THE KILL ARTIST
By Daniel Silva
Random House Audiobooks, $25.95
Read by Jason Culp, six hours, abridged
During his years as tracker/hit man for Israeli intelligence, Gabriel Allon learned art restoration as a cover. Now retired and working at his trade in England, he’s lured back for one last deadly mission. The target: Gabriel’s old enemy Tariq, a Palestinian agent out to murder Yasser Arafat. The bait: a chic French model with some secrets of her own. The result: a fast-paced, tightly plotted thriller, nimbly read with appropriate accents and insights into the Middle East standoff.