The Day of Atonement: A Novel
About the Book
A compelling and richly evocative tale of revenge, set during the Portuguese Inquisition, from the critically acclaimed author of historical suspense.
Lisbon, 1755: A distinguished-looking gentleman emerges from the bowels of a ship freshly arrived from London, and sets into the city with a singular purpose. This is Sebastian Foxx, born Sebastião Raposa. When he was just thirteen years old, his parents were abducted by the Inquisition and Sebastian was pulled away from the home, family, and girl (on the verge of a first kiss) that he held dear. Now trained in the arts of coercion by bounty hunter Benjamin Weaver-whom readers will recognize from several of Liss's other novels-Sebastian has returned to the city to repay old debts…and to find the man who killed his father. He'll need money. He'll need power. But most importantly, he'll need to find his allies and identify his enemies among the Inquisition's spies. Soon, however, Sebastian and his newfound, motley crew are drawn up by historical forces beyond their control, drawing them ever deeper into the heart of the Inquisition-and ever closer to a horrific event looming on the horizon. David Liss's latest novel is a thrilling story of obsession, loss, and redemption set against a powerful historical backdrop.
Story Locale: Lisbon, Portugal