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The Order - Daniel Silva

The Order

By Daniel Silva

  • Release Date: 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 2,933 Ratings

Description

#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a riveting new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon.

It was nearly one a.m. by the time he crawled into bed. Chiara was reading a novel, oblivious to the television, which was muted. On the screen was a live shot of St. Peter’s Basilica. Gabriel raised the volume and learned that an old friend had died …

Gabriel Allon has slipped quietly into Venice for a much-needed holiday with his wife and two young children. But when Pope Paul VII dies suddenly, Gabriel is summoned to Rome by the Holy Father’s loyal private secretary, Archbishop Luigi Donati. A billion Catholic faithful have been told that the pope died of a heart attack. Donati, however, has two good reasons to suspect his master was murdered. The Swiss Guard who was standing watch outside the papal apartments the night of the pope’s death is missing. So, too, is the letter the Holy Father was writing during the final hours of his life. A letter that was addressed to Gabriel.

While researching in the Vatican Secret Archives, I came upon a most remarkable book …

The book is a long-suppressed gospel that calls into question the accuracy of the New Testament’s depiction of one of the most portentous events in human history. For that reason alone, the Order of St. Helena will stop at nothing to keep it out of Gabriel’s hands. A shadowy Catholic society with ties to the European far right, the Order is plotting to seize control of the papacy. And it is only the beginning.

As the cardinals gather in Rome for the start of the conclave, Gabriel sets out on a desperate search for proof of the Order’s conspiracy, and for a long-lost gospel with the power to put an end to two thousand years of murderous hatred. His quest will take him from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, to a monastery in Assisi, to the hidden depths of the Secret Archives, and finally to the Sistine Chapel, where he will witness an event no outsider has ever before seen—the sacred passing of the Keys of St. Peter to a newly elected pope.

Swiftly paced and elegantly rendered, The Order will hold readers spellbound, from its opening passages to its breathtaking final twist of plot. It is a novel of friendship and faith in a perilous and uncertain world. And it is still more proof that Daniel Silva is his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue. 

Reviews

  • Will not continue series

    3
    By 216jl
    Gabriel is too predictable. Found a lot of chapters boring. Did not like how author describes Munich. It is a beautiful city.
  • Not for me

    2
    By Mad Hatter 41
    If I had wanted to read about the author’s religious philosophy, I would have picked a Dan Brown book. I don’t. There is relatively little to this book beyond the theological screed. I should have passed on it, and you should, too.
  • Loved it.

    5
    By QuandriesResolved
    Tightly written, entirely timely, frantically paced... couldn’t put it down.
  • The Order

    5
    By FLbluey
    I’m a big fan of Gabriel Allon and The Order didn’t disappoint. Good solid read. One of his better books especially lately.
  • Dissapoinitng

    1
    By Mrpnq
    Love this series pass on this one.
  • Good book

    5
    By 777Bob777
    I always enjoy his writing and this is no exception
  • Just Ok

    4
    By Rich10e
    It seemed a little like holy blood holy Grail which questioned the divinity of Christ. As a Cathoilc with 12 years Catholic education from the late 50’s-70. Cathoilc education did not rely on the Bible nor the new Testaments gospels. Jew hating wasn’t class
  • Another excellent read!

    5
    By nancy sayers
    Fast paced, great characters. Somewhat more like Di Vinci Code.
  • Silva is a Biden democrat stooge.

    1
    By SonyReaderSucks
    Silva is a Biden democrat stooge. Perhaps the “squad” can spit on Israel´s legacy in the next treacherous installment. What a shame Silva has perverted a perfectly wonderful series by injecting phony narrative party line claptrap into the continuing saga of the very existence of a beloved and blessedly protected Jewish state. Our Christian brethren in the largely anti-Semitic intelligence community have won in allowing this implausible anti-Trump narrative to dominate and skew the continuing story of triumphant survival that the “Office” must manage at all cost in order to assure that true allies of both the IC and the State of Israel such as the inimitable 45th US President Donald J. Trump, and implacable foes such as the vain high-heeled “Tsar”, both fear their prowess just enough to prompt such dipoles to wreak havoc elsewhere, and allow this blessed slice of biblical heaven to survive unscathed for yet another millennium.
  • Again

    5
    By Spring221345
    Another great read! Very entertaining.

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