Allon is recovering from his grueling showdown with a Palestinian master terrorist, when terrorism comes to find him once again. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer - photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, straight at the heart of the Vatican.
Allon warns his old friend, Monsignor Luigi Donati, the pope's private secretary, and rushes to Rome to assist in security. But what neither he nor Donati knows is that the Vatican has been thoroughly penetrated. An extraordinary enemy walks among them...and he's just getting started.
In the days and weeks to come, Allon and his colleagues will find themselves in a deadly duel of wits against one of the most dangerous men in the world - and a hunt that will take them across Europe to the Caribbean and back.
But for them, there may simply not be enough of anything: enough time, enough facts, enough luck. All Allon can do is set his trap - and hope that he is not the one caught in it.
Take another thrill ride with Gabriel Allon.
©2006 Daniel Silva; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
"Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series." (Philadelphia Inquirer)
"The way Silva resolves his plot will keep readers right where he wants them: on the edges of their seats." (Publishers Weekly)
This is a great book and continues where the last book left off. The only issue is with the audio quality. The recording sounds horrible, the last
2 books have sounded this way. I hope the rest are better quality.
I really like the author and the performances of the series. I am learning a great deal and get entertained on my long commute as well. I never get bored or sleepy, but I do have to say that this one did not rivet me quite like the others. However, I am hooked and will continue with this very enlightening and very well written series.
I really enjoy listening to audiobooks of Daniel Silva's stories in general, they are always really well narrated and make the story come alive.
I can't pick one particular moment - the whole story flows really well and was very exciting.
He does a great job with the nuances of male and female voices and building up the suspense.
This was a great addition to the Gabriel Allon series and well worth every penny.
Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.
The terrorists of 9-11 were from Saudi Arabia.
The House of Saud has stuck a bargain with the radicalized mullahs to finance their Sharia Law schools emphasizing strict interpretation of the Koran. Islam mandates that only followers of its teachings are to be tolerated. All others are to be subjugated, enslaved, or annihilated.
Read Mr Joel Rosenberg's series of books related to The 13th Imam for interest and for parallel enlightenment. Mr Rosenberg has a deep compassion for all peoples of the Middle East but serious apocalyptic concerns about the Western world's complete misunderstanding of the teachings of Islam and the belief that Saudi Arabia is our best friend in the Arab world when in fact the House of Saud is the chief financier of World Terror, Inc.
2004 Audible listener
a bit slow to start but after the first chapter you stay engaged to the end
I enjoy this series for two reasons: the implausible luck reminds me of fantasy and the accurate reference to reality is an interesting blend. The voices and accents were particularly good in the one. The authors comments at the end about reference to true events was very interesting
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