Gabriel Allon, the master art restorer and sometime officer of Israeli intelligence is sent to Amsterdam for what appears to be a routine assignment. But once in Amsterdam, Gabriel soon discovers a conspiracy of terror festering in the city's Islamic underground, a plot that is about to explode on the other side of the English Channel, in the middle of London. The plot is to kidnap Elizabeth Halton, the daughter of the American ambassador to the Court of St. James's, Gabriel arrives too late to save her. Working with the British Secret Service, MI5 and MI6 and American intelligence, Gabriel begins a desperate search for the missing woman as the clock ticks steadily toward the hour of her execution. It will take him from Amsterdam to Germany to the very end of Denmark and finally back to Westminster Abbey, London, on Christmas Day. A fantastic read, I raced through the pages of this Daniel Silva book. On to the next!!!