The Order - Daniel Silva

The Order

By Daniel Silva

  • Release Date: 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 1,337 Ratings

Description

#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. 

Reviews

  • Jumped the shark

    1
    By Disappointed in Delaware
    Happy Days was one of the greatest TV shows of its era. It was funny, witty, and featured some fantastic characters. Chief among these the Fonz, the coolest dude in television history. The show enjoyed years of success, one after the other. It was an unprecedented run. And then they went waterskiing, a shark chased the Fonz, and Fonz jumped the shark. That ridiculous scene was enough to prove to the audience that the show was over despite its incredible success. And now in The Order, Mr. Silva jumps the shark. After nearly two decades of hits, Gabriel Allon has just jumped the shark.
  • EXTRAORDINARYand FABULOUS

    5
    By Moses Belle
    This is a very gripping story,excellent plot,filled with suspense, thrills and excitement. This story is very educational and gives a lot of history and insight into the hierarchy ,power and politics of the CATHOLIC PAPACY. DANIEL SILVA is a MASTER STORYTELLER, HE STANDS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER wITH THE MASTER STORYTELLER, ROBERT LUDLUM.
  • Destroyed what used to be one of my favorite storylines

    1
    By DwayneAZ
    Went way off the rails with this one with a clear desire to push a political agenda rather than carry on an entertaining storyline. Last book by Silva for me.
  • Disappointing

    1
    By hartfl
    Have enjoyed the author’s past works but this felt rushed, disjointed and more interested in pushing a political opinion than entertaining. I wish I had not pre-ordered...a sample would have saved me the purchase price.
  • Timely, provocative

    5
    By davehand
    As always, Silva hits the nail on the head in the most recent installment of the Gabriel Allon franchise. Thought provoking, especially in the context of the world today. Only disappointment is turning the last page! Loved it!
  • The Order

    1
    By cissib
    This book has taught me NOT to preorder a book just because I loved the authors previous work. Honestly I just can’t finish which is extremely rare for me. It’s not the politics, the Bible, etc. it’s just the same old stuff. I love the character but the author needs to give him something new to do.
  • Disappointing.

    3
    By slancas199
    Too much like previous story line. Didn’t care for the politics.
  • Time to pack it in

    1
    By plunderosa
    I’m a 100 or so pages in. What the heck happened to one of my favorite current authors? What a waste of money. I am totally averse to this whole cancel culture movement but in this instance I’ll make an exception.
  • Best Yet

    5
    By dandybobber
    This is one of the best books I have ever read. His research is exceptional, very educational, and holds your interest until the very end. I have read all his books and can’t wait for the next one.
  • Fiction

    5
    By Bardobe
    It’s FICTION, folks. Get a grip.