Detective Gabriel Allon returns in this stunning thriller of ancient and modern betrayal, long-buried secrets and unthinkable deeds. In Munich, writer Benjamin Stern enters his flat to find a man leafing through his research. When Stern confronts him, the man shoots him, murmurs a few words in Latin, gathers the papers and leaves. In Venice, art restorer and Israeli agent Gabriel Allon reads a message saying that Stern is dead; can he leave immediately? At the Vatican, a priest named Pietro paces in the garden, pondering the discoveries he has made, the enemies he will make, and the journey he must undertake. Silva weaves these three threads into a multilayered mystery peopled with memorable characters and distinguished by rich prose.
Praise for Daniel Silva and The Confessor

“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.”—The Washingtonian

“Utterly compelling...uncommonly intelligent.”—Booklist (starred review) 

“Accomplished…elegantly written…a compelling piece of fiction, one that manages to be both superior entertainment and a hard look at serious issues.”—The Washington Post

“Provocative historical revelations will keep readers enthralled.”—Publishers Weekly