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by Thomas Gifford

eBook The Assassini download ISBN: 0553057286
Author: Thomas Gifford
Publisher: Bantam (August 1, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 600
ePub: 1926 kb
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Rating: 4.5
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The Assassini, (1990), Thomas Gifford (1937 - 2000) The Assassini is a 1990 thriller novel by American author Thomas Gifford, published by Bantam Books. Set in 1982, while the Roman Catholic Church is preparing to elect a successor to the dying pope, Callistus IV, the book describes the attempts of lawyer Ben Driskill to solve the murder of his sibling, Sister Valentine, a nun who was an outspoken activist and a thorn in the Church's side.

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Random House, 17 нояб. Thomas Gifford is the New York Times bestselling author of The Assassini, The Wind Chill Factor, Praetorian and The First Sacrifice. Библиографические данные. For fans of The Da Vinci Code: A conspiracy thriller about an age-old brotherhood of killers.

The Assassini is a 1990 thriller novel by American author Thomas Gifford, published by Bantam Books

The Assassini is a 1990 thriller novel by American author Thomas Gifford, published by Bantam Books. Set in 1982, while the Roman Catholic Church is preparing to elect a successor to the dying pope, Callistus IV, the book describes the attempts of lawyer Ben Driskill to solve the murder of his sibling, Sister Valentine, a nun who was an outspoken activist and a thorn in the Church's side

The Assassini Paperback – 1 Jul 1991. by Thomas Gifford (Author). The Assassini marks the triumphant retum of a master at the peak of his powers-the first novel in more than a decade from the acclaimed author of The Wind Chill Factor. See all Product description.

The Assassini Paperback – 1 Jul 1991.

Thomas Eugene Gifford (May 16, 1937 – October 31, 2000) was a best-selling American author of thriller novels. He was a graduate of Harvard University. He gained international fame with the crime novel The Glendower Legacy and later with the Vatican thriller The Assassini. The books posited George Washington as a British spy and the Roman Catholic Church as a criminal organization. The Glendower Legacy was made into a movie in 1981 under the name Dirty Tricks.

I’d finally gotten to sleep the night before, but it hadn’t been easy. My circuits were overloading and in the courtroom of my mind Drew Summerhays had been the last witness. My circuits were overloading and in the courtroom of my mind Drew Summerhays had been the last witness decided what I had to do. Only then had I realized-there had never been any doubt, none at all. Monsignor Sandanato was in New York paying a courtesy call on Archbishop Cardinal Klammer. Sister Elizabeth was leaving for Rome that afternoon. I wanted to tell her my plan and if possible enlist her help. I wasn’t prepared for it all to go wrong

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Decades after Hitler's fall, Nazis are still trying to kill John Cooper. His marriage destroyed by drinking, John Cooper returns to Cambridge, Massachusetts, trying to recapture the joy he felt as an undergraduate in Harvard University's sacred halls. A mysterious note leads a struggling actress to a strange murder investigation.

It is 1982.  In the Vatican, priestly vultures gather around the dying Pope, whispering the names of possible successors.  In a forgotten monastery on Ireland's gale-swept coast, a dangerous document is hidden, waiting to be claimed.  And in a family chapel in Princeton, New Jersey, a nun is murdered at her prayers.  Sister Valentine was an outspoken activist, a thorn in the Church's side.  When her brother, lawyer Ben Driskill, realizes the Church will never investigate her death, he sets out to find the murderer himself--and uncovers an explosive secret.The Assassini.  An age-old brotherhood of killers.  Once they were hired by princes of the Church to protect it in dangerous times.  But whose orders do they now obey?The Assassini marks the triumphant retum of a master at the peak of his powers--the first novel in more than a decade from the acclaimed author of The Wind Chill Factor.From the Paperback edition.
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Kanrad
Sister Valentine Driskill has returned to her home near Princeton, NJ, and is anxious to share some alarming information from her research in the Vatican Secret Archives with her brother, Ben. Her research has led her to the discovery of a trail of murders that can be traced back to associations made during the Occupation of Paris in World War II between priests assigned to the area and Nazi officers. Before she can meet with him, Val is murdered in a chapel on her family's estate.

