© 2003 Daniel Silva; (P) 2003 Books on Tape, Inc.
"Silva...writes with the atmospheric grace and whiplash tension of le Carre." (Booklist)
You absolutely cannot believe this story line. It is so fabulous, and yet, as a student of history, his premises are very believable. The story has amazing details without ever being boring. It is incredibly hard to put down.
In and out of the Vatican and around Rome
You simply cannot deny the plausibility of the plot.
Can't wait for the next in the series.
I have enjoyed the stories about the Israeli assassin and his art restoration avocation. I like the characters and places described. Just enough action to wet my appetite for an adventure story but sufficiently thoughtful, and introspective characters . These are not deep novels they don't provide enormous background of the locations, or characters, but they're nice comfortable easy reads. My favorite thus far.
Fast-paced, lots of intrigue and World War II history, Vatican, Roman Catholic history
Made me want to learn more about the Vatican and how it operates.
He is an excellent narrator and his English accent gives the book a touch of class.
No; but it stirred up anger about the Nazis.
It's not a bad story at all and John Lee always does a great job with the reading. But, I found it to have no thrill factor at all. No suspense. Little action. Nothing that made me want to switch it on.
I would first have them read the preceding two. This is not Silva's best work, they get better later on. In this book he seems to be about to hit his stride. The ending is overdone and while the premise of the Vatican's part in WW II is true, I doubt Cardinals plotted murder.
Make it a bit more ambiguous regarding culpability and behavior of the protagonists.
This reader is excellent. Better than another one who reads some of them with exaggerated accents that I found rather annoying.
I would. A most interesting idea.
The Leopard being made to change his plans and murder some Krux Vera members.
He's very good with accents.
The church's past revealed at last.
A possible theory, and one that may have merit.
Really interesting writing. If you are Catholic, elements will be hard to read. At the end of the book it hits a point where I had to suspend disbelief. Otherwise, it is a really solid, interesting book.
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