The Kill Artist Now that relations with our ex-Cold War foes are somewhat more warm and fuzzy, what's the writer of an international thriller to do? Silva, in… The Kill Artist Now that relations with our ex-Cold War foes are somewhat more warm and fuzzy, what's the writer of an international thriller to do? Silva, in… Fiction Mystery and Thriller
Book Review

THE KILL ARTIST

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Writer: Daniel Silva; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

Now that relations with our ex-Cold War foes are somewhat more warm and fuzzy, what's the writer of an international thriller to do? Silva, in his fourth novel, comes up with a snazzy solution, pitting a Zionist assassin against a fervent Palestinian killer. While the two chase each other around the globe, Silva -- who has clearly done his homework -- manages to present both sides of the Arab/Israeli conflict without slowing down the novel's frenetic pace. A dramatic showdown introducing Yasir Arafat as a speaking character seems a bit over-the-top, but that hiccup aside, Silva offers up pure political popcorn. B+

Originally posted Jan 12, 2001 Published in issue #577 Jan 12, 2001 Order article reprints
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