This may be the fastest I ever posted a book "review" on here, but just finished it ... wrote my little write-up on Goodreads... and really there is not much to say, that I just decided to go ahead and posted here... and, once again, not in the order read... still have 5 books before this one that still need to get on here! How does that always happen?! Oh well... here you go...
I have rather questionable timing when it comes to reading these Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon novels. Last time, and prior to a trip to Italy (including Rome), I read about the Vatican getting blown-up and here, with The Secret Servant, I found myself delving into a book about a London terror attack just days before the start of the 2012 Olympics. While it is a world of fiction, Silva always has it based enough in reality -- and potential reality -- to be unsettling.
As I say in most reviews here that are from a series, this book is review-proof. Here we are at Book 7 (confession: I "started" with Book 3) and I can not imagine that there is anything to say that will encourage/discourage anyone from reading this particular installment (tho I hate that kind of "power"/pressure anyhow!). But kudos to Silva for maintaining a high quality and being consistently interesting in a continuing series such as this, let alone the repetitive nature of the spy/thriller genre (i.e. Do you ever really wonder if Gabriel will survive? I didn't think so).
Solid and dependable, as always!