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In Munich, a Jewish scholar is assassinated.  In Venice, Mossad agent and art restorer Gabriel Allon receives the news, puts down his brushes, and leaves immediately.  And at the Vatican, the new pope vows to uncover the truth about the church's response to the Holocaust-while a powerful cardinal plots his next move.

Now, as Allon follows a trail of secrets and unthinkable deeds, the lives of millions are changed forever-and the life of one man becomes expendable...

Review:

"Many books and plays have questioned Pope Pius XII's silence and lack of action during the Holocaust. At the end of The Confessor, after many scenes of thumping action, passionate words, hot pursuit and cold revenge, what will probably stay with you longest are the quiet moments where the reasons for Pope Paul VII's convictions are revealed. ... [I]t certainly leaves a tingle." The Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Accomplished...as elegantly written as its predecessors...a compelling piece of fiction, one that manages to be both superior entertainment and a hard look at serious issues." The Washington Post

Review:

"The plot of The Confessor is complex, yes, but it's so believable that, by the end of the book, you will be wondering how much of this might really have happened, or might happen yet. It's a fine, absorbing read-especially if you'd like something that feels current and will occupy your mind so thoroughly that, for a while, you can forget about what's going on in the rest of the world." Bookreporter.com

Review:

"Another polished and entertaining thriller from the prolific Silva, this one tracking dark secrets in Vatican City....Powered by steady pacing, keen detail, and a strong, ironic finish." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Silva's "New York Times" bestseller--called "a shrewd, timely thriller that opens the heart of the Vatican" by the "Chicago Tribune"--follows Mossad agent Gabriel Allon to the Vatican as the new Pope vows to uncover the truth about the church's response to the Holocaust.

About the Author

Daniel Silva "ranks among the best of the younger American spy novelists," writes The Washington Post, and The Washingtonian goes even farther: "Silva has now indisputably joined the ranks of Graham Greene and John Le Carre."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451211484
Author:
Silva, Daniel
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
Popes
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Gabriel Allon Novels
Series Volume:
no. 98/511
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
7.55x4.30x1.07 in. .62 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 480 pages Signet Book - English 9780451211484 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Many books and plays have questioned Pope Pius XII's silence and lack of action during the Holocaust. At the end of The Confessor, after many scenes of thumping action, passionate words, hot pursuit and cold revenge, what will probably stay with you longest are the quiet moments where the reasons for Pope Paul VII's convictions are revealed. ... [I]t certainly leaves a tingle."
"Review" by , "Accomplished...as elegantly written as its predecessors...a compelling piece of fiction, one that manages to be both superior entertainment and a hard look at serious issues."
"Review" by , "The plot of The Confessor is complex, yes, but it's so believable that, by the end of the book, you will be wondering how much of this might really have happened, or might happen yet. It's a fine, absorbing read-especially if you'd like something that feels current and will occupy your mind so thoroughly that, for a while, you can forget about what's going on in the rest of the world."
"Review" by , "Another polished and entertaining thriller from the prolific Silva, this one tracking dark secrets in Vatican City....Powered by steady pacing, keen detail, and a strong, ironic finish."
"Synopsis" by , Silva's "New York Times" bestseller--called "a shrewd, timely thriller that opens the heart of the Vatican" by the "Chicago Tribune"--follows Mossad agent Gabriel Allon to the Vatican as the new Pope vows to uncover the truth about the church's response to the Holocaust.
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