Spy Novel Master Daniel Silva

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Need a great book for you roda trip? Click on this to try Audible for 30 and download The English Spy for free!

The Satellite Sisters Word Write Festival continues with an interview with Daniel Silva, of The English Spy. The English Spy is the 15th novel in the Gabriel Allon series. It’s set in Northern Ireland and brings together charters from many of the series characters from the past.  Another Gabriel Allon hit- with action, Good Guys vs. Bad Guys, Spies, Assassins, and  geopolitical intrigue.

In The English Spy, an iconic British princess has just been killed in a mysterious blast aboard a luxury yacht, and the chief of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service wants Gabriel to hunt down her killer in an off-the-books operation. Reluctantly Gabriel agrees, even though it means abandoning his work on a newly recovered Caravaggio and leaving the side of his pregnant wife. To find the man responsible for setting off the blast—an IRA veteran turned superstar mercenary whose client list of bad actors has included Gaddafi, Iranian intelligence, Hezbollah, and al-Qaeda—he teams up with a surprising ally with a vengeful agenda of his own.


But as the chase moves swiftly from Dublin to the mean streets of West Belfast to the hills of Lisbon, it becomes clear that the death of the beloved royal was merely the opening gambit in a diabolical plan. Deep into one of his most personal missions yet, Gabriel launches an ingenious counterattack against merciless and all-too-familiar adversaries who will stop at nothing in their pursuit of retribution—and who will learn exactly how Gabriel earned the title “the angel of vengeance.”

Daniel Silva is the award-winning, number #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, and The Heist. He lives in Florida with his wife, Jamie Gangel, and their two children, Lily and Nicholas. In 2009 Silva was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Before becoming a writer Silva was the chief Middle East correspondent for UPI in Egypt and the Executive Producer of CNN’s Crossfire.


Audible Satellite SistersThanks to Audible for supporting the Satellite Sisters Word Write Festival.   Listen to The English Spy on Audio! You can find this Gabriel Allon installment and many other Daniel Silva book at Audible.  To download one free audiobook, use the special Satellite Sisters URL. audiblepodcast.com/sisters


Want More of the Satellite Sisters Word Write Festival? Here are the other authors we’ve spoken to this year:

Matthew Quick  of Love May Fail

Eleni Gage of The Ladies of Managua

Elyssa Friedman of Love and Miss Communication


From past Satellite Sisters Word Write Festivals:

Claire Cook on Reinvention

Amy Alkon on modern manners (or not.) 

Amy Hatvany on her unexpected writing success and Heart Like Mine

Annabelle Gurwitch is happy to See You Made An Effort. 

Cindy Chupack of Sex & The City on Marriage, Miscarriage and Adoption

Jennifer Egan on Goon Squad



TBT Podcast: Personal Growth Update!



You suggested it and we’re going to try it! It’s a Throwback Thursday Podcast from Satellite Sisters . Thanks to listener Jen McGee for suggesting this one. Jen was having a bad day and listened to this one and it made it her happy. That’s a good endorsement, Jen! This podcast features Liz & Julie on various topics that feel right for a summer holiday weekend. Have a fave Satellite Sisters podcast? Please let us know. We’d love a date and a short description of what’s in the show:

  • Julie & Liz on personal growth
  • movies to see (and not see) with your parents
  • boosting your personal charisma
  • (oh no!) the dangers of balsamic vinegar!

Enjoy and let us know what you think!




Poldark Re-Cap & Katy Perry buys Convent


Poldark takes a swim and women all over American begin Googling "Viking River Cruises to Cornwall."

Poldark takes a swim and women all over American begin Googling “Viking River Cruises to Cornwall.”


On the Tuesday Podcast, Julie Dolan and Lian Dolan on the Satellite Sisters podcast. We cover the world one cup of coffee at a time. Today, our re-cap of Poldark on PBS. We call it Pol, Dark & Handsome. We talk about episode 2 that featured steamy swims, hot summer dances, dueling idiots, makeovers and great dating tactics. Did we mention that Poldark swims? And women all over American google “Viking River Cruises to Cornwall.”  

Also on the show:

Nana Camp is in Session. Here what’s happening at Julie’s house in Steamboat Springs this summer

Summer Stories:

Why you feel bloated– It’s the weather!

Tips for a great family vacation

Sibling Violence. A new report out from Pediatrics about sibling violence. Julie and Lian discuss what constitute a felony vs. a brotherly beat down.

Follow-Up to Glen Campbell doc on CNN with a discussion of care for Alzheimer’s patients

Katy Perry wants to buy a convent in LA and the nuns aren’t so sure about that.

Sporting block: Womens World Cup, Wimbledon and the US Olympic bid.

Pol, Dark & Handsome– our re-cap of Episode 2 of Poldark on PBS. Everybody in the water!


Listen to previous Shows:

Poldark Episode 1

SCOTUS, Cannes & Panda Express




SCOTUS, Cannes & Panda Express


Liz dines with Kris Jenner & Boy George while SCOTUS is working overtime. A Crazy week.

Liz dines with Kris Jenner & Boy George while SCOTUS is working overtime. A Crazy week.

On Satellite Sisters Weekend show: Liz Dolan, Sheila Dolan & Lian Dolan discuss the events of the week, including the Marriage Equality Decision from SCOTUS and the Funeral in Charleston.  While Liz Dolan is in the South of France dining with Kris Jenner and Boy George, SCOTUS is working overtime. Liz goes out of the country but the new cycle keeps on chugging. We review the news of the week

Plus, Liz goes to the Festival of Creativity in Cannes and reports back on her dinnre with Boy George and Kris Jenner. Plus, a Monica Lewinsky sighting and Julia-Louis Dreyfus panel. What a week in the South of France like. Plus, the taxi strike in France and other Frenchy things about France.

Plus, The Marriage Equality Decision by SCOTUS. Liz watching in Heathrow, Lian watching at home on Twitter and Sheila watching on the  Satellite Sisters Facebook feed.

The Satellite Sisters Stay Noisy Award goes to Taylor Swift this week. Thank for setting Apple straight, T-Swizzle!

Sheila Makes up with her Dry Cleaner. And gets a giant cyst removed. Just a warning!

Lian reports on Panda Express ‘s search for the Next Orange Chicken. Hear what they are testing and what 8 year olds say about their new menu item. Read about the process here in the LA Times. 

What to Watch on TV This week: The Women’s World Cup! Wimbledon! and Poldark on PBS Masterpiece. Julie and Lian re-cap on Tuesday in Pol, Dark and Handsome. 

Click here to go to the special Satellite Sisters URL on Audible

Click here to go to the special Satellite Sisters URL on Audible

What to Listen to: Liz Dolan recommends The Girl on the Train for non-stop, audio book action. To try an audiobook for free on Audible, you can go to our special Satellite Sisters URL.  Http://www.audiblepodcast.com/sisters


Fourth of July Plans? You got it…


Listen to Previous Satellite Sisters:

Poldark Re-Cap Episode 1

Interviews with Tom Brokaw, Alan Alda and Phil Rosenthal of Everybody Loves Raymond