St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
The St. Louis County Library Foundation is pleased to present popular suspense author Daniel Silva for a discussion and signing of the latest installment in his bestselling Gabriel Allon spy series, “The Fallen Angel.” The event will be held on Wednesday, July 25, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Barnes & Noble.
Gabriel Allon, master art restorer and assassin, returns in a spellbinding new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
When last we encountered Gabriel Allon in “Portrait of a Spy,” he was pitted in a blood-soaked duel with a deadly network of jihadist terrorists. Now, exposed and war-weary, he has returned to his beloved Rome to restore a Caravaggio masterpiece for the Vatican.
Gabriel is summoned to Saint Peter’s Basilica by his friend Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies beneath Michelangelo’s magnificent dome. The Vatican police rule the death a suicidal fall, though Gabriel suspects otherwise. Concerned about a potential scandal, Donati fears a public inquiry will inflict more wounds on an already-damaged Church; he calls upon Gabriel to quietly pursue the truth—with one important caveat: “Rule number one at the Vatican,” Donati says. “Don’t ask too many questions.”
Gabriel soon discovers that the dead woman had uncovered a dangerous secret—a secret that threatens powers beyond the Vatican with apocalyptic consequences. An intoxicating blend of art and intrigue, “The Fallen Angel” moves swiftly from the private chambers to a pulse-pounding climax in the ancient city of Jerusalem. Each setting is rendered with the care of an Old Master, as are the spies, lovers, priests, and thieves who inhabit its pages. It is a story of faith and of the destructive power of secrets. And it is an all-too-timely reminder that those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.
One of our foremost novelists of international intrigue, Daniel Silva has earned a place alongside such masters of the genre as John Le Carré and Robert Ludlum. Silva is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Unlikely Spy,” “The Rembrandt Affair,” and twelve other novels. Best known for his spy thrillers, Silva's books are international sensations that are published in more than 25 different languages.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit http://www.slcl.org.