From #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva comes a stunning new thriller of deception, betrayal, and vengeance. Mirroring recent events in the news, The New Girl s both a thrilling, page-turning tale of entertainment and a sophisticated study of political alliances and great-power rivalries in a dangerous world.
At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful raven-haired, proper, modest new 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.
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.
DANIEL SILVA has been called his generation’s finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever, and his brilliant hero, Gabriel Allon--art restorer, assassin, spy-- has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents.. A former journalist and television producer, Silva has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and television programs on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, NPR, CNN and MSNBC to discuss his books as well as issues in the news. He is the award-winning, number #1 New York Timesbestselling author of books including The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, The Heist, The English Spy, The Black Widow, House of Spies, and The Other Woman.