The Order - Daniel Silva

The Order

By Daniel Silva

  • Release Date: 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
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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. 

Reviews

  • Disappointed

    1
    By WEP867
    The Gabriel Allon series has always been a favorite of mine. I have recommended this series to others on numerous occasions. The Order was a terrible disappointment, literally from beginning to end. I am hoping that this was just a one off for Silva.
  • Three steps back

    3
    By Minden Jim
    Read them all and found this one a bit of a slog, early on, almost quit when pandemic talk was gratuitously dropped in and in and derogatory comments were made about a thinly veiled U. S. President. I if I want to read Silva’s political views, I suggest he write non-fiction and quit diluting a really great series with that crap.
  • Another excellent tale by Mr. Silva

    5
    By danmatras
    I thoroughly enjoyed this latest addition of the Gabriel Allon saga. Thought provoking and excellent book with a thread for the next book in the saga.
  • The Order

    1
    By tokee555
    Stopped reading at page 115. Total claptrap. Very disappointing as his other books were good, but this is weak. Don’t bother.
  • Leftist Garbage

    1
    By Camahan
    I have bought all the previous novels but this will be my last. I know this guy writes fiction but Ive never seen such leftist revisionist history foisted as current events as i read in this book what total garbage
  • Interesting, not typical Gabriel Allon book

    2
    By CeeStor
    This was an interesting and seemingly well researched book. It read very much like a nonfiction book. It was definitely NOT similar to the past Gabriel Allon books. In some ways it seems like a farewell, might we see a new character coming from Mr Silva? While I enjoyed parts of it and learned some things, the pacing was slow and I found myself missing what got me hooked on Allon originally: the art restoration and espionage aspects of the novels. Might be time to head back and read some of those again. It wasn’t particularly entertaining, a bit repetitive from some of his other books dealing with the Catholic Church and similar in some ways to Dan Brown novels. So, missed Allon of old.
  • HATE FILLED BOOK

    1
    By Anti Drivel
    If you are a catholic, start flogging yourself now. According to Mr. Silva, you are responsible for the death of all Jewish people from the time of Christ, including WWII, the rise of Hitler and the Holocaust. If you are a conservative, you are responsible for all other devastating problems in the world! Pitiful drivel.
  • 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.