Daniel Silva Announces His Next Gabriel Allon Thriller (with Details)

Spread the word, because on July 19th, 2022, Gabriel Allon is back in Portrait of an Unknown Woman, the latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva.

Allon, the once wayward son of Israeli intelligence turned chief of the Office, first starred in the novel The Kill Artist (2000). Since then, over the last twenty-two years, he’s become one of the most celebrated and recognized characters in fiction, read by everyone from former presidents to celebrities alike. Most recently, he appeared in Silva’s The Cellist (2021), which followed Allon as he traveled from London to Amsterdam to Geneva in search of a shadowy cabal hellbent on further dividing America through unspeakable acts of violence.

That book received rave reviews from the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, the Today Show, and countless other media outlets on its way to dominating the ‘Times list over the summer. Weaving in a timely thread that felt almost too close to home for comfort, many readers were left wondering what’s next for Gabriel . . . and now, we finally have an answer thanks to this morning’s announcement that came via the author’s official newsletter.

Check out the plot details below.


#1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva delivers another stunning thriller in his latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.

A gripping story of deception in the world of international fine art. Restorer and spy Gabriel Allon embarks on a dangerous hunt across Europe for the secret behind the forgery of a 17th century masterpiece that has fooled experts and exchanged hands for millions. Bestselling author Daniel Silva follows up his acclaimed #1 New York Times bestsellers The Cellist, The Order and The New Girl with this stunning new novel.



Daniel Silva is the award-winning, #1  New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely SpyThe Mark of the AssassinThe Marching SeasonThe Kill ArtistThe English AssassinThe ConfessorA Death in ViennaPrince of FireThe MessengerThe Secret ServantMoscow RulesThe DefectorThe Rembrandt AffairPortrait of a SpyThe Fallen AngelThe English GirlThe Heist, The English Spy, The Black Widow, House of Spies, The Other Woman, The New Girl, and The Order.  He is best known for his long-running thriller series starring spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon. Silva’s books are critically acclaimed bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages. He resides in Florida with his wife, television journalist Jamie Gangel, and their twins, Lily and Nicholas. For more information visit www.danielsilvabooks.com.

Fans excited to get their hands on Portrait of an Unknown Woman can now pre-order their copy wherever books are sold.


Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. Additionally, he co-hosts ThrillerTalk, a new podcast with K.J. Howe. His debut thriller, FIELDS OF FIRE, comes out on August 2, 2022.  For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.



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