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Daniel Silva: The Cellist

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1L0423
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Daniel Silva (Photo: Marco Grob)

Master of international intrigue Daniel Silva’s latest novel, The Cellist, explores one of the preeminent threats facing the West today—the corrupting influence of dirty money wielded by a revanchist and reckless Russia. It is at once a novel of hope and a stark warning about the fragile state of democracy.

Art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon is at the center of a riveting, action-packed tale of espionage and suspense. Allon’s adventure begins with the fatal poisoning of a Russian billionaire that sends him on a dangerous journey across Europe and into the orbit of a musical virtuoso who may hold the key to the truth about his friend’s death. Allon uncovers a plot that leads to secret channels of money and influence that go to the very heart of Western democracy and threaten the stability of the global order.

In a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, Silva discusses his career as a best-selling author of 24 novels; the inspiration behind his thrilling storylines; and his writing process.

A signed copy of The Cellist (HarperCollins) is included in the ticket price.

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The featured book is included with the ticket price. Books will be shipped by Politics and Prose to your home address, so please review the accuracy of your name and address at the time of registration. Please note that the book will be released on July 13, 2021. Books will be shipped after that date. International shipping is not available.

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