Daniel Silva...yes, I know a bit about him, but I've not read any of his work. Right now I'm reading things that make me smile or preferably laugh out loud.

Probably won't make you smile, however of the folks I read (Flynn, Connelly, Baldacci, Child) he is IMHO the best writer. If you ever decide to backslide and read a murder mystery, Silva is one worth trying. Bill Barber