Gabriel Allon has been hailed by critics as "one of the most intriguing heroes in any thriller series" (The Philadelphia Inquirer), an enigmatic and brilliant secret operative "with skills that would make James Bond weep" (The Dallas Morning News). But when a young British woman vanishes without a trace on the island of Corsica, Gabriel is thrust into a deadly game of shadows where nothing is what it seems-and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth. You have seven days, or the girl dies... Madeline Hart is a rising star in Britain's governing party: beautiful, intelligent, driven by an impoverished childhood to succeed. But she is also a woman with a dark secret; she is the lover of Prime Minister Jonathan Lancaster. Somehow, her kidnappers have learned of the affair, and they intend to make the British leader pay dearly for his sins. Fearful of scandal that will destroy his career, Lancaster decides to handle the matter privately rather than involve the British police. It is a risky gambit, not only for the prime minister but also for the operative who will conduct the search. But, then, dangerous assignments filled with political peril are nothing new to Gabriel Allon. With the clock ticking steadily toward the hour of Madeline's execution, Gabriel embarks on a desperate attempt to bring her home safely. His mission takes him from the criminal underworld of Marseilles, to an isolated valley in the mountains of Provence, to the stately if faded corridors of power in London-and, finally, to a pulse-pounding climax in Moscow, a city of violence and spies where there is a long list of men who wish Gabriel dead. The English Girl will hold readers spellbound from its opening pages until the true motives behind Madeline's disappearance are revealed in the novel's shocking climax. It is a timely reminder that, in today's world, money often matters more than ideology. And it proves once again why Daniel Silva has been called his generation's finest writer of suspense and foreign intrigue.