Coming up on Monday will be the first of a series of family mini golf nights at the Port Library. Yes, you heard that right, from 7-9 PM on Monday and Tuesday nights you can come play mini golf on a specially designed course inside the library, among the books. Call the library to reserve your spot.
Author Daniel Silva is known for novels of intrigue and suspense, and has mostly written in a series of novels centered around Gabriel Allon, a legendary Israeli spy and art restorer working in France. The Black Widow by Daniel Silva is the 16th in the series. The library has some of the more recent books in the series, and the beginning of the series can be requested through interlibrary loan. Like other fast paced serial novel series, this can be read on its own but the reader may want to brush up on the backstory by visiting the author’s website for the previous book synopsis.
In the previous books we are introduced to both Gabriel and his on again, off again love Hannah Weinberg. In The Black Widow, Gabriel is poised to be promoted to the head of Israel’s secret intelligence agency, but is called to one last case when a dangerous and mysterious terrorist named only Saladin starts leaving clues of an imminent attack so huge it could destroy an entire country. Hannah steps at Gabriel’s request in to pose as a widow intent on getting revenge as an ISIS operative to lure the infamous Saladin for capture.
The first five chapters of this book focus on the antagonists plans, and can be a bit confusing to read as there’s little to no introduction of characters. However, if you stick it out there is a nice introduction of the main characters which should bring you up to date in no time.
You can get the book reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit.