The Assassini: A Novel by Thomas GiffordThe Assassini: A Novel by Thomas Gifford

The Assassini: A Novel

byThomas Gifford

Mass Market Paperback | July 1, 1991

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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.
Thomas Gifford was the New York Times bestselling author of The Assassini, Praetorian, The Wind Chill Factor, and The First Sacrifice. The Wind Chill Factor won Putnam's prize for best first novel. Gifford also wrote under the names Thomas Maxwell and Dana Clarins. He was a graduate of Harvard University. Gifford died in his birthplace...
Title:The Assassini: A NovelFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 6.8 × 4.2 × 1.2 inPublished:July 1, 1991Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0553287400

ISBN - 13:9780553287400

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From Our Editors

The author of the bestselling The Man from Lisbon returns with this superlative international thriller about a secret society of killers operating within the dark heart of the Catholic Church. Gifford spent more than five years researching this well-written, fast-paced novel involving the inner workings of the Vatican.

Editorial Reviews

"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