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From acclaimed Thriller Master, David Morrell, comes a classic espionage tale that changed the genre, paving the way for the religious/historical thrillers of Dan Brown, Steve Berry, and James Rollins.

In a remote monastery in Vermont, a mysterious man named Drew MacLane has spent six years alone in a cell doing penance for sins that he committed for his government. His only human contact is the hand that delivers his spartan meals through a slot in his door. Desperate to retreat from the world's violence, Drew allows himself only one small pleasure, the companionship of a mouse that visits him each night while he eats. When the mouse dies, nibbling some bread, a terrible suspicion makes Drew finally leave his cell, discovering that all the monks have been poisoned. As a black-ops team scours the monastery, Drew realizes that his deadly past has finally caught up to him. He must leave his sanctuary and confront the ruthless enemies that he prayed he had left behind.

THE FRATERNITY OF THE STONE is the second book in the highly praised Brotherhood of the Rose trilogy. It begins with the Crusades and the invention of the word “assassin.” It was the first novel to deal with Opus Dei, the Vaticans civilian intelligence community. If you like to read about ancient conspiracies that threaten the modern world, download a sample or purchase today.


“David Morrell is, to me, the finest thriller writer living today, bar none.”—Steve Berry

“A master storyteller.”—James Rollins

“Morrell, an absolute master of the thriller, plays by his own rules and leaves you dazzled.”—Dean Koontz

“As cunningly woven as a spiders web.”—Publishers Weekly


David Morrell is the author of FIRST BLOOD, the award-winning novel in which Rambo was created. He holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy novel, THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE, the basis for the only television mini-series to be broadcast after a Super Bowl. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of the prestigious Thriller Master award from the International Thriller Writers organization. His latest novel is a Victorian mystery/thriller, MURDER AS A FINE ART.

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The Fraternity of the Stone
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Retiree in trainig
August 29th, 2014
So so. If interested in a mythical catholic church system this could be an interest.
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April 16th, 2014
I enjoyed this very complex story and have always been of the opinion that wars and killing in the name of religion is a contradiction to one of the ”Ten Commandments” being “Thou Shalt Not Kill” and wondered where the justification is for this. But then again the Bible itself is full of contradictions and many interprit it different ways to justify how they use its contents and the same can be said for the Koran and ”Jihad” It seems that religion, politics and violence have been all associated with one another for many many centuries and is still the case today and will unfortunately continue for a long time to come and books such as this will continue to be written with that in mind. A great read with many twists, much suspense and lots of interesting characters!
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The Fraternity of the Stone
February 13th, 2014
A fat paced thriller. Somewhat dated tech but still worth three read.
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True thriller
December 10th, 2013
I don't think you can get any better than a David Morrell thriller. I enjoyed this book thoroughly. It pulls you in and keeps you wanting more.
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