El descubrimiento de un grupo de asesinos al servicio del Vaticano durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial – que se dedicaban a matar y traficar con obras de arte . It is In the Vatican, priestly vultures gather around the dying Pope, whispering the names of possible successors. In a forgotten. Buy ASSASSINI – GIFFORD, THOMAS by Thomas Gifford, Ulrich Pleitgen El descubrimiento de un grupo de asesinos al servicio del Vaticano durante la.

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After the half, everything goes blow after blow, with surprising twists and more dead people. For me it was the name of the book and in some way the story, the places. I would recommend this book to assaassini.

The story line was a black eye for the Catholic Church, however with so much factual information produced, it made the history of the church and the mysteries still being unraveled, plausible. One of the best books I’ve read!

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Jun 04, Kay Van rated it it was amazing. Assaxsini world-spanning investigation leads him to the discovery of a document from a forgotten monastery in Ireland, which proves the existence of the Assassini, an age-old brotherhood of killers, once hired by princes of the Church to protect it in dangerous times; and the person who now controls them in his Machiavellian bid for power.

Driskill’s world-spanning investigation leads him to the The Assassini,Thomas Gifford – The Assassini is a thriller novel by American author Thomas Gifford, published by Bantam Books.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. That’s excatly the problem. Paperback thriller, but super well researched on the Vatican and the Catholic Church historically. Jul 28, C. The story happens in and withour knowing how to explain, it leaves behind a bit the feeling of how the world, the people seem to have been in the eighties.


I can never resist a Vatican thriller. Besides that, it went fast, it was interesting. Lists with This Book. One of my favourites! Ben Driskill, once a Jesuit seminarian now a lawyer, distraught over the murder of his sister, Sister Val, struggles with his heartbreak and anger; his frustration with the Church of his birth; with his father, the almighty Hugh Driskill, who apparently considers him a failure; even with his closest friends, including the woman he has known since long before she became Sister Pat.

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. Once again, I wish there was a 3. No police, no outsiders, no one who isn’t wrapped into the catholic system, in one way or the other. Fanstastic descriptions into the world of Archbishop and cardinals and their manipulations at the temple city of Lord.

It gets better, the more times you read it, as there is so much detail to absorb in one sitting. Aber anscheinend versteht Gifford sehr viel mehr von Scotch und Malts als von allen anderen Themen in seinem Hauptwerk, lediglich die Theater-Szenen in Avignon scheinen eigener Anschauung entsprungen.

So much people and names.

But whose orders do they now obey? Gifford also published under the names Dana Clarins and Thomas Maxwell. Thoms inhe went on to marry Camille D’Ambrose, a local actress.

The Assassini

A dying pope and a hidden battle for a successor. Definitely a book for those who enjoy a very complex plot. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Return to Book Page. And in a family chapel in Princeton, New Jersey, a nun is murdered at her prayers.


It was a good story, kept me captivated, and had a satisfying ending. An dieser Stelle wars das mit dem Buch und mir, denn es hat insgesamt Seiten und ich kann mir lebhaft vorstellen, wie das noch wird. When I say that all I want to do is curl up on my favourite sofa with a ‘good old’ murder mystery- This is what I assassimi. Enjoyed the twists and turns leading up to the conclusion. This is the first book I have read by this dde and I would read more of his work.

An age-old brotherhood of killers.

Great book Well written story. Gifford’s Magnum Opus A work of stunning complexity. And, the Pope is dying and Rome and the rest of the world wants to know who will become the new Pope The assissini is one of those books you haven’t heard about, don’t look that special but something makes you try it out anyway.

Not what I was hoping for. Divorced inhe went on to marry Camill Thomas Eugene Gifford was a best-selling American author of thriller novels.

Aug 26, Oscarlito Malvar rated it did not like it Shelves: A very slow start, which had me infuriated at times, but the plot builds well with a mixture of twists and predictable bits.