Mark of the Assassin, another Daniel Silva novel, was the first Silva novel I read and it is a spy thriller.
From the book jacket:
When Michael Osbourne investigates the terrorist bombing of an airliner there is one clue that drives him on: a body found in the water near the crash site with three bullet holes in its face. Osbourne recognises the deadly markings as the work of a world-class assassin, a man whose very existence has not been proved because the only people ever to see him were his victims. Among those victims was young woman Osbourne loved years before . . .
As Osbourne gets closer and closer to the assassin his personal obsession threatens not only the investigation but his marriage as well. When the frightening identity of the assassin’s employers becomes clear, Osbourne puts himself and his family in the sights of the most fearsome man on earth.. .
A fast paced mystery which starts out a bit slow but keeps your reading with twists and turns. Three shots to the face are the mark of the assassin and CIA agent Michael Osbourne knows it – he has encountered it before while working in the field.
This novel has wealthy, powerful men who would do whatever it takes to get power. It has political influence reaching as high as the President of the United States. It has CIA operatives who are bent and there is the added pressure coming from Michael Osbourne’s wife. When it all begins to unravel, and the dangers escalate, Osbourne goes out on his own, telling no-one and he and his family are put in the sights of the assassin.
The frightening intensity of this thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. A very enjoyable read!