Apr 24, 2021MissLee46 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
Dreadful. I’ve always enjoyed Silva and his Gabriel Allon series. This one was a disappointment from start to finish. If Silva wanted to write a far-left anti-Catholic opinion he should have done that as a non-fiction piece rather than…Read moreRead more of this comment
I had a difficult time getting interested in this one, despite Silva being one of my favorite writers. When I did I was transfixed. Having been in both Paris and Israel at one time really helped give me a sense of place as this took…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 18, 2021Keogh rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Gabriel Allon, director of the Israeli intelligence agency informally called the Office, is on vacation with his wife and children in Italy when an old friend- the Pope- dies suddenly. Another old friend enlists his help in solving the…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 25, 2021harrybosch rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I have read all of Silva's books, most of them more than once. I am not sure what to make of this one. In his notes at the back , Silva claims that this is all a work of fiction, and maybe so. But Silva has also used it a a platform on…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 15, 2021Petrarousu rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
In contrast to the last comments, I thought that Silva hit it right on with combining current politics and the power, deceit and lies that unfortunately are overshadowing the world right now with the ancient power play that religion has…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 25, 2020miraje1 rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
After thoroughly enjoying all of the previous Gabriel Allon books, I was sad to see Silva take a hard left turn and go off the road with this one. I have no problem with the religious aspects of the novel, including the accurate historical…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 22, 2020Memawrayne rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A fast-paces story with interesting stories. the author presents information about early Christianity and the gospels and information that has evolved about what really happened or did not happen. Sadly, there are people with strong…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 19, 2020libertyfaith rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Appears several commenters have complained about the leftist slant and the portrayal of conservative Christians as being anti Jewish.
I found the book a great read and historically, there has been a lot of controversy regarding early…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 20, 2020wcbind421 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This Gabriel Allon thriller returns to his old friends at the Vatican. But this time, the Pope dies and Allon is asked to investigate the mysterious circumstances by the late Pope's private secretary. Add to the mix the hunt for the last…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 18, 2020evansbj rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
As a long-time fan of the Gabriel Allon series I was looking forward to reading this book. What an enormous disappointment to discover that the purpose of the story was really an attempt to claim that the New Testament and Jesus' lineage…Read moreRead more of this comment
4 - 4 1/2 star read. The 20th book in Silva's excellent Gabriel Allon series was a very interesting thriller. Gabriel is on holiday in Venice with his family when he gets a call that the Pope has died and he is needed in Rome. His…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 18, 2020Chg62 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
After 15 years of enjoyable reading, Silva finally lost me with his loony leftist politics. So conservative Christians have been the greatest threat to Jews and the Catholic Church over the past century - only if you believe radical…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 08, 2020Grandma007 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is very different than Silva's other Gabriel Allon books. Longer, slower, more introspective. I knew something was up when I was able to read this so soon after I placed the hold. Gabriel is back at the Vatican. The pope is murdered…Read moreRead more of this comment
Sep 07, 2020USAF1969 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I am a great fan of Daniel Silva's books featuring Gabriel Allon. This book is a first rate addition to that series. Once again he travels down the path of featuring a story mostly having to do with his interesting, if…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 29, 2020silyrabbt rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The level of research and educational material on the history of the Gospels of the Bible and the apocryphal books was, truly, breathtaking. It was not anything that was done or completed in 1 conversation or by reading 1 boring scholarly…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 25, 2020sonnenkl rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
"If you want to send a message, call Western Union."
Shallow effort, not worthy of the canon.
Politically correct McGuffin story, without even McGuffin details at the end.
Predictable, cartoon villains.
Aug 25, 2020jeh106 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
In my top three of favorite authors is DANIEL SILVA who has written 20 books featuring Israeli spymaster Gabriel Allon. I have read most of them (so many books, so little time!). The latest installment is entitled THE ORDER. In addition to…Read moreRead more of this comment