The Marching Season

The Marching Season When the Good Friday peace accords are shattered by three savage acts of terrorism Northern Ireland is blown back into the depths of conflict And after his father in law is nominated to become the ne

  • Title: The Marching Season
  • Author: Daniel Silva
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When the Good Friday peace accords are shattered by three savage acts of terrorism, Northern Ireland is blown back into the depths of conflict And after his father in 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 law is marked for execution And that heWhen the Good Friday peace accords are shattered by three savage acts of terrorism, Northern Ireland is blown back into the depths of conflict And after his father in 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 law 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 known

    One thought on “The Marching Season”

    1. This '98 story contained good Silva writing, but lacked a successful conclusion. The prescient Mr. Silva even mentions the nefarious Osama bin laden. Lots of deaths and for what? Billionaires? 6 of 10 stars

    2. Rereading Daniel Silva’s early work has been doubly enjoyable. First, the stories were well written, but more importantly to me was to see how Silva drew from the antagonist, Delaroche, from The Mark of The Assassin and The Marching Season, and parlayed him into Gabriel Allon in the future works. While Delaroche admits to being an assassin, he states on more than one occasion that he is not a murderer. Also, Delaroche has talent as a painter and, of course Allon has the cover of being an art r [...]

    3. *** SPOILERS! *** SPOILERS! *** SPOILERS! ***I am afraid I found "The Marching Season" rather sloppy,meaning that the scenario was not always convincingand in some aspects it contradicted the previous book("The Mark of the Assassin"), for a number of reasons(in no particular order):1) 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 [...]

    4. I DON'T HIDE MY REVIEWS, BUT THEY DO CONTAIN SPOILERS.This 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 U.S. senator, has been named to an ambassador post to Ireland, and Osbourne senses danger.Osbourne never crosses paths with Silva's main protagonist -- on-again, off-again Israeli agent-assassin Gabriel Allon, who stars in most Silva novels.But the two men do have in common their enc [...]

    5. Found this one a little predictableMaybe too soon after finishing the first Michael Osborn book. It felt like just more of the sameme antagonists, just more of the same. I do enjoy Mr. Silva’s writing, and he certainly pulls out all the bells and whistles when the main characters clash. It was just too similar to the first book to hold my attention.

    6. I read the first Michael Osborne novel quite 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 more with Osborne.

    7. Daniel Silva has become the go-to guy for realistic espionage thrillers; his Gabriel Allon series has been cited by intelligence professionals as an example of how to do the business right. So what in hell happened with The Marching Season?This was his third published novel; maybe he was still learning the ropes. There's nothing technically wrong with his prose. The settings are well-realized, and some of the ancillary characters present well. That's to be expected of Silva, and that bit he deli [...]

    8. Daniel Silva- The Marching Season (Ballantine Books 2000) 3.25 StarsThings are heating up in Ireland as peace talks are happening. People are dying and Michael Osbourne has been brought back into the CIA to help deal with the problem. Now he has discovered that his father-in-law, the new American Ambassador in London, is to be assassinated to send a message. This will bring him face-to-face with an old enemy, a man who failed to kill him the first time, and does not plan to miss twice. The intro [...]

    9. During the early years in Northern Ireland when they were trying to find peace three attacks in Belfast, Dublin and London shattered all hope for peace. A new group called the Ulster Freedom Brigade has shattered the peace processand they have only one goal. To destroy the peace process.Michael Osbourne has gotten out of the CIA bitter and disillusioned but his father in law is chosen to be the nextambassador to Britain and Michael is drawn into a battle with some of the most violent men on eart [...]

    10. Daniel Silva is the master of the genre and this is another entertaining fun read with thrills, spills as somewhat cartoonlike characters beat eachother black and blue across the world. It does require a certain suspension of belief, especially when the Queen does a cameo, or you will nitpick your way out of what is an enjoyable read.

    11. Electrizante. Mantém o nível a que nos habituou. Chama a atenção para uma realidade que, por conveniência dos media - e outros -, não nos é dada a conhecer. Gostei muito. Cumpriu o principal objectivo: uma história interessante e bem contada; é a fórmula para um bom livro. Obrigado, Daniel.

    12. Czy Michael Osbourne wreszcie pozna całą prawdę o tym, kto tym interesem kręci, komu zależy, aby na świecie zbyt spokojnie nie było? Dla czytelników Daniel Silva jest bardziej łaskawy niż dla swojego głównego bohatera. Ponownie więc na początku drugiego tomu cyklu przedstawia nam, choć Osbourne’owi ta wiedza nie jest dana, ową prywatną ponadnarodową organizację, Society for International Development and Cooperation, zrzeszającą byłych i obecnych szefów wywiadów, a takż [...]

