Assassini

Assassini

by Thomas Gifford

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Assassini by Thomas Gifford

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782824601205
Publisher: City Edition
Publication date: 01/30/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Thomas Gifford is the New York Times bestselling author of The Assassini, The Wind Chill Factor, Praetorian and The First Sacrifice.

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Ross Thomas

Masterfully plotted and brilliantly told, The Assassini's suspense is unrelenting and its satisfaction is guaranteed.

From the Publisher

"A classic thriller."—Publishers Weekly.

"Adds new meaning to the word riveting."—Atlanta Journal And Constitution.

"Masterfully plotted and brilliantly told, The Assasini's suspense is unrelenting and its satisfaction is guaranteed."—Ross Thomas author of The Fourth Durango

Ira Levin

A monumental thriller, Gifford's masterpiece.

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