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July 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Portrait of an Unknown Woman: A Virtual Evening with Daniel Silva and Jamie Gangel


July 22, 2022
8:00 pm



Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Independent Bookstores across the U.S. present

A Virtual Evening with Daniel Silva

in conversation with

Jamie Gangel


Portrait of an Unknown Woman: A Novel

(Harper, $29.99)

Friday, July 22, 8 PM ET  | Via Zoom


About the Book:

In a spellbinding new masterpiece by #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva, Gabriel Allon undertakes a high-stakes search for the greatest art forger who ever lived

Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon has at long last severed ties with Israeli intelligence and settled quietly in Venice, the only place where he has ever truly known peace. His beautiful wife, Chiara, has taken over the day-to-day management of the Tiepolo Restoration Company, and their two young children are discreetly enrolled in a neighborhood scuola elementare. For his part, Gabriel spends his days wandering the streets and canals of the watery city, bidding farewell to the demons of his tragic, violent past.

But when the eccentric London art dealer Julian Isherwood asks Gabriel to investigate the circumstances surrounding the rediscovery and lucrative sale of a centuries-old painting, he is drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse where nothing is as it seems.

Gabriel soon discovers that the work in question, a portrait of an unidentified woman attributed to Sir Anthony van Dyck, is almost certainly a fiendishly clever fake. To find the mysterious figure who painted it—and uncover a multibillion-dollar fraud at the pinnacle of the art world—Gabriel conceives one of the most elaborate deceptions of his career. If it is to succeed, he must become the very mirror image of the man he seeks: the greatest art forger the world has ever known.

Stylish, sophisticated, and ingeniously plotted, Portrait of an Unknown Woman is a wildly entertaining journey through the dark side of the art world—a place where unscrupulous dealers routinely deceive their customers and deep-pocketed investors treat great paintings as though they were just another asset class to be bought and sold at a profit. From its elegant opening to the shocking twists of its climax, the novel is a tour de force of storytelling and one of the finest pieces of heist fiction ever written. And it is still more proof that, when it comes to international intrigue and suspense, Daniel Silva has no equal.

About the Author:

DANIEL SILVA is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin,The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, Portrait of a Spy, The Fallen Angel, The English Girl, The Heist, The English Spy, The Black Widow, House of Spies, The Other Woman, The New Girl, The Order, and The Cellist. 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 thirty languages. He resides in Florida with his wife, television journalist Jamie Gangel, and their twins, Lily and Nicholas.

About the Moderator:

JAMIE GANGEL is an award-winning special correspondent at CNN covering politics and breaking news. Prior to that, Gangel was at NBC News and spent nearly two decades as National Correspondent for TODAY, covering a variety of issues, from popular culture to hard news.

Ticket Guidelines:

  • U.S. GENERAL ADMISSION (Includes book + U.S shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of the book Portrait of an Unknown Woman (Harper, $29.99 + tax and fee). A fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address (including your Apt. # if applicable) and phone number.

All books will be shipped AFTER the event.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.

Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. International orders usually take longer and vary depending on the country of destination. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Books & Books is excited to partner with Miami Book Fair and indies across the country for this special conversation with Daniel Silva! Tickets are bundled with the book (+tax/fee). The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of the book Portraits of an Unknown Woman (Harper, $29.99 + tax and fee.  A fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.

Book Passage (Corte Madera & San Francisco, CA)

BookPeople of Moscow (Moscow, ID)

Books & Books @ The Studios (Key West, FL)

Brookline Booksmith (Brookline, MA)

Carmichael’s Bookstore (Louisville, KY)

Country Bookshelf (Bozeman, MT)

Gramercy Books (Bexley, Ohio)

Left Bank Books (St. Louis, MO)

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe (Asheville, North Carolina)

Northshire Bookstore (Northshire (Manchester, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY))

Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN)

Pegasus Books (Berkeley & Oakland, CA)

Phoenix Books (Essex Junction, VT)

Print: A Bookstore (Portland, ME)

Seminary Co-op Bookstores (Chicago, IL)

The King’s English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT)

Tombolo Books (St. Petersburg, FL)

An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Café (Plainville, MA)

Watermark Books & Café (Wichita, KS)

White Whale Bookstore (Pittsburgh, PA)

[words] Bookstore (Maplewood and LifeTown, NJ)

Once you make your purchase, we will send you a Zoom registration link (24 hours BEFORE) that will give you access to the event via private link.