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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,095 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Silva Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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After narrowly surviving his last operation, Gabriel Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, has taken refuge behind the walls of the Vatican, where he is restoring one of Caravaggio's greatest masterpieces. But early one morning, he is summoned to St. Peter's Basilica by Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies broken beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome.

The Vatican police suspect suicide, though Gabriel believes otherwise. So, it seems, does Donati. But the monsignor is fearful that a public inquiry might inflict another scandal on the Church, and so he calls upon Gabriel to quietly pursue the truth - with one caveat.

Rule number one at the Vatican, Donati said. Don't ask too many questions.

Gabriel learns that the dead woman had uncovered a dangerous secret - a secret that threatens a global criminal enterprise that is looting timeless treasures of antiquity and selling them to the highest bidder. But there is more to this network than just greed. A mysterious operative is plotting an act of sabotage that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions....

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace Kerrigan | 2/18/2014

    " This was a great book--on the order of Angels and Demons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry Walz | 2/16/2014

    " Very similar to his other books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay | 2/13/2014

    " Excellent suspense with plenty of details about art history as well as Israeli events. Love that the main character is a retired spy / art restorer. Who would think of that combo? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 2/5/2014

    " Total trash but I still love it. This was not his best and was a bit too preachy but overall it was thrilling as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allen Elggren | 2/4/2014

    " So much information about Islam and art, all packed in these pages. Thrilling and informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 2/3/2014

    " Daniel Slva is always entertaining but I did find this book devolved into such an anti-Palestinian plot line that it took away the enjoyment at the end. Much more fun when dealing with the Vatican and the theft of art antiquities.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marla | 2/3/2014

    " Made my way slowly through Daniel Silva's most recent thriller. Sadly, it's like reading all his other books with a few changes in plot and secondary characters. I have enjoyed his Gabriel Allon series but fear this may be my last as to me they have lost their punch and originality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Crosby | 1/23/2014

    " The Gabriel Allon novels continue to be uneven. I geatly enjoyed the set-up of this novel, but when the investigation shifts from murder and antiquities theft to terrorism I grew less interested. Indeed the final resolution of the murder seems anticlimactic. Still, I liked this better than Portrait of a Spy, but less than Rembrandt Affair. Once again, the formula remains essentially unchanged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbie57 | 1/19/2014

    " My guilty pleasure reading Daniel Silva's books. Always a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 1/18/2014

    " I was romanced into reading this book by reviews in the NYTimes. I like escape mystery, intrigue novels, but this one leaves much to be desired. It is the latest addition to a very prescriptive series about an Israeli super sky. You can skip this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peg | 1/17/2014

    " Another thriller. Read in 2011 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 12/25/2013

    " Every time I finish a Daniel Silva book with Gabriel Allon in it I just hope that there is a new one on its way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlajan Katz | 12/16/2013

    " Very well done as usual which is the thing Gabriel alon is done try someone new . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 12/10/2013

    " A true page turner. I find Daniel Silva's writing drinkable. Too bad I am not sated for long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bgrayyoung | 11/27/2013

    " A timely roller coaster ride of a story. Once again I am appalled at the atrocities man commits against his fellow man in the name of "religion". A great introduction to the art/antiquities underworld with characters I've grown to admire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne Lavoie | 11/23/2013

    " Definitely read this book. Have read 2 other books with this character and love them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melinda | 11/16/2013

    " I'm a sucker for this Israeli spy but this one just didn't do it for me. It was a dull beginning and then was all over the place with no real flow. It's time for Mr Allon to retire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maki | 11/8/2013

    " Always my favorite spy books. Can't wait the next one next summer again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 8/8/2013

    " It's a fun read but very formulaic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Canapp | 8/1/2013

    " Half way through this one.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 7/12/2013

    " Just when you think you know what's happening, something else happens too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robbin | 6/3/2013

    " This was good but not one of his best. I am a huge fan and will definitely read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Holden | 5/24/2013

    " The Fallen Angel is one of Daniel Silva's best books yet! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josie | 2/13/2013

    " LOVE LOVE LOVE Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon series. I always look forward to his books every summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 1/25/2013

    " Another totally engrossing and enjoyable book in this series. I loved the art, the political machinations and the characters. There is a part of me that's thinking the series may be drawing to a close. I do so want to be wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Davis | 1/24/2013

    " At least as good aas the last Gabriel Allon books, probably better. Good story without TOO many story lines going at once, which is sometimes the case. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 1/21/2013

    " one of the best books in the Gabriel Allon series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Edwards | 1/13/2013

    " I love Silva as an author. This book combines my favorite ingredients: intrique, history and espionage.Add art to the book virtues and you won't put book down! Enjoy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tora | 1/5/2013

    " Same old...same old, but still enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 8/7/2012

    " I am a big fan of Gabriel Allon. This book reads like he will be retiring soon. Alas. Typical Silva novel-good characters, some old familiars, fast pace. A very nice recreational readl "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry | 8/4/2012

    " enjoyed the book as I have all the Gabriel Allon series. Always looking forward to the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Keeney | 7/13/2012

    " All the Silva "Gabriel Allon" books are entertaining and even educational, but they are getting formulaic. This one bounces between two very interesting places; the Vatican and Jerusalem. "

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About the Author
Author Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva is the author of more than a dozen bestselling novels in the Michael Osbourne series and the Gabriel Allon series of suspense thrillers. He has twice won the Barry Award for Best Thriller for The Messenger in 2007 and The Fallen Angel in 2013. All of his novels have been New York Times bestsellers, with seven titles reaching #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.