A New York Times Bestseller
In Munich, writer Benjamin Stern entered his flat to find a man leafing through his research, and said, "Who the hell are you?" In answer, the man shot him. In Venice, art restorer Gabriel Allon applied a dab of paint carefully to the Bellini, then saw the boy approaching with a piece of paper in his hand. With a sigh, the Mossad agent began to pack his brushes. In Vatican City, the pope known as Paul VII paced in his garden, thinking about the things he knew and the enemies he would make. In the weeks to come, the journeys of all these men will come together, dominated by intrigue and stalked by death, in the shadow of the Confessor.