Day of Absolution: A Novel

By John Gardner
Read by Frederick Davidson

13.10 Hours 10/15/2001 unabridged
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Charlie Gauntlet is a retired lawyer recently married to the much younger Rebecca “Bex” Olesker, a detective sergeant in the London Metropolitan Police’s antiterrorist branch. Charlie has more or less come to terms with Bex’s demanding and dangerous job. But it’s harder to stay home when his young wife is facing Alchemist, an unidentified hired assassin who strikes high-profile targets and demands a big payoff. Meanwhile, Charlie is exploring a remote monastery that may hold the secrets for a new explanation of the Christian faith. But his own journey takes a strange and perhaps perilous turn when he discovers the monks who guard the scrolls in decidedly unholy circumstances.

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Summary

Summary

Charlie Gauntlet is a retired lawyer recently married to the much younger Rebecca “Bex” Olesker, a detective sergeant in the London Metropolitan Police’s antiterrorist branch. Charlie has more or less come to terms with Bex’s demanding and dangerous job. But it’s harder to stay home when his young wife is facing Alchemist, an unidentified hired assassin who strikes high-profile targets and demands a big payoff.

Meanwhile, Charlie is exploring a remote monastery that may hold the secrets for a new explanation of the Christian faith. But his own journey takes a strange and perhaps perilous turn when he discovers the monks who guard the scrolls in decidedly unholy circumstances.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Richly textured, wonderfully atmospheric and ironical, the novel shows Gardner as a smooth, polished master of the form.” Publishers Weekly
“The venerable author of more than forty novels (including fourteen in the James Bond series) is back in full force…Richly textured, wonderfully atmospheric and ironical, the novel shows Gardner as a smooth, polished master of the form.” Publishers Weekly
“This clever novel will appeal to fans of John le Carré, Buckley, and Fleming. If it’s your first Gardner, you’ll be eager to search his large backlist for more of the same.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“A satisfying book from a seasoned pro.” Booklist

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Author Bio: John Gardner

John Gardner (1925–2007) was one of the world’s premier thriller writers, and published more than forty novels, many of which have been bestsellers. Among Gardner’s works are sixteen books in the legendary James Bond series, including Win, Lose, or Die and Never Send Flowers; he also wrote six books featuring Big Herbie Kruger, including Confessor and Maestro, which was a New York Times Book of the Year. A graduate of Cambridge University who did his postgraduate work at Oxford, he lived in Hampshire. Gardner had variously been a stage magician, an officer in the Royal Marines, a theatrical journalist, a lecturer in Shakespearean production, and a priest in the Church of England.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 13.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English