Synopses & Reviews
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 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....
“It's become almost obligatory for lovers of high level thrillers to read each new Daniel Silva novel as soon as it appears. With his by now trademark character, Gabriel Allon...Silva just about guarantees a couple of days of terrific entertainment.” NPR, All Things Considered
“Daniel Silva's The Fallen Angel soars with authenticity....The Fallen Angel delivers the goods....Riveting espionage adventures that have timely, real-world relevance.” Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Meticulously researched....The Fallen Angel is a first-class spy mystery painted on a grand scale.” Columbus Dispatch
“His past 12 books, all featuring enigmatic spy/art restorer Gabriel Allon, have kept Silvas name high in the ranks; the latest, the Vatican-set The Fallen Angel, seems unlikely to reverse the trend.” Arizona Republic
Art restorer, assassin, spy — Gabriel Allon returns in The Fallen Angel
, another blockbuster espionage thriller from #1 New York Times
bestselling author Daniel Silva. The acclaimed author of Portrait of a Spy
, Silva (“a world class practitioner of spy fiction” — Washington Post
) is an undisputed master of the genre who has brought “new life to the international thriller” (Newsday
A breathtaking adventure that races around the globe, The Fallen Angel begins in Rome, where Allon is called upon to investigate a murder at the Vatican, one with disastrous repercussions that could plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. If you haven't yet been drawn into Daniel Silva's thrilling universe of intrigue, danger, and exceptional spycraft, start here — and see why the Philadelphia Inqurer declares that, “The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series.”
About the Author
Daniel Silva is the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, The Defector, The Rembrandt Affair, and Portrait of a Spy. He is married to NBC News Today correspondent Jamie Gangel; they live in Washington, D.C., with their two children.