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Author: David Liss Narrator: Samuel Roukin Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9781490636733
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Lisbon, 1755: A distinguished-looking gentleman emerges from the bowels of a ship freshly arrived from London, and sets into the city with a singular purpose. This is Sebastian Foxx, born SebastiAo Raposa, and his parents were abducted by the Inquisition when Sebastian was just thirteen years old. Now trained in the arts of coercion by bounty hunter Benjamin Weaver-whom readers will recognize from several of Liss's other novels-Sebastian has returned to the city to repay old debts . . . and to find the man who killed his father. He'll need money. He'll need power. But most importantly, he'll need to find his allies and identify his enemies among the Inquisition's spies. David Liss is the author of The Twelfth Enchantment, The Whiskey Rebels, The Ethical Assassin, A Spectacle of Corruption, The Coffee Trader, and A Conspiracy of Paper, winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] action-packed novel.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “In Benjamin Weaver, David Liss has created one of historical fiction’s most compelling action heroes…Liss, as always, deftly negotiates the larger and trickier task of making the concerns of his period—fanaticism, persecution, and corruption, as well as ideas of vengeance and forgiveness—slip neatly across the centuries and lock into our own worries and obsessions.”

    Washington Post

  • “One of the masters of the historical thriller, Liss is back with yet another highly entertaining novel…[The Day of Atonement] paints a vivid picture of the waning days of the Inquisition and of the truly evil religious leaders who led it. One of Liss’s best books.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “Enthralling…[a] sly, rich, and swift novel of vengeance and rough justice.”

    Seattle Times

  • “Another intriguing thriller set against historical events for Liss, who has a knack for period detail, breakneck plots, and characters we want to root for.”

    San Antonio Express-News

  • “In his latest historical thriller, Liss portrays eighteenth-century Lisbon in vivid detail, leading up to the great earthquake of 1755. The history is well researched and furnishes an excellent portrait of Portugal under the ever-looming shadow of the Inquisition. A compelling story of obsession and revenge, the novel is also ultimately a tale of redemption. Liss fans and aficionados of intelligent, well-written historical fiction will be eager for this title.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Samuel Roukin narrates with such controlled intensity that we almost believe Sebastiao Laposa could singlehandedly destroy Jesuit inquisitors, right wrongs, and rescue damsels in distress. Roukin doesn’t try to make his voice match the age or sex of each character, but through tone and pacing he conveys the determination, fear, rage, and other passions that drive each of the troubled souls in the corrupt city of Lisbon. It’s all delivered by a gifted narrator.”


  • A Library Journal Best Book of 2014

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About the Author

David Liss is the author six novels, most recently The Devil’s Company. He has several bestselling novels, including, A Conspiracy of Paper, winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, The Coffee Trader, A Spectacle of Corruption, The Ethical Assassin, and The Whiskey Rebels. In 2008, at the United Nations Convention against Corruption in Bali, Indonesia, he was named an Artist for Integrity by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. No one is really sure why he should receive this honor or what it means, but it very possibly makes him the Bono of historical fiction. David Liss’ novels have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and children.

About the Narrator

Samuel Roukin, Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a British film and stage actor who is best known for his role as Snatcher in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. He has also appeared in Bright Star and Miss Austin Regrets.