Gabriel Allon - art restorer, spy, and assassin - returns in a
spellbinding thriller from the No1 New York Times-bestselling
master of intrigue and suspense.
When last we encountered Gabriel Allon in "Portrait of a
Spy", he was pitted in a blood-soaked duel with a deadly
network of jihadist terrorists. Now, exposed and war-weary, he has
returned to his beloved Rome to restore a Caravaggio masterpiece
for the Vatican.
But while working early one morning in the conservation laboratory,
Gabriel is summoned to Saint Peter's Basilica by his friend and
occasional ally Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private
secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful
woman lies smashed and broken beneath Michelangelo's
magnificent dome. The Vatican police rule the death a suicidal
fall, though Gabriel, with his restorer's eye and flawless
memory, suspects otherwise. So, it seems, does the monsignor.
Concerned about a potential scandal, Donati fears a public inquiry
will inflict more wounds on an already-damaged Church; he calls
upon Gabriel to use his matchless talents and experience to quietly
pursue the truth - with one important caveat.
"Rule number one at the Vatican," Donati said.
"Don't ask too many questions."
Gabriel soon discovers that the dead woman had uncovered a
dangerous secret - a secret that threatens powers beyond the
Vatican. To solve the mystery, Gabriel joins forces with a master
art thief to penetrate a criminal smuggling network that is looting
timeless treasures of antiquity and selling them to the highest
bidder. But there is more to this network than just greed. An old
enemy is plotting revenge, an unthinkable act of sabotage that will
plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions. Once
again Gabriel must return to the ranks of his old intelligence
service - and place himself, and those he holds dear, on the
razor's edge of danger.
An intoxicating blend of art and intrigue, The Fallen Angel moves
swiftly from the private chambers of the Vatican, to a glamorous
art gallery in St Moritz, to the hidden alleyways of Istanbul - and
finally, to a pulse-pounding climax in the ancient city of
Jerusalem, the world's most sacred and contested parcel of
land. Each setting is rendered with the care of an Old Master, as
are the spies, lovers, priests, and thieves who inhabit its pages.
It is a story of faith and of the destructive power of secrets. And
it is an all-too-timely reminder that those who do not remember the
past are doomed to repeat it.
'Allon is the 21st century Bond - elegantly paced, subtle and well-informed.' Daily Mail 'Sexily brooding Allon... must be the most famous superspy not played by Daniel Craig' Daily Telegraph 'In true Bauer fashion, shoot-outs, kidnappings and international terror plots follow Gabriel Allon wherever he goes' USA Today 'Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of the plot' People
Daniel Silva, bis 1997 Top-Journalist des CNN, verbrachte lange Jahre als Auslandskorrespondent im Nahen Osten, in Kairo und am Persischen Golf. Seit dem großen internationalen Erfolg seines Thrillers "Double Cross - Falsches Spiel" widmet er sich ganz dem Schreiben. Übersetzt in mehr als zwanzig Sprachen, gehört Daniel Silva zur ersten Garde amerikanischer Thrillerautoren.
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