Gabriel Allon, master art restorer and assassin, returns in a spellbinding No.1 New York Times bestselling novel.
For all fans of Robert Ludlum. Bruised and war-weary following his secret war to bring down a terrorist mastermind, Gabriel Allon returns to his beloved Rome to restore a Caravaggio masterpiece.
But early one morning Gabriel is summoned by his friend and occasional ally Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to the Pope.
The broken body of a beautiful woman lies beneath Michelangelo's magnificent dome.
Donati fears a public inquiry will inflict more wounds on an already-damaged Church so he calls upon Gabriel to use his matchless talents and experience to quietly pursue the truth - was it suicide, or something more sinister?
Gabriel discovers that the woman revealed a dangerous secret that threatens powers beyond the Vatican. And an old enemy plots revenge in the shadows, an unthinkable act of sabotage that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions.
Once again Gabriel must return to the ranks of his old intelligence service-and place himself, and those he holds dear, on the razor's edge of danger.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, maps
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 06/06/2013
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780007433360