The English Girl is installment #13 in the continuing adventures of Israeli spy Gabriel Allon. The book starts very slooowly with too much time spent recapping but settles down once Gabriel was on the road. The book took an interesting twist halfway through (but the spoiler tag doesn't appear to be working)
While I enjoyed a pleasant evening with Daniel Silva, when he visited my community as part of the book release tour, in general The English Girl left me feeling that this series has passed its peak. The urgency and immediacy of the danger of the earlier books wasn't quite there. While I expect that his publisher and perhaps his other fans won't let him, I'd be eager to see Mr. Silva turn his talents to a new direction.