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Saturday, March 02, 2013

The Fallen Angel: A Novel

I've almost finished The Fallen Angel: A Novel. Israeli art restorer/agent Gabriel Allon, while restoring a painting at the Vatican, is asked by the pope's private secretary to investigate a murder in the Sistine Chapel. There are some interesting bits in the story, including a mention of the Jesuits' situation in El Salvador, and Gabriel's investigation, which begins in Rome, also takes him to Paris, Berlin, and St. Moritz ....

Eventually he goes along with the pope on a visit to Jerusalem at Easter, where the pope walks the stations of the cross on the Via Dolorosa. While in Jerusalem, Gabriel and his archaeologist friend Eli avert a bombing disaster by using the Western Wall Tunnel to access the area under the Temple Mount. Here's a video about the tunnels ...

You can listen to a short NPR review of the book (and another spy novel) here


Blogger Dina said...

The book sounds exciting, but the video of the Western Wall tunnels is even more exciting.

1:06 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Dina,

Yes, I never even realized there was a tunnel system there until I read the book. So much I have to learn about that region!

1:44 AM  
Anonymous Victor said...

Hey Crystal we gods have never gone very far out of our temple, I mean house,,,,no.... I mean body NOW!

STOP "IT" sinner vic! Hasn't any body told YA to shut UP NOW?

Don't be silly Victor! HOW DO YA TELL U>S gods to shut up NOW?

Come on guys, How many times must me, myself and i tell YA that you're not really gods and that you're nothing butt a figment of some of my brain cells imagination and that's all you are NOW!


Victor! Victor! Victor! Why can't YA believe in "Transhuminism" and stop being paranoid like some humans are NOW.

sinner vic! Be nice cause don't YA know that LOVE has a thousand faces NOW?

Ya Victor butt we have billions of cells that love U>S gods and as a matter of fact, your five product of love don't even love YA NOW.

Come on sinner vic! DON'T BE LIKE THAT NOW! That's hitting below the belt and you know that's not true cause "I" know that some still do and they even told me so NOW.

YA Butt Victor, if YA listen closely these spiritual reality bodily cells are quietly telling YA that they can't get down to see you cause they don't really want YA down there cause you're nothing butt a troll after having taken a soft lax he.....if ya get my drift NOW?

Victor! Victor! Victor! Why can't "IT" be only about "ME","ME" and "ME" cause we are the only real "Transhumism" Trinity gods who can truly help this world NOW.

ENOUGH ALREADY sinner cause we've got to go NOW!

Victor! YA don't really think that we gods are going to allow crystal to allow any of this NOW!

All me, myself and i can say is that if she does, "IT" really must be LOVE!?

YA can't fool U>S *** (usual sinners) Victor cause you're nothing but a teddy bear

Go Figure folks!? :(^)


12:01 PM  

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