The Assassini Paperback
For fans of The Da Vinci Code: A conspiracy thriller about an age-old brotherhood of killers.
Once hired by princes of the Church to protect it in dangerous times, whose orders do they obey now?
In the Vatican, the pope is dying as priestly vultures gather around, 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 that the Church will never investigate her death, he sets out to find the murderer himself -- and uncovers a dangerous, explosive secret.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 688 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 02/09/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099484257
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Review by wyvernfriend
This showed promise on the back, a secret order of assassins, operating with the connivance of the top echelons of the catholic church, ruthless machinations, but no, it didn't quite work. The story got bogged down on celibacy, unthinking faith and some stuff that went on for too long. Billed as "as shocking as the Da Vinci Code" that tag is obviously to generate sales on the coat-tails of the other book.It could have been a very good read but instead it dragged on and on occasionally and then you would blink and miss an important bit. Not bad but nothing exceptional in it's genre.