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The Best Daniel Silva Books

Updated September 3, 2021 920 votes 418 voters 29.9k views24 items

List RulesVote for the Daniel Silva novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Daniel Silva books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Daniel Silva is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Silva's thriller and espionage novels are some of the best and any fan of crime fiction would enjoy them. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Daniel Silva who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list is made up of a variety of books, including The Fallen Angel and The Unlikely Spy. What are Daniel Silva's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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    The Unlikely Spy is a 1996 spy novel written by Daniel Silva, set during World War II. While some of the characters and events are fictional, the book is based on the real-life attempt by the Allies to use British intelligence to cover up the true plans for D-Day. The deception plan was called Operation Fortitude, and Double Cross also played a role. Specifically, the book has a backdrop....  more
    • Author: Daniel Silva
    • First Published: 1996
    • Genres (Book): Crime Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
    • Original Language: English Language
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    A Death in Vienna is a novel by Daniel Silva that features the character Gabriel Allon. This book finds Allon traveling to Vienna where he searches for the truth behind the bombing of an old friend.

    • Author: Daniel Silva
    • First Published: 2004-02-23
    • Genres (Book): Crime Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Spy fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
  • The Kill Artist is a 2000 spy novel by American author Daniel Silva. It's the first book featuring Gabriel Allon. The Kill Artist was released in the UK on 20 June 2002....  more
    • Author: Daniel Silva
    • First Published: 2000
    • Subjects: Espionage, Middle East, Suspense, Adventure, Terrorism
    • Genres (Book): Suspense, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
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    Moscow Rules is one of Daniel Silva's spy novels. Featuring Gabriel Allon as a spy/assassin who works undercover as an art restorer, Moscow Rules explores the world of a rising Russia. The villain is a rich Russian oligarch who is a weapons dealer. The title is based on the Cold War rules in which CIA agents were trained when operating against the Soviet Union, known as the "Moscow Rules" — for example, "Don't look back, you are never alone"....  more
    • Author: Daniel Silva
    • First Published: 2008
    • Subjects: Terrorism
    • Genres (Book): Crime Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Spy fiction
    • Original Language: English Language