"The English Girl" is the latest in a series of thrillers by bestselling author David Silva featuring Israeli intelligence agent Gabriel Allon. This time we follow Allon as he is brought in to solve a kidnapping case. Politician Madeline Hart has been taken by terrorists who have learned her secret – that she's having an affair with the prime minister – and Allon has seven days to find her. Nelson calls this novel "the thinking person's beach read" and compares the book to thrillers by author John le Carré. "It's part of a series ... but I don't think you have to have read all of the other ones to get this one," Nelson says.