DAY OF ATONEMENT
(from Night Owl Reviews)
- Number: 9780345520197
- Release: September 22, 2015
- Author: David Liss
- Availability: Print-Book
- Genre: Mainstream
- Tags: HIST: Historical Fiction
- Publisher: Ballantine Books
David Liss is the author of The Day of Atonement, The Twelfth Enchantment, The Devil’s Company, The Whiskey Rebels, The Ethical Assassin, A Spectacle of Corruption, The Coffee Trader, and A Conspiracy of Paper, winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and children.
Sebastian Raposa, at the young age of 13 is alone in Portugal. His parents have been put in prison by a priest, the Inquisitor, for crimes that they had nothing to do with.One of his father's friends helps him get out of Portugal and go to England.
He returns to Lisbon ten years later to kill the Inquisitor that was involved in his parent's deaths. Things aren't always as they seem. Lisbon is a place where you can get killed just for having the wrong religion. It is a city filled with mistrust and terror.
Sebastian takes on a new identity as he goes undercover. He realizes there are people he cares about, especially a beautiful woman. He went to Lisbon for revenge against the Inquisitor priest, Pedro Azinheiro. To his amazement he finds that the priest is having him followed. The author puts you in this world where greed and corruption are everyday event. The author, Mr. Liss has created a suspenseful game of deceit. I found the book a little hard to get into. Will Sebastian realize that sometimes in order to find happiness you have to give up on the revenge? Will the DAY OF ATONEMENT arrive? Pick up a copy and decide for yourself!
I received a complimentary copy of DAY OF ATONEMENT by David Liss from Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.
I would give this book 4 STARS.