl. I thought it was excellent. Silva really does a great job here and is keeping the series moving ahead well.
     
    football501 likes this.