The New Girl

Version: Unabridged
Author: Daniel Silva
Narrator: George Guidall
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: HarperAudio
Published In: August 2019
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 USA Today  Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva, this summer's hottest thriller.
Now you see her.  Now you don't.  THE NEW GIRL.  A new thriller of deception, betrayal, and vengeance.
She was covered from head to toe in expensive wool and plaid, the sort of stuff one saw at the Burberry boutique in Harrods. She carried a leather bookbag rather than a nylon backpack. Her patent leather ballet slippers were glossy and bright. She was proper, the new girl, modest. But there was something else about her ...
At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful raven-haired girl who arrives each morning in a motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. In truth, her father is Khalid bin Mohammed, the much-maligned crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Once celebrated for his daring social and religious reforms, he is now reviled for his role in the murder of a dissident journalist. And when his only child is brutally kidnapped, he turns to the one man he can trust to find her before it is too late.
What's done cannot be undone ...
Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, has spent most of his life fighting terrorists, including the murderous jihadists financed by Saudi Arabia. Prince Khalid-or KBM, as he is known-has pledged to finally break the bond between the Kingdom and radical Islam. For that reason alone, Gabriel regards him as a valuable if flawed partner. Together they will become unlikely allies in a deadly secret war for control of the Middle East. The life of a child, and the throne of Saudi Arabia, hang in the balance. Both men have made their share of enemies. And both have everything to lose.
Filled with dark humor, breathtaking twists of plot, and an unforgettable cast of characters, The New Girl is both a thrilling, page-turning tale of entertainment and a sophisticated study of political alliances and great-power rivalries in a dangerous world. And it is once again proof that Gabriel Allon is "one of fiction's greatest spies" (Kirkus) and Daniel Silva is "quite simply the best" (Kansas City Star) writer of foreign intrigue and suspense at work today.

Reviews (5)

Written by Linda B. on September 25th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great great great Loved every minute of the story - George Guidall is the best Looking forward to another adventure thank u

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Written by Elisabetta W. on August 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I always look forward to the next Gabriel Allon spy and action. Once I start listening I know I will be hooked. I am also always impressed by Daniel Silva detailed accurate knowledge of the Middle East culture, traditions, and geography. All of his novels should be made into movies! Too good for everyone not to appreciate! The narrator is also awesome. He really brings the characters alive. Daniel Silvia is by far my favorite writer.

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Written by Debbi S. on August 3rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great story

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Written by Jason W. on July 23rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Daniel Silva's spy-novels, from characters to story-telling and down to the details are far superior to all of his contemporaries. Already anxiously awaiting the next story in this series. George Guidall is also my favorite narrator. He even makes lesser novels from uninspiring authors very entertaining to listen to.

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Written by Ellen M. on July 23rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Non-stop action and intrigue. A true Gabriel Allon story of love and betrayal in the middle east between centuries old enemies.

Author Details

Author Details

Silva, Daniel

He has been placed in the same category as John le Carré and Graham Greene. He has been called his generation’s finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Compelling, passionate, haunting, brilliant: these are the words that have been used to describe the work of Daniel Silva.

Silva burst onto the scene in 1997 with his electrifying bestselling debut, The Unlikely Spy, a novel of love and deception set around the Allied invasion of France in World War II. His second and third novels, The Mark of the Assassin and The Marching Season, were also instant New York Times bestsellers and starred two of Silva’s most memorable characters: CIA officer Michael Osbourne and international hit man Jean-Paul Delaroche. But it was Silva’s fourth novel, The Kill Artist, that would alter the course of his career. The novel featured a character described as one of the most memorable and compelling in contemporary fiction, the art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon, and though Silva did not realize it at the time, Gabriel’s adventures had only just begun. Gabriel Allon appeared in Silva’s next four novels, each one more successful than the last: The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, and Prince of Fire. The sixth Gabriel Allon novel, The Messenger, will be published in July 2006.

Silva knew from a very early age that he wanted to become a writer, but his first profession would be journalism. Born in Michigan, raised and educated in California, he was pursuing a master’s degree in international relations when he received a temporary job offer from United Press International to help cover the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Later that year Silva abandoned his studies and joined UPI fulltime, working first in San Francisco, then on the foreign desk in Washington, and finally as Middle East correspondent in Cairo and the Persian Gulf. In 1987, while covering the Iran-Iraq war, he met NBC correspondent Jamie Gangel. They were married later that year. Silva returned to Washington and went to work for CNN. In 1994 Jamie gave birth to a set of twins, Lily and Nicholas.

In 1995 he confessed to Jamie that his true ambition was to be a novelist. With her support and encouragement he secretly began work on the manuscript that would eventually become The Unlikely Spy. He left CNN in 1997 after the book’s successful publication and began writing full time. He continues to reside in Washington and when not writing he can usually be found roaming the stacks of the Georgetown University library, where he does much of the research for his books.

Though all of Silva’s books have been New York Times and national bestsellers, his success has not been limited to the United States. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages and have been published across Europe and around the world. He is currently at work on a new Gabriel Allon novel and warmly thanks all those friends and loyal readers who have helped to make the series a success.