    13. I very much enjoy Daniel Silvia's work - in fact, I have read almost every book that he has written, including the entire Gabriel Allan series, other than the most recent. The Marching Season was the second and last book in the Michael Osborne series and it was written in 2004.The fact that the book was written so long ago made it particularly interesting as it offered a great contrast to Silvia's more recent work. And that contrast was quite striking. The writing was of much the same quality as [...]

    14. I read this early Silva thriller (I think it was his third) right after it was released in '99. The raise to prominency of the "DUP" in the UK reminded me that I liked this book back in the day when the Good Friday accord was young and when it was easy to believe, like Silva in this book, that the peace would not hold. So it was time was a 2nd read.My-oh-my - this one didn't age well at all, in fact 'what was I thinking' at the time when I read this the first time? This book has practically noth [...]

    15. This is the second (and last) of the Osbourne books, this one revolving around a plot to disrupt the peace process in Northern Ireland. Osbourne is a retired CIA agent recalled to service to help keep the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland from falling apart. It also, of course, involves his previous nemesis the hired assassin known as October and a vast, hidden conspiracy of powerful figures who profit from conflicts around the world. Needless to say, our hero comes through in the end. (I d [...]

    16. Daniel Silva has written quite a number of Gabriel Allon books but only two featuring Michael Osborne. Michael is a retired CIA operative who finds himself back in the saddle when his father-in-law, the newly minted ambassador to the UK is threatened by an Irish terrorist group. Michael believes his old nemesis, code-named October, is not only still alive but has been hired to kill the ambassador. When the assassination plot fails, Michael himself becomes a target. This one gets 3 1/2 Stars. It [...]

    17. Michael Osborn is back with the CIA. He had retired after the last book after surviving an assassination attempt in the last book. His father in law has been appointed to be ambassador to England. There is a ceasefire in Ireland, but a terrorist group is trying to subvert the peace process. Michael had worked in Ireland previously, so he is brought back to the Agency to track down the terrorists and preserve the peace. His father in law is the target of the terrorists. In the process of saving h [...]

    18. Fast moving, keeps you flipping pages This second book by Daniel Silva in the Michael Osbourne series is just as fast paced as the first. Themed around the Northern Ireland peace accord and the bloody enmity between the Protestants and the Catholics in the region, Daniel Silva demonstrates the deep research he does for each of his books. Having read all the Gabriel Allon books, the character of Ari Shamron portrayed here left me a little uncomfortable! You will meet a number of other familiar ch [...]

    19. It was fun to read these early works of Daniel Silva. All the elements that make him a very good writer of espionage thrillers is here: the attention to the character of the villains and the protaganist, good research and detail, and very good writing. His Gabriel Allon books profit from many elements in these early works, but the two Michael Osborne books are very good.

    20. I'm so glad Silva wrote other booksI almost felt obligated to see this book through to the end but, I have to say it was mediocre. It was broad, with too many characters to sort through. It did not seem focused until the last 25% of the book when things came together.Mr. Silva has definitely improved over the years since he wrote this story - thank goodness!

    21. Silva is always like this, makes you so relax while reading the first few chapters then give heart stopping moments then on the last few chapter he kill you by so much of excitement. Im so impressed about his works because he never let bad guys to be just total bad he made it more descent as possible and i love delaroche, he reminds me of (dun dun dun)guess who? Gabriel Allon of course.

    22. An enjoyable read. Good fiction. Fast paced. International intrigue with CIA agent Michael Osbourne, a Northern Ireland plots and the assassin October. Read the predecessor novel first The Mark of the Assassin. It's a continuation using the same main characters. If you like Frederick Forsythe, you should like these two Daniel Silva books.

    23. A serviceable beach read. The plot moves and the pages turn. I won't remember a thing about the book in a few weeks. Michael Osbourne (really, likeBourne?) is a dull, uninteresting character. The bad guys are more interesting.

    24. Very good spy novel. Second in the series of CIA agent Osbourne. And another encounter with the Assassin. See synopsis on book, above. In this one they actually join forces, more or less to oust the CIA director who was aiding the bad guys.

    25. Audio listen. The narrator has a breathless style, dropping his voice/ tone at the end of many sentences as if at the end of a paragraph or section that I found annoying, but I enjoyed the story enough to continue and eventually habituated to his style.

    26. A fitting end to the Assassin’s mark Silva knows his intelligence thriller but blends in a saga over two books. Not like the Gabriel Allon series but enough twists and turns to keep you hooked.

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