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Publisher's Summary

Detective Gabriel Allon returns in this stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal, long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds. In Munich, writer Benjamin Stern enters his flat to find a man leafing through his research. When Stern confronts him, the man shoots him, murmurs a few words in Latin, gathers the papers and leaves. In Venice, art restorer and Israeli agent Gabriel Allon reads a message saying that Stern is dead; can he leave immediately? At the Vatican, a priest named Pietro paces in the garden, pondering the discoveries he has made, the enemies he will make, and the journey he must undertake. Silva weaves these three threads into a multilayered mystery peopled with memorable characters and distinguished by rich prose.
© 2003 Daniel Silva; (P) 2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Silva...writes with the atmospheric grace and whiplash tension of le Carre." (Booklist)

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love these books

a unique, engrossing and well crafted story line that is skillfully narrated . Silva has special talent and his protagonist, Gabriel Allon has a special appeal.

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Truth?

How much of the story is based on truth? Or at least a distortion of actual events

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Excellent and historically accurate

Using historically accurate account of a tragic time in the history of Europe and the Catholic Church develops a wonderful mystery story. Narration is excellent, good character development, good twists and turns. Very detailed so it is a book that you need to listen to while not otherwise occupied.

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Awesome Narration

One of the best narrations. My complements to the artist. The artist does a fantastic job of recreating the local ambience depicted in the book.

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Terrific Story - Great Performance!

Another great plot line from Daniel Silva! And Lee's reading is masterful! It's my second time to hear it and it was just as enjoyable as the first.

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AWESOME-AGAIN

This author is right up there with J. Patterson. Credit also to an AWESOME NARRATOR

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Excellent story

Excellent story and equally excellent performance by the narrator! Daniel Silva has the best series, do yourself a favor and read all of them!

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Great Book

This is a great book as have been all the books in this series so far!

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Great pick!

This was an excellent "read" and kept me on the edge of my chair throughout.

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Solid story and performance..

Though not my favorite Gabriel Allon novel narrator, John Lee grew bigger with his performance in the Confessor.
Plot is really strong and brings new and very rarely spoken Catholic church's role in WWII. I enjoyed every minute and wanted to consume all in a rush! Well done Daniel Silva. To the next book in the series I move :-)