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The Confessor

Daniel Silva

From the author who "ranks among the best of the younger American spy novelists" (The Washington Post) comes a stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal. Munich: The writer Benjamin Stern entered his flat to see a man standing there, leafing through his research, and said, "Who the hell are you?" In answer, the man shot him. As Stern lay dying, the gunman murmured a few words in Latin, then gathered the writer's papers and left. Venice: The art restorer Gabriel Allon applied a dab of paint carefully to the Bellini, then saw the boy approaching, a piece of paper in his hand. It would be about Stern, he knew. They would want him to leave right away. With a sigh, the Mossad agent finished his work, then began to pack his brushes. Vatican City: The pope known as Paul VII-"Pope Accidental," to his detractors-paced in his garden, thinking about the things he knew and the enemies he would make. He believed he understood why God had chosen him for this job, but the road in front of him was hard and exceedingly perilous. If he succeeded, he would revolutionize the Church. If not, he might very well destroy it-and himself. In the weeks to come, the journeys of all these men will come together, following a trail of long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds, leaving each one forever changed. Intrigue will dominate their lives and death stalk their paths, all of them in the shadow of the Confessor. Filled with rich characters, remarkable prose, and an intricately woven plot suffused with surprise and intensity, this is an uncommonly powerful work by a new master of the art.

From the author who "ranks among the best of the younger American spy novelists" (The Washington Post) comes a stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal. Munich: The writer Benjamin Stern entered his flat to see a man standing there, leafing through his research, and said, "Who the hell are you?" In answer, the man shot him. As Stern lay dying, the gunman murmured a few words in Latin, then gathered the writer's papers and left. Venice: The art restorer Gabriel Allon applied a dab of paint carefully to the Bellini, then saw the boy approaching, a piece of paper in his hand. It would be about Stern, he knew. They would want him to leave right away. With a sigh, the Mossad agent finished his work, then began to pack his brushes. Vatican City: The pope known as Paul VII-"Pope Accidental," to his detractors-paced in his garden, thinking about the things he knew and the enemies he would make. He believed he understood why God had chosen him for this job, but the road in front of him was hard and exceedingly perilous. If he succeeded, he would revolutionize the Church. If not, he might very well destroy it-and himself. In the weeks to come, the journeys of all these men will come together, following a trail of long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds, leaving each one forever changed. Intrigue will dominate their lives and death stalk their paths, all of them in the shadow of the Confessor. Filled with rich characters, remarkable prose, and an intricately woven plot suffused with surprise and intensity, this is an uncommonly powerful work by a new master of the art.
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From the author who "ranks among the best of the younger American spy novelists" (The Washington Post) comes a stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal. Munich: The writer Benjamin Stern entered his flat to see a man standing there, leafing through his research, and said, "Who the hell are you?" In answer, the man shot him. As Stern lay dying, the gunman murmured a few words in Latin, then gathered the writer's papers and left. Venice: The art restorer Gabriel Allon applied a dab of paint carefully to the Bellini, then saw the boy approaching, a piece of paper in his hand. It would be about Stern, he knew. They would want him to leave right away. With a sigh, the Mossad agent finished his work, then began to pack his brushes. Vatican City: The pope known as Paul VII-"Pope Accidental," to his detractors-paced in his garden, thinking about the things he knew and the enemies he would make. He believed he understood why God had chosen him for this job, but the road in front of him was hard and exceedingly perilous. If he succeeded, he would revolutionize the Church. If not, he might very well destroy it-and himself. In the weeks to come, the journeys of all these men will come together, following a trail of long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds, leaving each one forever changed. Intrigue will dominate their lives and death stalk their paths, all of them in the shadow of the Confessor. Filled with rich characters, remarkable prose, and an intricately woven plot suffused with surprise and intensity, this is an uncommonly powerful work by a new master of the art.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

10h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:30

Introduction
Introduction

00:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:35


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:33


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:26


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:44


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:36


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:10


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:39


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:27


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:45


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:20


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:33


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:35


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:02


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:17


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:43


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:22


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:36


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

01:19


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:37


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:34


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:08


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:12


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

01:25


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:39


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:28


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:29


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:37


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:46


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:30


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:10


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:58


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:53


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:01


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:46


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:22


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:57


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:25


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:37


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:37


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:14


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:43


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:18


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:43


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:52


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:23


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:44


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:26


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:05


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:13


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

01:31


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:21


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:34


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:42


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:28


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:58


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:48


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

02:28


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:51


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:03


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

02:57


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:09


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:55


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:53


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:18


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

02:23


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:22


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:03


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:40


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:54


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

02:32


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:14


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

02:08


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:29


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:31


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

02:56


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:42


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:08


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

02:51


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:03


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:07


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:03


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:56


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:15


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:26


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

02:51


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:54


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:54


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

02:59


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:28


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:03


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:50


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

02:13


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:52


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:29


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:00


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

02:35


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:05


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:35


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:07


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

03:23


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

02:42


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:42


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:37


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

03:19


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

02:31


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:40


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

02:45


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:28


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:13


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

01:55


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:49


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

02:59


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

02:41


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

02:36


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:10