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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.
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"Silva...writes with the atmospheric grace and whiplash tension of le Carre." (Booklist)
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By Drew on 10-30-08

Exciting, intriguing

If you like history, ancient cities, espionage, religious corruption and intrigue then this book is for you. The story dabbles a bit in art history and lots in world history, specific world war II and the catholic churches involvement in the holocaust. The Confessor is about two less than specific groups of people directory tied to the the Holy See (Vatican City) who have different points of view on what is right for the Roman Curia and the disposition of their involvement in the events of World War II. It's very exciting and worth a listen, without a doubt.

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By Alexandra Salomon on 03-20-06

good story but over rated

I was influenced to listen to this book due to it's raving reviews and high stars. It was an entertaining story but it was not stellar.

It wasn't particuarly the best thriller I've read and the writting style was a bit clumsy.
the reader was excellent and brought what would have been a drab read to life.

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