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Please join Daniel Silva, author of The Rembrandt Affair, as he tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

This blog tour is a little different! Instead of doing the usual review, we were asked to answer a fun questionnaire. Read on for more!

Written by Caleb S.

If you were to write a blurb in fewer than three sentences for The Rembrandt Affair, what would it be?

A man is killed, a Rembrandt stolen. Gabriel Allon is asked by a friend to try to recover it and he finds that the history of this painting is soaked in blood and it’s future is not looking too clean either.  The Rembrandt Affair is a story of international intrigue, and a history lesson on the Dutch participation in the Holocaust.

Gabriel Allon is a talented spy and assassin, but also a master art restorer. If you could have two careers that seem to be complete opposites, what would they be?

Well, I’m temped to point out that I’m a software engineer and a wood worker. I believe most people would consider them to be fairly extreme in their differences –  one is completely cerebral (and many would consider rigid and stark) while the other is very physical and often artistic. I have a good paying white collar professional job, and yet I go out fell my own trees, cut and cure my own lumber and then build useful and beautiful furniture from it.

What three words would you use to describe the character of Gabriel Allon?

Fierce (Friend), Loyal, Dangerous (Enemy)

The Rembrandt Affair takes the reader all over the world. Of all the locations mentioned, which would be your ideal vacation spot?

Switzerland. I enjoyed my time there but it wasn’t nearly long enough.

Art theft plays a major role in the novel. If no crime were involved, what piece of art would you like to have in your home?

The Statue of David or The Thinker, though I would have to make a special addition to have it ‘In my home…’

Zoe Reed is a powerful female character in the novel. Tell us about an influential woman in your life.

My wife. She’s always there when I need her, stands up to me when I need it, and is one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever known.

[amazonify]0399156585[/amazonify]Who was your favorite “good guy” in The Rembrandt Affair and why?

Well the only two good guys we really get to know in this book are Gabriel and Zoe. Gabriel is hard not to admire and I really liked Zoe. Though Chiara has been my favorite from past novels, she is mostly in the background in this one.

All of the technology discussed in the novel is real. Does any of it surprise you?

Not really, but then I work in the tech industry.

What celebrity would play Gabriel Allon if The Rembrandt Affair were on the big screen?

Matt Damon did an excellent job as Borne. William H. Macy could do an excellent job portraying Allon as the unassuming art restorer. He’s an incredible talent that is under appreciated.

Which fellow book-loving, blogging friend do you think would enjoy The Rembrandt Affair? Tag them here and we will mail a finished copy of the novel!

Stacie at Simply Stacie!

Caleb is a software engineer and amature woodworker living in southern Minnesota. He has more hobbies than he has time or money for, and enjoys his quiet time reading.

Review and giveaway copies were provided free of any obligation by Putnam Adult. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.