The Day of Atonement by David Liss

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Read The Day of Atonement Online Free - Sebastião Raposa is only thirteen when his parents are unjustly imprisoned, never to be seen again, and he is forced to flee Portugal lest he too fall victim to the Inquisition. But ten years in exile only serve to whet his appetite for vengeance. Returning at last to Lisbon, in the guise of English businessman Sebastian Foxx, he is no longer a frightened boy but a dangerous man tormented by violent impulses. Haunted by the specter of all he has lost—including his exquisite first love—Foxx is determined to right old wrongs by punishing an unforgivable enemy with unrelenting fury.

Well schooled by his benefactor, the notorious bounty hunter Benjamin Weaver, in the use of wits, fists, and a variety of weapons, Foxx stalks the ruthless Inquisitor priest Pedro Azinheiro. But in a city ruled by terror and treachery, where money and information can buy power and trump any law, no enemy should be underestimated and no ally can be trusted. Having risked everything, and once again under the watchful eye of the Inquisition, Foxx finds his plans unraveling as he becomes drawn into the struggles of old friends—and new enemies—none of whom, like Lisbon itself, are what they seem.

Compelled to play a game of deception and greed, Sebastian Foxx will find himself befriended, betrayed, tempted by desire, and tormented by personal turmoil. And when a twist of fate turns his carefully laid plans to chaos, he will be forced to choose between surrendering to bloodlust or serving the cause of mercy.

Title : The Day of Atonement
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ISBN : 1400068975
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 369 pages


Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

January 12, 2015

Being that I've read a -lot- of historical novels over the decades, there are very few times that I get surprised anymore. David Liss is one of those authors that I will buy sight unseen. And this one kept me up til the early hours reading as I did not want to stop finding out the story of Sebast...

Angela M rated it ★★★★☆

August 11, 2014

“Because for sins of one man against another, the Day of Atonement does not atone until they have made peace with one another.” **************************************************************************************************************** The story opens in the year 1745 when 13 year Sebastiaio i...

Ronald rated it ★★★★☆

January 29, 2014

To be published by Random House on 9/23/2014 Fans of Benjamin Weaver, ex-boxer, thief taker, and all-around badass of 18th Century London, will be happy to know that in old age The Lion of Judea has found an apprentice. Sebastian fox (nee Sebastiao Raposa) has fled the Portuguese Inquisition. His...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★☆

October 06, 2014

The Portuguese Inquisition,1755, the Catholic Church and its Inquisition priests had unlimited power. Many good people found themselves in the clutches of this powerful and deadly entity. So it was for a young thirteen yr. old who when his father is taken by the inquisition and his mother knows h...

Tony rated it ★★★★☆

October 17, 2014

THE DAY OF ATONEMENT. (2014). David Liss. ****. This is an excellent historical novel centered in the Lisbon of the mid-eighteenth century. The central character of the story is Sebastiao Raposa, who, at age thirteen is spirited off to London to safety after his parents were seized and imprisoned...

Steven rated it ★★★★★

December 12, 2014

In David Liss’ new book, The Day of Atonement we meet Sebastiao Raposa, a thirteen year old boy who is forced by his mother to flee Lisbon because of the actions of the Inquisition. In the mid 18th century Portugal is in the midst of a virulent Inquisition that targets any one and anything for wh...

Kater rated it ★★★★☆

May 15, 2015

When I first started this book, it annoyed me because the main character, Sebastian Foxx, was really dumb in some critical ways. He revealed too much to too many people, was overwhelmed with his cleverness, and trusted people who would obviously betray him before long. But it takes place in Lisbo...

Fergie rated it ★★★★☆

January 16, 2018

Set in eighteenth century Lisbon, Portugal, THE DAY OF ATONEMENT is a thrilling novel about justice, revenge, and ultimately, mercy. The story's protagonist, Sebastiao Raposa, seeks refuge in England to avoid the fate his parents unjustly suffered at the hands of the Catholic Church's infamous In...

Jane rated it ★★★★☆

March 03, 2018

Exciting revenge novel, set in 1700s Portugal, where a "New Christian" [in actuality a Jew] seeks to kill a priest of the Inquisition and the man who had betrayed his father to the Inquisition. Nothing is as it seems in this novel and Mr. Liss filled it with unexpected twists and turns. The Earth...

Tom rated it ★★★☆☆

December 14, 2017

It's 1755 and a distinguished looking gentleman emerges from the bowels of a ship in Lisbon arriving from London. His name is Sebastiao Raposa and he is here for a purpose. His parents were abducted by the Inquisition when he was 13. He is now fully grown and trained in all of the martial arts. H...

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