The Fraternity of the Stone: An Espionage Thriller

The Fraternity of the Stone: An Espionage Thriller

by David Morrell

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From acclaimed Thriller Master, David Morrell, comes a classic espionage tale that changed the genre, paving the way for the historical/religious thrillers of Dan Brown, Steve Berry, and James Rollins.

In a remote monastery in Vermont, a mysterious man has spent six years alone in a cell, doing penance for unnamed sins that he committed for his government. His only human contact is the hand that delivers his spartan meals through a slot in his door. He allows himself only one small pleasure, the companionship of a mouse. When the mouse dies, nibbling bread, a terrible suspicion makes him finally leave his sanctuary and confront the ruthless enemies that he prayed he had left behind.

Beginning with the Crusades and the origin of the word “assassin,” THE FRATERNITY OF THE STONE was the first novel to deal with Opus Dei, the Vatican’s civilian intelligence community. If you like to read about ancient conspiracies that threaten the modern world, this is where the genre began.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013276888
Publisher: David Morrell Enterprises
Publication date: 10/12/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 84,898
File size: 361 KB

About the Author

David Morrell is the author of FIRST BLOOD, the award-winning novel in which Rambo was created. He holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy novel, THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE, the basis for the only television mini-series to be broadcast after a Super Bowl. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of the prestigious Thriller Master award from the International Thriller Writers organization. His latest novel is a Victorian mystery/thriller, MURDER AS A FINE ART.

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