Now I do not write book reviews, but I do rate the books I read and Silva's books are all five stars. I was fortunate enough to have read an advance copy of 'The House of Spies' and now I have my own autographed copy.
My very first paying job was in the book department for the J. L. Hudson Company in downtown Detroit. I've always loved reading. I've had a few autographed books in the past, but gave them away. This one is going no place but on the shelf.
Mr. Silva was very entertaining. You may have heard that his Gabriel Allon series of books (there are now 17) are being made into a TV series by MGM TV. Silva did not tell us what books are being adapted nor who is being considered for roles in the series. In my mind I have always pictured Gabriel as resembling Silva. They both have green eyes. Coincidence?
Anyway, I am glad I spent the evening as I did. I almost didn't go. Sometimes one gets lazy and I just needed a little push. Right decision. Here are a few photos from the event.