The Brotherhood of the Rose

The Brotherhood of the Rose Chris and Saul were orphans raised in a Philadelphia school for boys bonded by friendship and devoted to a mysterious man called Eliot He visited them and brought them sweets He treated them like son

  • Title: The Brotherhood of the Rose
  • Author: David Morrell
  • ISBN: 9780747238904
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chris and Saul were orphans raised in a Philadelphia school for boys, bonded by friendship and devoted to a mysterious man called Eliot He visited them and brought them sweets He treated them like sons He trained them to be assassins.Now he is trying to have them killed.

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    • Jeffrey Keeten says:

      ”In Greek mythology, the god of love once offered a rose to the god of silence, as a bribe, to keep that god from disclosing the weaknesses of the other gods. In time, the rose became the symbol for silence and secrecy. In the Middle ages, a rose was customarily suspended from the ceiling of a council chamber. The members of the council pledged themselves not to reveal what they discussed in the room, sub rosa under the rose.”There once were two boys named Romulus and Remus, not the two foun [...]

    • Mike (the Paladin) says:

      One of my favorite writers from a few years ago. David Morrell is (was?) the king of conspiracies (from "a few years ago"). This is the poster childo orphans raised from a very early age to be part of a group of ultra loyal assassins.This one stayed with me and it's the one that sent me off finding other books by the author. The characters in this book are very well drawn (one more so than the other I believe) and will create in you a strange sympathy (for the boysl the boys).There was also an a [...]

    • StoryTellerShannon says:

      Story follows two orphans who are cared for by a foster father who trains them to become government assassins. Even worse, they are later betrayed by this man and discover he has a network of children being raised to become top notch assassins. Lots of twists and turns and clever ways of our heroes prevailing, especially at the end when the betraying father is being tracked down. Be sure to seek out the sub rosa definition. Morrell likes his History which I appreciate.

    • Feliks says:

      So many commentators on the GR page for this book, seem to have absorbed the experience entirely wrong. Be in no doubt: 'Brotherhood of the Rose' is is one of the greatest modern spy thrillers. I'll tell you precisely why, in a moment.Just be aware first of all, that there was an interval in espionage publishing which had dragged on--just before this title appeared--in which nothing really excellent was being done. Nothing formidable had appeared for a while. Forsyth was quiet, Follett was quiet [...]

    • Pramod Nair says:

      If you are a reader who loves taut, suspenseful spy thrillers from the cold war era with a good dose of plot twists and turns then you will definitely love ‘The Brotherhood of the Rose’. Written by ‘David Morrell’ - the man who created the legendary character ‘John Rambo’ - this classic espionage thriller, which is the first book in a trilogy, is full of spies, killers, trade-craft and high-octane action spread across locations all over the globe. The author is a master in controllin [...]

    • Jim says:

      I'm really glad I reread this. It's been too long & I'd forgotten many of the details. Morrell does a great job spinning conspiracy theories together into an action packed, but quite believable adventure. If you like "The Black List" on TV (the 1st season) you'll love this book. I reread for Action/Adventure Aficionados group April 2016/topic/show/Morrell's writing is tight and the characters are well drawn. The conspiracies are deep, but easy to believe. Eliot is an old, powerful spymaster [...]

    • Emily says:

      Στυγεροί δολοφόνοι που είναι κατά βάθος αθεράπευτα αισθηματίες. Αδίστακτοι δολοπλόκοι που καλλιεργούν με φροντίδα τριαντάφυλλα.Δράση, κυνηγητά, σχέδια εξόντωσης, απίθανες ικανότητες συμβατές με ημίθεους, σφαίρες που σφυρίζουν, μαχαίρια που κόβουν καρωτίδες, προδοσία, εκ [...]

    • Jennifer says:

      While initially getting into the book was hard to do, I really got attached to Chris and Saul, so much so that I found myself crying several times throughout the book. The characters of the brothers were well rounded and left you wondering how one could embrace violence so naturally and the other would later shy away from his life as an assassin. I'm not sure why so many people brought up technology in their reviews, the book was written when people still knew what the phrase "cold war" meant. I [...]

    • Jeff says:

      David Morrell, better known as the writer of the novel the first Rambo movie was based on, wrote a spy trilogy in the early 1980s that has just been released in ebook format.The first, Brotherhood of the Rose, follows two orphans that have been raised as brothers and trained to become expert operatives for a secret branch of the CIA.One of the things that sets this book apart from other spy novels is a great concept – on the eve of WWII all of the directors of the various intelligence organiza [...]

    • Josen says:

      4.5This book was written in the early 80's and was set some time after the Vietnam war. It's a story of two men, orphaned at a young age and brought up by a man who trained them in a military system. They grew to love him as a father and after the war he trained them even more into being the elite of the elite in special forces. So it comes as a shock when he decides to kill them. I really liked this book. It was a random one I pulled while at the library browsing. I'd never read David Morrell b [...]

    • Roger Weston says:

      This book drags me along like a little girl drags a rag doll down the street. The doll ain't getting away. Sometimes the girl shakes the doll or pulls it through the mud. Maybe a dog tries to wrench it away from her, but she wins the tug of war. Likewise, this book pulls me through a rocky adventure. I'm happy to be dragged along. If you crave adventure stories, you might also try The Golden Catch, a thriller/adventure novel where the action unfolds in the stormy Aleutian Islands. Roger Weston, [...]

