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The Order - Daniel Silva

The Order

By Daniel Silva

  • Release Date: 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,503 Ratings


#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a riveting new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon.

It was nearly one a.m. by the time he crawled into bed. Chiara was reading a novel, oblivious to the television, which was muted. On the screen was a live shot of St. Peter’s Basilica. Gabriel raised the volume and learned that an old friend had died …

Gabriel Allon has slipped quietly into Venice for a much-needed holiday with his wife and two young children. But when Pope Paul VII dies suddenly, Gabriel is summoned to Rome by the Holy Father’s loyal private secretary, Archbishop Luigi Donati. A billion Catholic faithful have been told that the pope died of a heart attack. Donati, however, has two good reasons to suspect his master was murdered. The Swiss Guard who was standing watch outside the papal apartments the night of the pope’s death is missing. So, too, is the letter the Holy Father was writing during the final hours of his life. A letter that was addressed to Gabriel.

While researching in the Vatican Secret Archives, I came upon a most remarkable book …

The book is a long-suppressed gospel that calls into question the accuracy of the New Testament’s depiction of one of the most portentous events in human history. For that reason alone, the Order of St. Helena will stop at nothing to keep it out of Gabriel’s hands. A shadowy Catholic society with ties to the European far right, the Order is plotting to seize control of the papacy. And it is only the beginning.

As the cardinals gather in Rome for the start of the conclave, Gabriel sets out on a desperate search for proof of the Order’s conspiracy, and for a long-lost gospel with the power to put an end to two thousand years of murderous hatred. His quest will take him from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, to a monastery in Assisi, to the hidden depths of the Secret Archives, and finally to the Sistine Chapel, where he will witness an event no outsider has ever before seen—the sacred passing of the Keys of St. Peter to a newly elected pope.

Swiftly paced and elegantly rendered, The Order will hold readers spellbound, from its opening passages to its breathtaking final twist of plot. It is a novel of friendship and faith in a perilous and uncertain world. And it is still more proof that Daniel Silva is his generation’s finest writer of suspense and international intrigue. 


  • Worst Daniel Silva book ever!

    By pirmeinsb
    I have been a long time Daniel Silva/Gabriel Allon fan. I actually reread all the books in anticipation of The Order and was especially disappointed at this poorly researched and sourced novel with such clear anti-Catholic bias. While Mr. Silva is not new to controversial themes, his books usually have a fair representation of various opinions and points of view. That is until now. The so-called experts he refers to in his acknowledgments are well known critics who support the very narrow perspective on biblical theology. A particularly glaring deficit in The Order is that the apostle John is never mentioned in the book-an eye witness to the life and teaching of Jesus. Those who are equally disgusted with the infantile arguments presented in this novel may wish to look at true experts in this field none of whom were referenced: NT Wright, Fulton Sheen and Bishop Robert Barron. Sadly, with this poorly sourced and blatantly anti-catholic work, Mr. Silva has lost a fan forever.
  • The order

    By Rellab0987654321
    If you are a socialist you will love this book. To state that Pope Francis would of stood up to Hitler in 1939 in support of the Jewish people is a joke.
  • The Order

    By @4215
    Very disappointing.....
  • Disappointed

    By Knoxhop
    Story and plot line was far fetched. And, the book dragged on and on, somewhat boring to read. His previous books were far more adventurous and very much involved his team members. This one didn’t. Couldn’t wait to finish it and start reading another book from another author.
  • Good

    By bowserrush
    More of the same Good but predictable
  • This Must Have Been Co-Written By Dan Brown

    By asr611
    I’ve been a fan of Silva since the first Allon novel and literally wait with anticipation every year for the new adventure. Without giving anything away for those who don’t know anything about this book, it was more Dan Brown than Daniel Silva. I get it - Gabriel Allon is getting older and approaching retirement, but this was on par with The Unlikely Spy - a slower paced, slower read. It’s a Silva novel about Gabriel Allon so please just take my money, but I can’t say it’s Daniel Silva’s best work. Maybe he’ll redeem himself next summer.
  • Somewhat offensive

    By Moja Fan
    I enjoyed the book generally and the story was good. As a Bible believing Christian who accepts the Bible as inerrant, I was bothered by the parts questioning the New Testament’s accuracy. If the whole point of the book is to absolve the Jews of crucifying Jesus and saying it was Rome, that the New Testament is to blame for all Jewish executions, then go ahead and throw it out. Should we question the entire Old Testament also? How about all the prophesies predicting the Savior’s death by His own people for the sins of the world. I guess I like the old Gabriel better.
  • Great Read

    By McP31
    Ignore the cranky Trump supporters reviews. A worthy addition to the Allon series. Surprised any followers of the failed casino owner/amateur pharmacist read at all. Life moves forwards as November will surely prove.
  • Plot not the focus

    By EISunset
    I have read every book in this series and enjoyed each of them...this was by far the most disappointing. Mr. Silva was more focused force feeding the reader an alternate version of christianity than the development of the plot which seemed secondary.
  • More like a Dan Brown book but I LOVED it!

    By No nickname^
    Loved it...more like Robert Langdon than the usual Gabriel Allon but I LOVED it!