By Daniel Silva, Harper, July 17, 2018, 0062834827

Daniel Silva has me hooked. I started pre-ordering his books. They read like historical fiction. The main character is an assassin, which is weird but compelling. His front is a world-class restoration artist, where he works on the great works. This novel doesn’t have him restoring anything, but he visits museums and discusses art.

[k3310] But it was Graham Seymour who found the next reference to Kim Philby’s mistress in the long-forgotten files of his father. It was contained in a telegraph dated November 3, 1962. Seymour dropped it triumphantly beneath Gabriel’s nose, like an undergraduate who had just proven the unprovable.

NOTE: Fun twist to include Philby’s mistress.