There are several layers of conspiracy and mystery woven throughout this book's thriller plot, including doses of history of the Vatican's intrigues dating back to medieval times.

For mystery lovers, there is an elaborate one offered here to unwind along with the main characters, Ben Driskill and Sister Elizabeth, as they each take separate paths to track down the real people known to them only as code names, and to find the reasons that one of those on their list is killing each of the others in turn.

For conspiracy lovers, there is a decades-old one that reaches out from the past that threatens to affect the election of a new pope as each of the leading candidates try to cover up past indiscretions by whatever means necessary.

History, covert dealings, and papal politics all blend together to build a satisfying thriller and mystery. For those who are unfamiliar with the often nefarious and shockingly political goings-on of the historical Roman Catholic Church and Vatican, it could offer a revelation and an introduction to parts of history that might be explored further outside of the confines of this novel.

Highly recommended.
Arcanefire
As I've mentioned before, I own everything available by Mr. Gifford. His writing ins intense, intricate, tight, and magnificent. A better read could not be had. Read this before the "DaVinci Code". Where I learned about the roots of the word "Assassin". Just page-turning, can't put it down right now, damn I'm gonna be late reading.
Hugighma
I read this book when it came out several years ago. I started thinking about the other day and was thrilled to see it on Kindle! I haven't re-read it yet, but will soon when I have the time and thought to put into it. It is so well researched, written and structured and I don't want to miss one nuance! If you are interested in the inner workings of the darker side of the Catholic church told with aspects of fiction-based-on-fact, read it.
Hallolan
This is a fascinating write through the Catholic church... murder, suicide, betrayal... involving WW2 and the modern setting of the story. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters, the settings and the ever-frustrating plot. Gifford spun his story well and kept me guessing almost to the end. I would have given this a 5 star, but there was a lot of telling (and I suppose for this kind of book there had to be or it would have been volumes) but I would have liked visuals of some of the scenes instead of just being told about them. Definitely a great read and I recommend it to anyone who likes this type of book.
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This novel has been one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time. Perhaps the three key elements that I enjoyed about this book were impeccable research on events related to ancient Church history, excellent character development and progression, and a well developed plot. Once you start reading this book, you will be amazed as to how well the characters are presented and how well you get to know each one of them. And hats off to the late author for doing excellent research on Church history and incorporating factual events with a well developed fictional plot.

However, the one thing that really bothered me about this book was the excessive details that inevitably failed to advance the plot in a meaningful way. If you are expecting this book to be a 'thriller' like "The Da Vinci Code", you are in for a surprise. This book is a great drama book but lacks the high-pace thriller aspect. There is some violence, but none of which will cause you be at the edge of your seat.

Nevertheless, I have given this book 3 out of 5 stars on the ground that book is good, but definitely not a thriller as the book cover would have you believe. Rather, this is a very well developed drama that is need of fewer details.
VariesWent
The most chilling parts of this book for me were the poor diction, specious metaphors, and just plain bad writing. The research was terrible; the characters 1 dimensional with no psychological reality. I am not Catholic, but Catholics do not act or talk like that. I don't mean the idea of assassins or skullduggery or politics or fascism, but matters of referring to the Church. Simple example: they don't refer to themselves as papists. The wealthy also do not live like that, no matter how many expensive brand names Gifford cited. The police procedures even for the time are completely outlandish and inaccurate. I only kept reading as long as I did for the absurdity. Even the DaVinci Code had the features os a decent beach book thriller. Poorly written, poorly researched. Just plain dumb. Only re-issued to get on the Dan Brown boom.
Puchock
Love to read it again every few years, it was great to find a Kindle copy.
This thriller is also packed with impeccable research on a vast swath of church history. If you aren't looking for a 24-hour head-spin (The DaVinci Code) and aren't obsessed with leprechauns, you'll be rewarded by Gifford's (Gifford, by the way, is dead) careful plotting, excellent character deveopment, and witty use of history and mystery. The settings alone make the book a good read. As a whole, it's a great read, if reading is what you want.