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The Fallen Angel - Daniel Silva
The Fallen Angel
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After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi... show more
After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to His Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome. The Vatican police suspect suicide, though Gabriel believes otherwise. So, it seems, does Donati. But the monsignor is fearful that a public inquiry might inflict another scandal on the Church, and so he calls upon Gabriel to quietly pursue the truth—with one caveat. "Rule number one at the Vatican," Donati said. "Don't ask too many questions." Gabriel learns that the dead woman had uncovered a dangerous secret—a secret that threatens a global criminal enterprise that is looting timeless treasures of antiquity and selling them to the highest bidder. But there is more to this network than just greed. A mysterious operative is plotting an act of sabotage that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. . . . An intoxicating blend of art, intrigue, and history, The Fallen Angel moves swiftly from the cloistered chambers of the Vatican to the glamorous ski slopes of St. Moritz to the graceful avenues of Berlin and Vienna—and, finally, to a shocking climax beneath the world's most sacred and contested parcel of land. Each setting in this extraordinary novel is rendered with the care of an Old Master, as are the spies, lovers, priests, and thieves who inhabit its pages. It is a story of faith and of the destructive power of secrets—and an all too timely reminder that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062073129 (0062073125)
ASIN: 62073125
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 406
Edition language: English
Series: Gabriel Allon (#12)
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
4.0 The Fallen Angel
The Fallen Angel is a mid-series entry (#12) in Daniel Silva’s long-running series about Israeli spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon. At the beginning of The Fallen Angel, Gabriel is retired from the intrigue business and at the Vatican to restore a painting by Caravaggio. He is drawn into an investi...
Turn The Page
Turn The Page rated it
Slightly different tone to this story than previous Gabriel Allon novels, as Allon is drawn into an investigation originated by the Vatican itself. Eventually, the Israeli spy network is pulled in as Allon's investigation leads into the Holy Land, and his attempts to thwart a Hezbollah attack on hol...
Schnuffelches Bücher
Schnuffelches Bücher rated it
4.0 Gabriel Allon # 12
Inhalt: Auch wenn die Polizei zunächst von einem Selbstmord ausgeht, glaubt Gabriel Allon nicht daran, dass die Tote aus freien Stücken von der Empore im Petersdom gesprungen ist. Als er dann noch erfährt, dass sie die Kunstschätze der Vatikanischen Museen einer geheimen Untersuchung unterziehen sol...
Toni
Toni rated it
4.0 "The Fallen Angel", by Daniel Silva
Book 12, in the Gabriel Allon seriesMr. Silva has to be one of the finest writers of international intrigue we have these days. His Gabriel Allon series features one of the most memorable and compelling character in contemporary fiction. His adventures have stayed fresh and exciting making each nove...
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4.0 The Fallen Angel: A Novel (Gabriel Allon)
I am sad to know that there is only one more book for me to read in this series (until next year I assume when Silva publishes the next one). This book has Allon yet again come out of retirement to help solve a murder. Naturally, that murder leads to terrorist activity that imperils Israel. I lov...
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