Book Reviews of The Fraternity of the Stone (Mortalis, Bk 2)

The Fraternity of the Stone (Mortalis, Bk 2)
The Fraternity of the Stone - Mortalis, Bk 2
Author: David Morrell
ISBN-13: 9780449209738
ISBN-10: 0449209733
Publication Date: 12/2/2003
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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The main character, Drew, only wanted to be left alone to do penance for his sins when he withdrew from the world and went to live in an isolated monastery. When they came for him, six years later, he hadn't forgotten all he had learned in his training to be an assassin.
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Probably Morrell's best book. It has the best pace, best characters, and some of the best action in his ouvre. Highly recommended to fans of spy thrillers.
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Our hero for this second book of the series (first is Brotherhood of the Rose, and third is League of Night and Fog) is Drew Maclane, once assassin, now hiding from the world in seclusion. He is drawn out and must use his past professional skills to keep alive and find out who is after him.

Very exciting, non stop action. Not a techno-heavy thriller, as our hero must use his own wits and killing skills to negotiate each obstacle.
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This is my favorite of Morrell's books. It's a great read that I can't put down, even after reading it many times over the years.
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Morrell is a far better writer than Dan Brown and this is a much better book than the Da Vinci Code, and when I came across the mention on Opus Dei, I had to check the copyright date. He beat Brown by more than 5 years.
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Scalpel. A clandestine, government-sanctioned operation named for its purpose: precise surgical removal. Assassination.
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outstanding read
i read this book when it first came out and just got finished re-reading it and i was just as impressed now as i was then
a great precursor to the davinci code and james rollins "map of bones"
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One of David Morrell's finest. If you're a fan of thrillers, this cannot be missed. Topics are very similar to that of Dan Brown (i.e. Opus Dei) but without the cryptic puzzles. The characters of Fr. Stanislaw and Drew MacLane are realistic and so in-depth that one cannot help but keep reading to know their secrets. Enjoy!
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David Morrell always comes through for the reader with surprises around every corner.
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The creator of Rambo has done it again. Drew MacLane is a former assassin turned monk, until an attempt is made on his life and he is forced to revive the skills on which he once depended. This is an excellent novel worth reading if you like action.
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A great way to continue a good story. Having read this book in the past, I was struck by the dated technology references. David Morrell is an engaging writer that draws the reader into the story and gets you to invest in the characters and the situation, as if it was your own story.