A New York Times Bestseller A writer in Munich, an art restorer and part-time Mossad agent in Venice, and, in Vatican City, Paul VII -- known as "Pope Accidental." In the weeks to come, the journeys of all these men will come together, following a trail of long-buried secrets and unthinkable... show more
A New York Times Bestseller A writer in Munich, an art restorer and part-time Mossad agent in Venice, and, in Vatican City, Paul VII -- known as "Pope Accidental." In the weeks to come, the journeys of all these men will come together, following a trail of long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds, leaving each one forever changed. Intrigue will dominate their lives and death stalk their paths, all in the shadow of the Confessor.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 24th 2004
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, Spy Thriller
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Series: Gabriel Allon (#3)
Another outstanding entry in the Gabriel Allon series by Silva. The history of the Catholic church and its position during the Holocaust made for a fascinating read interwoven with Silva's characters. Great ending too.....
Reading the Gabriel Allon backlist in reverse order, I note that the author, Daniel Silva, improved as he progressed. For clearly this early (#3 in publication sequence) Allon is a developmental piece where Silva is still working on the style that would later enliven such work as [b:The Fallen Angel...
Very good. But made me sad to realize the correlation between the Vatican's complacency (at the least!) during WWII & the Holocaust & today's Roman Catholics disillusionment with the Church. Their continuing denials & silence regarding the culpability & errors made during times of world crises, ha...
This was the third book I have read in the Gabriel Allon series and it was easily my favorite. The story was a page-turner and kept me wanting to find out what was coming next. This particular story involves the Catholic Church and its relationship with Germany during the Holocaust period in WWII....
This is the third in the Gabriel Allum series. In this one, he learns that he is to go to Munich because a Jewish historian, has been murdered. Again we have a thriller with Gabriel, now partnered with another beautiful woman, another Israeli spy, and the two of them are not only supposed to find ou...