As a long-time fan of the Gabriel Allon series I was looking forward to reading this book. What an enormous disappointment to discover that the purpose of the story was really an attempt to claim that the New Testament and Jesus' lineage as the Son of God are lies and that Christians have been the real enemies of the Jews for 2,000 years. With several leftist jabs at the current US administration thrown in for good measure. Like so many other rancorous instances in our current political climate, the author just couldn't resist polluting his work with his own ideology.Though I will miss any future exploits of Gabriel Allon, no more Daniel Silva for me. I'm just glad I got this book from the library and didn't give any of my own money to Silva for the book.