The Order - Daniel Silva

The Order

By Daniel Silva

  • Release Date - Published: 2020-07-14
  • Book Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Author: Daniel Silva
Our rating: 5/5 stars

5 Score: 5 (From 10 Ratings)

The Order Daniel Silva read online review & book description:

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. 

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Posted Reviews

  • “Lost Gospel”

    1
    By seraphim92
    These lost gospels have been discredited ages ago these cane from heretical sects. Just another book that conceals it’s anti-Catholicism
  • The educated truth

    4
    By russ kram
    Educational truth Not his best adventure, but historically a very educational and truthful rendition of anti Semitic behavior and why it has occurred
  • Riveting

    5
    By Thor039
    One of the best of the Gabriel Allon series. I literally could not put the book down and read it in one day.
  • The Order

    5
    By Aunt Helly
    Superb - always my favorite July read. I look forward to Silva’s new book every summer and this was thoughtful, engaging, entertaining and interesting, all wrapped up in a great read. Long live the Allons Keep them coming!
  • Another Great Gabriel Allon Book!

    5
    By The Black Widow - DS
    Another wonderful Gabriel Allon book from Daniel Silva! This 20th book of the series starts with the death of the sitting pope at the Vatican, and some irregularities about the death noticed by the pope’s private secretary. Simultaneously in Israel the wife of Gabriel Allon, head of Israeli intelligence has gone to extraordinary lengths to engineer a vacation with the family for her hard-working husband. Their destination is Venice to visit her parents and spend some time in Italy – her home country and a place where Gabriel lived and worked for years. In a previous book in the series Gabriel saved the life of the pope and is a good friend of both the pope who has died and his private secretary Luigi Donati. Once Gabriel and his family arrive in Italy, hang onto your hats! Gabriel is drawn into investigating the circumstances surrounding the pope’s death. This trail leads to some very rich and powerful bad guys with a world-changing agenda. The mission is very personal to Gabriel in several ways, so there goes the vacation! Gabriel calls in the team from Israel to help, and we’re off on an adventure as only Daniel Silva can write one. I have to stop reading every now and again because the situation is so edgy it makes me nervous. After a few minutes I’m reading again eager to see what happens next. The answer is a lot, plus a surprise that I didn’t see coming at all! The book also has a subplot about what Gabriel’s life might look like after he retires. Sounds lovely and calm – why do I doubt that? I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. That said, I love the book, and have purchased a signed copy for my home library, and also ordered the eBook version.

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