    • Michele Harrod says:

      Ah, just saw someone reading a Morrell novel and thought I'd check if it was the same writer. It is indeed. I read this years ago, and I LOVED it. It was made into a TV mini-series too, which, if I recall, was almost as good.

    • Prosenjit Paul says:

      One of the best spy thrillers I have read,and I have read quite a few. This was recommended as part of a book club discussion, and I am glad I read this. Fast paced, with enough twists and turns for the intelligent reader. This book is great enough for a reread :-D

    • Jon(athan) Nakapalau says:

      One of the best thrillers I have ever read. the author of First Blood.

    • Dale says:

      Like all Morrell books, a good bit of action Synopsis: Brotherhood of the Rose is set in the Cold War era in the world of big time spies. Two orphans living in an orphanage, Saul and Chris, were singled out for education and training that led to them being paired together as super spies working for the CIA. Now, the man who trained them - the man they consider to be their father - has betrayed them. Saul and Chris avoid all sorts of troubles as they unravel an international plot against them and [...]

    • Greg Lang says:

      I love this book so much I read it three times over the years. Two highly trained CIA operatives that were once orphans are betrayed by the only father they ever knew. They desperately attempt to discover the truth as operatives from every network in the world hunt them down with orders to kill. It's a fast-paced race against time with plenty of plot twists and suspense to keep you glued to your reading chair! It was also a pretty cool TV movie about 20 years ago with Peter Strauss, David Morse, [...]

    • Susan says:

      I was entranced in this story from the very start. It was well written with solid characters and plenty of twist and turns. The attention to detail is exceptional. It moves along at a very fast pace with plenty of action.Some language and sex takes place but not detailed.

    • Andreai says:

      This is possibly one of the best thrillers that I have ever read. If you like Robert Ludlum.you will like this David Morrell

    • Deanna says:

      I love almost anything by David Morrell. This was the book that turned me on to his fast paced, heart-stopping style of writing. If you like mystery, action, and page-turning intrigue, read this.

    • Mike Kratts says:

      One of the best international intrigue books ever written. About two brothers (by adoption) who are raised as assassins from a very young age by their adopted father. Could not put this down.

    • Martin Hill says:

      Having lost his father in WWII, many of David Morrell’s thrillers involve themes dealing with father-son relationships. In First Blood, it was the relationship between Vietnam veteran Rambo and Sheriff Teasle, a veteran of the Korean War. In Last Reveille, it was the relationship between a young recruit and an old veteran taking part in Gen. John Pershing’s Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa in 1916.In his Cold War espionage thriller, Brotherhood of the Rose, Morrell again returns to t [...]

    • Rick Lee James says:

      Another excellent book by MorrellThis book was a real pioneer in the genre of espionage thrillers. It's smart, fast-paced, and just a great introduction to the character of Saul, The character the even today I believe would make a great hero for the big screen. David Morrell has done an interesting thing in the way it's in pairs then a violence with secret religious orders. There is a strong sense of grace in this book for even men that have committed unforgivable crimes. It's deeper than your a [...]

    • Jeffrey Belcher says:

      This is my favorite book ever. The movie is currently in the works. It's too bad that David Morrell won't have his hand in it's production to ensure its authenticity. I emailed him and he told me that he had nothing to do with the production. It sucks though, I was hoping to one day work with him to make this movie. Oh well.

    • Dona says:

      Great action packed book! Don't let the prologue lose you. If your eyes start glazing over after a few paragraphs of the prologue, just skip to Book 1 (chapter 1). It's an easy read from there and a page turner. I actually read this book more than once. First time was in the early 90's and then I read it again about 15 years later.

    • Jennifer says:

      4.5 stars for this book. I loved itspies & espionage. Non stop actionDavid Morrell writes really well and doesn't waffle on trying to fill pages like so many authors do these days. It was written in the 80s and is a little dated in sections, i.e. the technology but I don't think that matters. Great read!

    • Matīss says:

      Atgriešanās laikā pirms kādiem 18 gadiem, kad lasīju visu šo triloģiju, kurā Rozes brālība ir pirmā daļa. Daudz kas bija aizmirsies, bet daudzas lietas uzzināju tieši no šīs grāmatas, tikai gadu gaitā aizmirsies, ka no šīs. Var teikt, ka tas bija viens no maniem pirmajiem mūsdienu trilleriem. Ir dažas lažas, bet priekš 1983da ļoti labs.

    • Jim Perrone says:

      Interesting read - good spy thriller with nice subplot and psychological bent. Much is dated and the paperback editing was poor (quite a few errors) but not distracting enough to lessen the experience. Quick read & worth it.

    • Patrice Hoffman says:

      There isn't much I can say except this was a great book. I haven't read any spy novels before this but I'm definitely a fan of the genre (now). I suggest anyone who's looking for a good read to pick this up. It's pretty old but all the best books are.

    • Abi says:

      This is one of the greatest spy novels I read. I read it a long time ago and forgot its title. Thank God for Google Book Search. My search words were Baby Ruth and orphanage. Aaah, such sweet feeling, finding it out again.

    • Mike says:

      An engaging spy thriller that isn't outdated even now. Reads fast, mixes up action and plot in a world-wide arena. Bought it at the local thrift store and it was a good deal.

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