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Detective Gabriel Allon returns in this stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal, long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds. In Munich, writer Benjamin Stern enters his flat to find a man leafing through his research. When Stern confronts him, the man shoots him, murmurs a few words in Latin, gathers the papers and leaves. In Venice, art restorer and Israeli agent Gabriel Allon reads a message saying that Stern is dead; can he leave immediately? At the Vatican, a priest named Pietro paces in the garden, pondering the discoveries he has made, the enemies he will make, and the journey he must undertake. Silva weaves these three threads into a multilayered mystery peopled with memorable characters and distinguished by rich prose.
©2003 Daniel Silva (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

Kritikerstimmen

"Silva...writes with the atmospheric grace and whiplash tension of le Carre." ( Booklist)

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    5 out of 5 stars

An outstanding superb thriller!

This book is chronologically the third in the Gabriel Allon series.

Chronological Order:
1. The Kill Artist
2. The English Assassin
3. The Confessor
4. Death in Venice
5. Prince of Fire
6. The Messenger

Unfortunately Audible has 'The Kill Artist'only as abridged version. 'The English Assassin' is available unabridged.

Gabriel, a former assassin for Israel's foreign intelligence service, the Mossad retired after the murders of his wife and son to lead a quiet life as an art restorer. Gabriel's ex-boss, Ari Shamron, an Israeli spymaster draws Gabriel into the world of espionage and revenge by telling him that his old friend and fellow former assassin team member Benjamin Stern was killed by a professional assassin who calls himself The Leopard. Gabriel investigates to find out why Stern was killed.


I found some uncomfortable similarities between this book and 'The Da Vinci Code' however, considering the copyright date, it is unlikely that Daniel Silva had read the latter when he wrote this one. Here, Gabriel has to find a very, very blonde (though not quite albino) assassin working for a conservative Catholic group who are plotting to take over the Vatican by killing people and are covering up a horrifying secret about the Church. (Hmmm sounds again very much like 'The Da Vinci Code'.) However, 'The Confessor' is certainly better written than 'The Da Vinci Code', and the revealed secrets are more horrifying because they are demonstrably true.

Hopefully the other stories with Gabriel Allon will be available as unabridged audiobook soon!

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Sprecher nervt total

So ein übertriebenes, affektiertes Gehabe habe ich von einem Hörbuchsprecher selten gehört. John Lee scheint davon überzeugt zu sein, dass die Geschichte dazu da ist, seinem exaltiert-britischem Gehabe einen Inhalt zu geben. Vielleicht erklärt ihm einmal jemand, dass die Story im Vordergrund stehen sollte. Leider zerstört er die gute Geschichte total.

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    4 out of 5 stars

Ich gestehe...

...ich bin Daniel Silva süchtig und habe alle Gabriel Allon Folgen gehört - oder gelesen. Wie bei allen Süchtigen stellt sich eine Mischung aus Fastzination, Spannung und Abscheu ein, manchmal will man gar nicht alles wissen, was einem da zugemutet wird - und doch ist es so spannend und gut erzählt, dass man nicht davon los kommt. Für Silva-Fans ein Muss, für alle anderen der Rat, fangt vorne an :-)