Day of Absolution: A Novel by John E. Gardner
With his previous books, bestselling author John Gardner not only made himself a household name, he also earned the admiration and respect of the most discerning thriller aficionados -- his peers. Len Deighton christened Gardner "a master storyteller". Nelson DeMille likened his "tour de force" work to the compositions of a "maestro". To Charles McCarry, he is simply "incomparable.'' And now, with Day of Absolution, Gardner proves that he's only getting better.Charlie Gauntlet has just retired from a long career in espionage and married a young cop who specializes in anti-terrorism. While Charlie's wife heads to Ireland on the trail of the notorious assassin called Alchemist, Charlie finds himself embarking on a perilous journey of his own. Britain's most infamous traitor, Kit Palfrey, has inexplicably turned up on his doorstep, claiming to possess a cache of ancient scrolls written by a prostitute who knew Jesus. If they're authentic, they are certain to undermine the central tenets of Christianity. With parallel plots that race to an astonishing climax, John Gardner's latest work will take readers' breath away.