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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 073932490X
ISBN-13: 9780739324905
Sku: 31292002
Publish Date: 11/29/2005
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 5H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  3
Age Range:  NA
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From the author who “ ranks among the best of the younger American spy novelists” ("The Washington Post") comes a stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal.
Munich: The writer Benjamin Stern entered his flat to see a man standing there, leafing through his research, and said, “ Who the hell are you?” In answer, the man shot him. As Stern lay dying, the gunman murmured a few words in Latin, then gathered the writer’ s papers and left.
Venice: The art restorer Gabriel Allon applied a dab of paint carefully to the Bellini, then saw the boy approaching, a piece of paper in his hand. It would be about Stern, he knew. They would want him to leave right away. With a sigh, the Mossad agent finished his work, then began to pack his brushes.
Vatican City: The pope known as Paul VII– “ Pope Accidental, ” to his detractors– paced in his garden, thinking about the things he knew and the
enemies he would make. He believed he understood why God had chosen him for this job, but the road in front of him was hard and exceedingly perilous. If he succeeded, he would revolutionize the Church. If not, he might very well destroy it– and himself.
In the weeks to come, the journeys of all these men will come together, following a trail of long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds, leaving each one forever changed. Intrigue will dominate their lives and death stalk their paths, all of them in the shadow of the Confessor.
Filled with rich characters, remarkable prose, and an intricately woven plot suffused with surprise and intensity, this is an uncommonly powerful work by a new master of the art.
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In the wake of a Munich writer's assassination, Mossad agent Gabriel Allon and Vatican priest Pietro embark on dangerous journeys that reveal long-buried secrets affecting the fates of millions of people. By the author of The Mark of the Assassin. Read by Arliss Howard. Book available.In the wake of a Munich writer's assassination, Mossad agent Gabriel Allon and Vatican priest Pietro embark on dangerous journeys that reveal long-buried secrets affecting the fates of millions of people.
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Gabriel Allon is not only an art restorer (working in Venice at the moment on a Bellini fresco) but a Mossad hit man. When he's wrenched from his day job and dispatched to find out who killed one of the Mossad agents, he's reluctant at first, but as he gets drawn into the case he begins to uncover some disturbing revelations about possible collaboration in WWII between the Catholic Church and the Nazis. His own life is increasingly endangered as he pursues his quarry--and so is the life of the current pope, who has threatened to expose the scandal and has been targeted as a result.
Author Bio
Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva is one of the most popular spy novelists writing today, and he is often compared to such masters of the genre as Robert Ludlum and John Le Carre. Born in Michigan, Silva moved with his family to California at an early age. He was in the process of earning a master's degree in international relations when he was offered a temporary job at United Press International (UPI) in 1984. He abandoned school entirely after being offered full-time work. His UPI assignments took him to Cairo and the Persian Gulf, among other places, but despite the excitement of being a globe-trotting journalist, he longed to write a novel. Silva eventually settled in Washington, D.C., and joined CNN as a talk-show producer. With his wife's encouragement, he began working on a manuscript in his spare time. His debut novel, THE UNLIKELY SPY, set against the backdrop of World War II, was published in 1997 to great acclaim. Silva introduced his most popular protagonist, Gabriel Allon, in his fourth novel, THE KILL ARTIST (2000). Allon is a former Israeli secret agent who works as an art restorer, and on occasion, the government calls upon him to undertake a mission. Silva, who was raised a staunch Catholic, converted to Judaism as an adult and feels a deep kinship to the State of Israel. Reportedly, among his most ardent fans are members of Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency. One critic wrote that thanks to the author's contacts in that community, "Silva's [Allon] novels have the virtue of being prescient: Several key developments in the realms of diplomacy and espionage have been presaged, if not outright predicted, in Silva's work."

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format / Audio CD - Abridged:   Audio CD - Abridged
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   3
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Audio Assets
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