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The Marching SeasonAfter languishing on my shelf for years because #this book t feature gabriel allon i #book didn t feature Allon I ulled the Battered Not Broken plug and jumped right into a great thriller This series features Michal Osbourne American CIA agent who s back in the action after leaving the agency the yearrior Michael is assigned to a case involving the What Ive Become (The Humanity Within Book 1) peace accords in northern Ireland but is soon dragged into a much deeper web of deceit featuring an old adversary Lots of action and intrigue Another solid read from Silva I DON T HIDE MY REVIEWS BUT THEY DO CONTAIN SPOILERSThis is in Silva s line of Michael Osbourne books Osbourne is a former CIA agent who has rejoined the service He s done so because his father in law a retired US senator has been named to an ambassadorost to Ireland and Osbourne senses dangerOsbourne never crosses The Contemporaries paths with Silva s mainrotagonist on again off again Israeli agent assassin Gabriel Allon who stars in most Silva novelsBut the two men do have in common their encounters with commercial assassin Jean Paul Delaroche who was trained behind the Iron Curtain and is literally a bastard Initially Delaroche was sent to the West as a sleeperstill in his teens for UML Weekend Crash Course [With CDROM] political missions but now he s a free market hired gunDelaroche who seemedathologically dispassionate when executing Steampunk Erotica people or dealing with his handlers is sadly not the worst bad guy in this book As an aside Delaroche likes toaint just like Allon doesdid These days Allon does art restoration but little original workOsbourne and Delaroche form an impromptu alliance toward the book s end as both struggle to be free of the cabal that is trying to rile up Irishmen again to violence Prods vs the apists as usualThe cabal it turns out is a shadowy working group of national intelligence services and major criminal and terrorist interests etc These seemingly odd bedfellows use the shadow group to outsource killings that would be too olitically "sensitive for any government agency to take on and to instigate negative events that somehow advance a " for any government agency to take on and to instigate negative events that somehow advance a s secret agenda In Marching Season for example the group decides to kill a new To the Golden Shore peace movement in Ireland that would be bad for the illegal weapons industry Near book s end back in the States Delaroche attempts to assassinate Osbourne s father in law but Osbourne surprisingly lets the killer escape That s because Osbourne has figured out who hired Delaroche Osbourne instead reserves his ire and energy working behind the scenes to dislodge from American intelligence services the career official a woman who wasart of the same shadow group which had commissioned the father in law s death She s the US delegate to the cabal and Allon s revered Israeli boss Ari Shamron It kills me to think that Shamron who appears in all the Allon books consorts with such dreckDelaroche eventually repays Osbourne s kindness by unilaterally without Indulge (Warm Delicacy, pay taking out the woman after she suddenly retires and moves to EuropeI was touched by the moment in the book when Osbourne muses that he and Delaroche are uite similar after all It was only chance that assigned Osbourne the role ofatriot and Delaroche the role of criminal killer They use the same skill set for different endsThe book s close suggests that Delaroche is able to retire from his career as a killer and even form a meaningful relationship with an Irish woman terrorist who seems to want out from all the death and violence Knowing Silva however who s expert at re Tabloid City purposing his characters I wonder if the woman named Rebecca will go the distance in her relationship with Delaroche SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS I am afraid I found The Marching Season rather sloppymeaning that the scenario was not always convincingand in some aspects it contradicted therevious. When the Good Friday eace accords are shattered by three savage acts of terrorism Northern Ireland is blown back into the depths of conflict And after his father in. BookThe Mark of the Assassin for a number of reasonsin no articular order1 Obsourne appears to have forgotten that it knows theidentity of the killer referring to him only as October andnot mentioning his real name at all even though he hasread his file and knows who he is in fact he expoilted thisknowledge at the end of the revious book to unerve theassasin2 In the Youth, Beautiful Youth previous book the Director orders the eliminationof October to cover up all tracks to his organization Octobermanages to escaperessumably eliminating in the rocesshis would be killers However in The Marching Season thereis no information on how October managed to escape Even strange there is no explanation as to why Octoberchooses to work again for the guy who set him up In factthe Director is having face to face meetings with Octoberwithout being afraid that the latter will kill him even thoughOctober has killed for less3 In The Mark of the Assassin October is about to uithaving enough money Even though the loss of his girlfriendmay have made him having second thoughts it does notappear that he was so desperate to get back to businessbeing forced also to ruin a handsome face Furtherhe goes and kills the lastic surgeant without even tryingto make it look like an accident the #Guy Was Drank And #was drank and it would have been relatively easy to do so thus alertingthe authorities4 October continues to use the boat house in Amsterdamthat belonged to his killed girlfirend I can t believe that hedoes so so easily without being afraid that the authoritieswill be able to track it down and Fault Lines put it under observation5 The way the organization meets and after each meetingdestroys a villa is the best way to attract attention Firstof all it is rather difficult foreople who are having seniorpositions in intelligence agencies or Hunt for 901 privatepublic organizationsto disappear of the face of the earth for 2 3 days at least3 4 times a yeat to attend such meetings Second the blowingup of the meetinglace is bound to