The Fallen Angel (Harper $27.99)
Join us at the Arizona Biltmore’s Grand Ballroom. Doors open 6:00 PM
Cash bar and buffet Free valet parking ($2 tip appreciated). Ask the hotel for its special low summer rate.
The event is free but copies of The Fallen Angel to be signed must be purchased from The Poisoned Pen Bookstore. Pre-order a copy online, here.
Make a night of it. Reserve a room.
Arizona Biltmore room rate: $95/night plus taxes Call 800-950-0086 using Rate ID 2726435
Gabriel Allon—art restorer, spy, and assassin—returns in a spellbinding new
thriller from the #1 New York Times-bestselling master of intrigue and suspense
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.
But while working early one morning in the conservation laboratory, Gabriel is summoned to Saint Peter’s Basilica by his friend and occasional ally Monsignor Luigi Donati, the all-powerful private secretary to his Holiness Pope Paul VII. The body of a beautiful woman lies smashed and broken beneath Michelangelo’s magnificent dome. The Vatican police rule the death a suicidal fall, though Gabriel, with his restorer’s eye and flawless memory, suspects otherwise. So, it seems, does the monsignor. Concerned about a potential scandal, Donati fears a public inquiry will inflict more wounds on an already-damaged Church; he calls upon Gabriel to use his matchless talents and experience to quietly pursue the truth—with one important caveat.