The Confessor (Gabriel Allon #3)
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
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
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 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!
Although it is certain that many Catholics will find this novel offensive and troublesome, IMHO the reason for this is simply that the truth hurts. While most people know of the horror of the Holocaust, I am fairly certain that just as many do not know that the Catholic church did little to aid in its prevention or demise.
This facet of information is critical to development of the story of The Confessor. The fact that the protagonist is a Spy and an Assassin only adds to...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.
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
This is spy work at its finest. This was a find, quite by chance. However, I plan to read all the rest of the Dan Silva's now that I have a chance to see his high level of creative writing!
This is the story of Gabriel Allon who poses as an art restorer in Italy. Since he is so skilled, he gets to work on Berninni et al.
However, in the...more
The delight of this book is that the bad guys...more
Gabriel Allon, the masterpiece restorer and Israeli spy, attempts to track down the murderer of one of his best friends, Benjamin Stern. In the process he uncovers documents that implicate members of the Vatican in the WW II Holocaust. He also uncovers a contemporary plot to take over the Catholic Church by people dedicated to restoring it to its medieval glory. He is confronted by an old foe, Eric Lange, an assassin for hire...more
I haven't read enough in the espionage genre to know if shadowy Illuminati type agencies and massive planet wide conspiracies are a trope or a cliche but I'...more