"Book Synopsis They were orphans, Chris and Saul-raised in a Philadelphia school for boys, bonded by friendship, and devoted to a mysterious man called Eliot. He visited them and brought them candy. He treated them like sons. He trained them to be assassins. Now he is trying desperately to have them killed. Spanning the globe and full of heart-stopping action, The Brotherhood of the Rose is an astonishing novel of fierce loyalty and violent betrayal, of murders planned and coolly executed, of revenge bitterly, urgently desired. Review Quotes ""Impossible to put it down."" --San Francisco Chronicle ""Riveting . . . crackling . . . It really moves."" --Washington Post Book World ""Tough, ingeniously plotted, and always gripping."" --Publishers Weekly ""David Morrell is, to me, the finest thriller living today, bar none."" --Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Charlemagne Pursuit About the Author David Morrell is the award-winning author of First Blood --the novel in which Rambo was created--as well as twenty-seven other books. This book was the basis for the 1989 mini-series starring Robert Mitchum. With eighteen million copies in print, his work has been translated into twenty-six languages. He was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa and currently serves as the copresident of the International Thriller Writers organization. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife."