By David Liss
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The bestselling writer of such novels as A Conspiracy of Paper and The Whiskey Rebels continues his masterly run of “atmospheric” (The Washington Post), “page-turning” (The Baltimore Sun), “tremendously clever” (Newsweek) ancient thrillers. In The Day of Atonement, David Liss blends meticulous interval element with crackling event within the story of 1 man’s quest for justice—and retribution.
Sebastião Raposa is just 13 whilst his mom and dad are unjustly imprisoned, by no means to be obvious back, and he's pressured to escape Portugal lest he too fall sufferer to the Inquisition. yet ten years in exile purely serve to whet his urge for food for vengeance. Returning finally to Lisbon, within the guise of English businessman Sebastian Foxx, he's not a apprehensive boy yet a perilous guy suffering from violent impulses. Haunted via the threat of all he has lost—including his beautiful first love—Foxx is decided to correct previous wrongs through punishing an unforgivable enemy with unrelenting fury.
good schooled by means of his benefactor, the infamous bounty hunter Benjamin Weaver, within the use of wits, fists, and a number of guns, Foxx stalks the ruthless Inquisitor priest Pedro Azinheiro. yet in a urban governed by way of terror and treachery, the place funds and knowledge can purchase strength and trump any legislations, no enemy can be underestimated and no best friend will be depended on. Having risked every little thing, and once more less than the watchful eye of the Inquisition, Foxx unearths his plans unraveling as he turns into drawn into the struggles of previous friends—and new enemies—none of whom, like Lisbon itself, are what they seem.
pressured to play a online game of deception and greed, Sebastian Foxx will locate himself befriended, betrayed, tempted through hope, and suffering from own turmoil. And whilst a accident turns his rigorously laid plans to chaos, he'll be compelled to choose from surrendering to bloodlust or serving the reason for mercy.
Praise for The Day of Atonement
“Enthralling . . . [a] sly, wealthy and rapid novel of vengeance and tough justice.”—The Seattle Times
“One of the masters of the old mystery, Liss is again with another hugely wonderful novel. . . . [The Day of Atonement] paints a bright photograph of the waning days of the Inquisition, and of the actually evil non secular leaders who led it. certainly one of Liss’s most sensible books.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Foxx is comparable to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher: a guy together with his personal ethical code who takes on a number of adversaries concurrently. . . . Liss has the beginning of one other solidly researched, action-packed ancient sequence here.”—Booklist (starred review)
“[An] action-packed novel.”—The Wall road Journal
“Snappy discussion and convincing surroundings . . . The plot strikes quickly to a shattering climax.”—The Washington Post
“Another exciting mystery set opposed to old occasions for Liss, who has a knack for interval aspect, breakneck plots and characters we wish to root for.”—San Antonio Express-News
“Fans of Liss be aware of good his mixture of darkish arts and old detail.”—New York Daily News