The Order

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#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a riveting new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon.

It was nearly one a.m. by the time he crawled into bed. Chiara was reading a novel, oblivious to the television, which was muted. On the screen was a live shot of St. Peter’s Basilica. Gabriel raised the volume and learned that an old friend had died …

Gabriel Allon has slipped quietly into Venice for a much-needed holiday with his wife and two young children. But when Pope Paul VII dies suddenly, Gabriel is summoned to Rome by the Holy Father’s loyal private secretary, Archbishop Luigi Donati. A billion Catholic faithful have been told that the pope died of a heart attack. Donati, however, has two good reasons to suspect his master was murdered. The Swiss Guard who was standing watch outside the papal apartments the night of the pope’s death is missing. So, too, is the letter the Holy Father was writing during the final hours of his life. A letter that was addressed to Gabriel.

While researching in the Vatican Secret Archives, I came upon a most remarkable book …

The book is a long-suppressed gospel that calls into question the accuracy of the New Testament’s depiction of one of the most portentous events in human history. For that reason alone, the Order of St. Helena will stop at nothing to keep it out of Gabriel’s hands. A shadowy Catholic society with ties to the European far right, the Order is plotting to seize control of the papacy. And it is only the beginning.

As the cardinals gather in Rome for the start of the conclave, Gabriel sets out on a desperate search for proof of the Order’s conspiracy, and for a long-lost gospel with the power to put an end to two thousand years of murderous hatred. His quest will take him from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, to a monastery in Assisi, to the hidden depths of the Secret Archives, and finally to the Sistine Chapel, where he will witness an event no outsider has ever before seen—the sacred passing of the Keys of St. Peter to a newly elected pope.

Swiftly paced and elegantly rendered, The Order will hold readers spellbound, from its opening passages to its breathtaking final twist of plot. It is a novel of friendship and faith in a perilous and uncertain world. And it is still more proof that Daniel Silva is his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue. 

Mysteries & Thrillers
July 14

Customer Reviews

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The Order

Not as good as some but still an interesting read

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Defending Judaism by Demolishing Christianity - Really?

I have loved every book in this fantastic series until this one. All of the others deserved 5 stars.

But this whole book is built on destroying the Christian gospels - their words, their doctrines, their veracity, everything. The writer rightly hates anti-Semitism, but attacks it by relentlessly spewing anti-Christianity from beginning to end. He cops out by saying it’s only a work of fiction. Well, so was the “Elders of Zion” monstrosity.

Does Mr. Silva know that there are 100 million evangelical Christians in America, most of whom heartily support Israel? And a vast majority of Catholics who are not anti-Semitic?

The author owes his fans, many of whom are Christian/Catholic, a deep and heartfelt apology for this travesty. And he should quietly remove this disastrous effort from further sales.

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Don’t Plan On Sleep

Another fast paced well written Allon adventure that keeps you up reading past your bedtime! Silva continues to be one of the best ‘spy novel’ writers out there.

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