The Confessor by Daniel Silva

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In Munich, a Jewish scholar is assassinated.  In Venice, Mossad agent and art restorer Gabriel Allon receives the news, puts down his brushes, and leaves immediately.  And at the Vatican, the new pope vows to uncover the truth about the church's response to the Holocaust-while a powerful cardinal plots his next move.

Now, as Allon follows a trail of secrets and unthinkable deeds, the lives of millions are changed forever-and the life of one man becomes expendable...


About Daniel Silva

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Daniel Silva is the #1 New York Times-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, Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules and The Defector. He is married to NBC News Today correspondent Jamie Gangel. They have two children, Lily and Nicholas. In 2009 Silva was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council.
Published February 24, 2004 by Signet. 424 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, History, Crime, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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To widely held suspicions that Pope Pius XII was complicit in the Holocaust, Silva adds a compelling premise: What if Pope John Paul’s successor, here the fictional Pope Paul VII, made information public proving that Pius XII and the Vatican colluded with the Nazis?

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Silva draws on bizarre WWII secrets uncovered by historians like Susan Zuccotti (whom Silva credits) for his premise.

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Daniel Silva's new spy thriller, which is riding on the coattails of his bestseller THE ENGLISH ASSASSIN, proves without a doubt that conspiracy is still alive today and thriving in Europe without the aid of communism --- in fiction, anyway.

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At one time Gabriel Allon and Benjamin Stern were operatives in the Israeli security branch known as The Office.

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The only positive element in Allon's life as he tracts down Stern's killers is Chiara, a Rabbi's daughter, who is willing to risk her life to help Allon and to uncover the truth, both about Stern's murder, and the church's role in the murder of Jews during World War II and the protection that the...

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