The Confessor

The Confessor

Large Print - 2003
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A New York Times Bestseller In Munich, writer Benjamin Stern entered his flat to find a man leafing through his research, and said, "Who the hell are you?" In answer, the man shot him. In Venice, art restorer Gabriel Allon applied a dab of paint carefully to the Bellini, then saw the boy approaching with a piece of paper in his hand. With a sigh, the Mossad agent began to pack his brushes. In Vatican City, the pope known as Paul VII paced in his garden, thinking about the things he knew and the enemies he would make. In the weeks to come, the journeys of all these men will come together, dominated by intrigue and stalked by death, in the shadow of the Confessor.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2003
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780786254484
0786254483
Branch Call Number: FIC/SIL

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artwinfun
Apr 30, 2017

MY FAVORITE AUTHOR.

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JohnLSwanson
May 30, 2016

Silva is the master.

Great read and well integrated information about Catholic Church and Jewish history. Fast moving plot as always. This is the first hint and his recovery from the brutal assassination of his wife and son.

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zipread
Nov 20, 2011

Whenever I go somewhere where the sun is hot, the beach is sandy and the water alluring the apple of my eye packs a handful of books to keep both of us occupied as we roast and toast ourselves till we are an all-over healthy brown. She packs and I co-read. Daniel Silva’s “The Confessor” was number one on my list of reads. The others , save one, were too obviously chick lits. But Silva’s cover promised “spy-fiction ace” and “compelling … superior entertainment” Both assessments were right on the money.
Silva has the recipe for a good read down pat. He takes a dash of dirty WWII Nazi secrets; mixes in a little Vatican skullduggery; a measure of rogue cardinals from the curia; a passel some Italian carabinieri of dubious loyalty; an aging author secretly writing a book that stirs up unwanted interest; a restorer of Re naissance art who is not who he appears to be; and a squadron of Israeli agents. Stir and then set the resulting batter in some mildly exotic and mildly glamorous locations: Provence; Ticino; and Rome. Add a good measure of gunplay; some fast cars and then bake and you’ve got “The Confessor”.
Silva writes well. This book was tough to put down. Riveting is the word. Maybe that’s why he’s got a number of other novels to his credit. He’s good. No Dan Brown, mind you, but good none the less. Good enough for me to make a point of putting him on my “other books to read” list.
For sure, Silva’s got a hit on his hands.

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rahmmie
Mar 30, 2011

Very good book. I thought the author overdid the plot twist at the end, but still a very enjoyable book

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