Switzerland, Swiss history, European history
The American novelist Daniel Silva examines Switzerland, Swiss banks and the Swiss national character in his Israeli spy novel , The English Assassin, because the state of Israel , and by extension, all Jews, face a perpetual existential threat. A major force in the international thriller literature, Silva has written seventeen novels using Gabriel Allon , an assassin for Israel 's civilian intelligence service called Mossad, as a microscope through which various dimensions of Israel's existential threat are examined.
"Bank Shot: Swiss Banks and Swiss National Character in Daniel Silva's Mossad Spy Novel The English Assassin,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 54
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol54/iss1/2