- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Penguin UK (1 April 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 014101587X
- ISBN-13: 978-0141015873
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.5 x 18.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Confessor Paperback – 1 Apr 2004
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Description for The Confessor
"Silva . . . loads new excitement into the word thriller." -- "Library Journal"
About the Author
Daniel Silva is the bestselling author of The Unlikely Spy, The Mark of the Assassin, The Marching Season, The Kill Artist, The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, Price of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant,Moscow Rules and The Defector. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, NBC News Today correspondent Jamie Gangel, and their two children, Lily and Nicholas.
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Gabriel Allon, Israel’s super spy and sometime art restorer, gets involved when a good friend and scholar is assassinated, a man with a hazy and long ago connection to those same events associated with Pius XII.
The plot takes us hopscotching all over Europe to such cities as Vienna, Munich, London and Zurich. Author Daniel Silva weaves a complicated story with plenty of twists and surprises along the way. Allon even performs an ecumenical service for the pope to bring the Jewish and Catholic faiths closer together.
The problem was that the book didn't really start until the last third. The writer filled the first two thirds with a hodgepodge of characters with their own nationalities, names, code names, co-conspirators, enemies, lovers, and motivations. There were too many international locales and too many foreign words. (And I admit I am not a fan of this genre anyway.) At the halfway point there was still no coherent story line except that no one dared turn their back on anyone else.
I would have given this book three stars instead of four except that the story was so good once the plot developed.