Comfortably at work as an art restorer, Gabriel Allon receives "credible evidence" that a plot against the Vatican exists. As a highly trained Israeli operative working for the enigmatically named "Office," he cannot ignore this latest information. Reluctantly, he sets down his brushes and takes up his weapons against a group of deadly terrorists. If he is to save the Pope, he must work fast. Time is very short --- maybe too short. While Gabriel is able to at least thwart their plans, he is unable to stop a great deal of death and destruction.
Horrified, he returns to Israel with an idea already forming in his mind. He believes he knows who is behind th