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Preview — The Confessor by Daniel Silva
The Confessor (Gabriel Allon #3)
Working as art restorer Mario Delvecchio, Allon is called one more time into service to investigate the mysterious murder of his friend Benjamin Stern. As the investigation progresses, Allon discovers that Stern has been working on a book, that once published would cause a scandal in the Vatican and do great harm to the Roman Catholic Churc ...more
Em relação às personagens, Daniel Silva não as apresenta com sucesso. Limita-se a bombardear o leitor com nomes e cargos profissionais e afi ...more
This is the third in the Gabriel Allum series. In this one, he learns that he is to go to Munich because a Jewish historian, has been murdered. Again we have a thriller with Gabriel, now partnered with another beautiful woman, another Israeli spy, and the two of them are not only supposed to find out who killed the historian, but why. After Gabriel visits a journalist who was know ...more
The main character Gabriel Allon, an Israeli assasin/spy/art restorer, who for me is always the big attraction. Allon was assigned to investigate the murder of Benjamin Stern in Munich with virtually no clues.
A second story line involves the death of a pope and conspiracy to hide secrets surrounding how the church handled the Holocaust. Crux Vera, a secret church organization, further compl ...more
The premise of the story, that the Vatican was complicit in the Holocaust and that a shady group called Crux Vera acts as a Mafia-like killing machine within the Holy See truly ...more
Worth reading for fans of the Gabriel Allon series, but not a book that will be remembered in the same breath as the first two novels about ...more
I really loved this one. It was amazing in every aspect, plot, characterizations, writing, pacing. Everything works together so seamlessly, something that seems to be effortless for Daniel Silva.
Gabriel Allon is such a complex character, I like him more and more with each book. I hope he finds a little true peace and happiness somewhere along the line.
Looking forward to the next one!
At the Vatican, the new po ...more
He soon discovers that his death may be linked to the Vatican. Back into the dark and shadowy world he knows so well, he unearths a conspiracy involving the church’s collaboration with a secret organization during the Holocaust.
Again, great characterization fast paced plot set in different locations.
I have mixed feelings about this book. 3.0 stars seems right because I enjoyed it but was left feeling like I would not have missed much had I not read it. I was not a big fan of how much it focused on the Vatican and Catholicism as a whole. The intricacies of that world felt bland to me. There were some "oh come on" moments where unrealistic things happened that would have certainly been avoided in real life. And finally the end of the book was extremely anti-climactic. A major aspect is resolv ...more
It was interesting, but not mind-blowing. I especialy didn't like the characters. They just... never felt real. It was like we only knew them superficially.
Still, it was a nice read, but one that honestly, if I hadn't needed to finish the book, it would have probably taken me much longer than just a few days to read it. It just wasn't a story that kept calling me.
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Silva skilfully walks a line a between the action and exotic locations of a Bond novel, and the slow, cold grit of a Le Carre spy story. It's serious and believable, but still has car chases and shoot-outs.
Reading the Gabriel Allon backlist in reverse order, I note that the author, Daniel Silva, improved as he progressed. For clearly this early (#3 in publication sequence) Allon is a developmental piece where Silva is still working on the style that would later enliven such work as The Fallen Angel. In The Confessor, Silva aims high and broad, in the all-encompassing scope and audacity of The Da Vinci Code, and in the wish-fulfilling formulation of the invincible, impervious and unerringly-accurat...more
The plot is based on the silence of Pius XII ...more
By the way he writes, Mr Silva is following the footsteps of acclaimed international top notch thriller writers like (i.e) Federick Forsyth.
The Confessor exhibits a polished prose, good plotting, satisfactory outline of characters, and employment of resources to grab the reader attention
The core of this story is the willingness of the new elected Pope Paul the VII to release secluded key information and documents to prove the Church silence and Vatican-Na ...more