NOTE: There is an interesting revelation in PORTRAIT OF A SPY. It is so discreet it almost goes unnoticed. Ever reluctant to come to terms with the brutal requirement of killing his fellow humans, regardless of their crimes, Gabriel rejects Shamron's plea that he return to Israel to taker over the Office. In previous novels he declines to take up the Sysiphean burden that has been the memuneh's s life's work.
Again and again Shamron addresses him as "my son. " His implicit appeal goes unheeded. Now, for the first time, Gabriel's replies,
This seems to indicate that he is finally willing to accept his place in the order of things. When I asked Daniel Silva about it, his answer was,
"I think so."
Do you think so too or do you know of another Silva novel in which Gabriel addressed Shamron as "abba"?