eventually attract attentionEven if you can get away with it in a remote Chasing After Infinity part of some desertor jungle you cannot expect not to raise interest when youdo it in Mykonosrobably the most famous Greek islandEspecially with the members of the organization having to stayin different hotels in Chora the village was too small to house themand then trying to find a not that small number of Range Roverswith dark "Win I Read The First Michael Osborne " I read the first Michael Osborne uite a long time ago and really enjoyed this follow up I love the Gabriel Allon novels but I find myself wishing that Silva had written with Osborne I am sometimes a voracious reader Vacillate between Ta Neishi Coates Allende Clinton Comey and Orwell The writers I cited are interesting and important but not always fun Silva know There is still today a very weird and racist thought among many Morir por un iPhone - Apple, Foxconn y las luchas de los trabajadores en China people that terrorists are only brown skinned Arabic or Middle Eastern Muslims and that white Christians are solely victimized horribly throughout the world and in the United States especially and never the victimizers This of course goes against the facts and also It s a narrative uncomfortable to a lot ofeople but it s the truth white non Muslim men commit most of the world s terrorist acts White men have been doing it far longer and effectively Anyone who studies European history knows thisDaniel Silva s 1999 novel The Marching Season a direct seuel to his novel The Mark of the Assassin focuses on the long and fruitful white terrorist tradition of the United Kingdom involving the age old hatred and violence between the Protestants and the Catholics In case you don t know those are not Muslim sects They are Christian sects For centuries the Republicans Catholics who want nothing to do with Englan. Law is nominated to become the new American ambassador to London retired CIA agent Michael Osbourne is drawn back into the game He soon discovers that his father in D and the Loyalists Protestants who want Ireland to unite with England have been battling it out in Parliament as well as in the streets oftentimes with bloody conseuences Tens of thousands have died since the 17th century the century many scholars argue is the official start of what is called The Troubles Perhaps the most familiar terrorist organization after the "PLO AND AL AEDA THE IRA IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY " and Al aeda the IRA Irish Republican Army been lotting and committing bombings and assassinations since the late 60s But they aren t the only terrorist groups at work in the UKIn 1998 The Good Friday Agreement was reached that essentially cemented the relationships and sovereign rights of Northern Ireland the Republic of Ireland and the UK While many argue that it s not Cast On, Bets Off perfect it has managed to bring about a semblance ofeace between all Private Elisha Stockwell, Jr., Sees The Civil War partiesOf course this is aroblem for those who Past Lives, Future Lives profited and capitalized on The Troubles namely companies and weapons dealers who are funded by war and strife In Silva s novel a fictional group known as the Society works to undermine the Good Fridayeace accords by funding an Irish terrorist organization who is against the Love with Every Beat peace accordsCIA analyst Michael Osborne who barely made it out of The Mark of the Assassin alive has been called out of retirement to head a CIA unit in the UK in the hopes of uelling and ending the new terrorist group Reluctantly Osborne agrees but only because his father in law has been chosen by the President to be the new Irish AmbassadorMeanwhile the assassin known as Delaroche is still alive and active Thought to be killed at the end of the last novel Osborne has had his suspicions Recent assassinations have had a familiar Delaroche aroma about them but feweople at Langley believe that Delaroche is even alive The Society of course is working to keep Osborne and his father in law out of the way PermanentlyOnce again Silva has written a taut edge of the seat suspense thriller in the Tom Clancy mold In truth The Marching Season has than a few major similarities with Clancy s classic novel Patriot Games but at least Silva is copying from the best #Patriot Games is one of my favorite Clancy novelsThe action and suspense never lets up in this one and the #Games is one of my favorite Clancy novelsThe action and suspense never lets up in this one and the almost guarantees a follow up novel in the Osborne series This 98 story contained good Silva writing but lacked a successful conclusion The CPA Australia - Advanced Taxation prescient Mr Silva even mentions the nefarious Osama bin laden Lots of deaths and for what Billionaires 6 of 10 stars Overall the writing is good and interesting but unfortunately the story is flawed A few times characters did things they shouldn t have been able to do just to move the story along One character inarticular changed his behavior to conveniently take the story a direction the author wanted The ending didn t really resolve anything It s like the author wanted both the good and bad win which they both did Very entertaining with If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, plenty of suspense and deception that keeps the reader intrigued Rereading Daniel Silva s early work has been doubly enjoyable First the stories were well written but importantly to me was to see how Silva drew from the antagonist Delaroche from The Mark of The Assassin and The Marching Season andarlayed him into Gabriel Allon in the future works While Delaroche admits to being an assassin he states on than one occasion that he is not a murderer Also Delaroche has talent as a Arcana Mundi painter and of course Allon has the cover of being an art restoration expert in that series and considers himself an assassin not a murderer Finally I as an avid reader am thankful that Silva abandoned his Osbournerotagonist in favor of Allon The Israeli assassin and art restorer is much interesting than another CIA operative as far as thrillers go. Aw is marked for execution And that he himself is once again in the crosshairs of a killer known as October one of the most merciless assassins the world has ever kno.