Daniel Silva has, admirably, not hopped on the bandwagon of flooding the market with frequent releases. He limits his output to one book a year. They are always eagerly awaited. In this year’s installment of the Garbriel Allon saga, The Other Woman, Israeli intelligence tries to save a blown Russian agent. The plan is for him to find sanctuary in the U.K. When things go wrong, Allon and his team join forces with MI6 and the CIA to unearth one of the Kremlin’s highest-placed moles. The verdict? “Gripping as always and grimly realistic” (Kirkus Reviews).
*Robert Crais, Paul Doiron, the late Sue Grafton, Elin Hilderbrand, and Peter Robinson have also bucked the trend.