The Fallen Angel
Harper, 2013 (2013)
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Reviewed by Bob Walch
rt restorer and former covert agent Gabriel Allon is back again in this realistic thriller that forces the reluctant spy to return to the realm of international conspiracies.
fter his last traumatic assignment that nearly spelled his end, Allon has taken refuge within the walls of the Vatican. He's been asked to restore a Caravaggio masterpiece and is delighted to do so. But then one morning Allon is called from his conservation lab to the site of a tragedy at St. Peter's Basilica.
he curator of the antiquities department is found dead beneath Michelangelo's splendid dome. The police suspect suicide, but Monsignor Luigi Donati, the pope's private secretary, isn't so sure. Not wanting a public inquiry, the Monsignor enlists Allon's assistance to quietly investigate the death.
hat follows is a wild ride as Allon uncovers a global criminal ring that has been looting art treasures and selling them to the highest bidder. But the situation is more complicated than just theft. Behind the operation is a sinister individual who is planning an unthinkable act that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions.
his novel, with its blend of art, intrigue and history, will, like its predecessors, keep the reader riveted to the page. As the story ricochets from the Vatican to St. Moritz, Berlin and Vienna you'll find this a spellbinding read and one you'll want to share with family and friends.
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