In Munich, a Jewish scholar is assassinated. In Venice, Mossad agent and art restorer Gabriel Allon receives the news, puts down his brushes, and leaves immediately. And at the Vatican, the new pope vows to uncover the truth about the church's response to the Holocaust-while a powerful cardinal plots his next move.
Now, as Allon follows a trail of secrets and unthinkable deeds, the lives of millions are changed forever-and the life of one man becomes expendable...
""A shrewd, timely thriller that opens the heart of the Vatican."" -Chicago Tribune
""Daniel Silva has now indisputably joined the ranks of Graham Greene and John Le Carré."" -Washingtonian