The Seventh Seal (A Justin Scott Thriller) (Volume 1)

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What dread secret is The Vatican protecting at all costs? Which lives will be sacrificed to keep an awful truth buried behind a code of silence? “My name is Monsignor Capelletti,” the voice replied. “I’m the chief of staff for the papal nuncio to the United States, Francis Cardinal Kettering. Your name was given to me as someone to be trusted, someone who can help. And I very much need your help.” “Why, has your cardinal murdered somebody?” Justin asked with a deliberate lightheartedness meant to convey to Capelletti that his use of dramatics was not necessary. “That’s exactly what’s happened, Mr. Scott,” the priest said, his words barely audible. After hearing that utterance from a terrified priest, ex-FBI agent Justin Scott soon finds himself in the fight of his life. Hired by the Vatican to ferret out the truth – or so it says, Justin uncovers a hair-raising conspiracy involving powerful Vatican prelates and Italian and Russian crime syndicates, all racing against the clock and each other to take possession of the richest prize in Christendom. With time fast running out, Justin’s high-stakes quest leads him to the very steps of the Throne of Peter, then back to Washington DC where he confronts a psychopathic murderer in a cat-and-mouse stalking that plays out to its deadly finish on the mean streets of the nation’s capital. The Barbarossa Covenant is evocative of such bestseller thrillers as Steve Berry’s The Patriot Threat, or Ken Follett’s classic Eye of the Needle. Its time-tested, hi-octane formula of blending fiction and fact inside a meticulously crafted plot guarantees hours of enjoyment for genre aficionados everywhere!

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The Twilight of the Day was my first novel and it took me fifteen years to complete. The subject matter - POWs from the Vietnam War - was something visceral with me. I lost many pilot-friends in that conflict, some I knew to be dead, but there were those others who disappeared from the face of the earth and never heard from again. Those were the men who haunted my thoughts. What if some of those pilots had indeed been captives held in Hanoi, not repatriated at the end of the war but sold to a third country? What could possibly be a motive for such reprehensible and cruel conduct?A germ of an idea was born. I now had the grist for the novel I felt compelled to write.

My next novel was The Seventh Seal and the idea for the book came to me in a flash while editing The Twilight of the Day. What if an ambassador to the United States was accused of murdering a woman in Washington, D.C.? But not just any ambassador. No, he is Francis Cardinal Kettering, ambassador from the Vatican, and all signs point to him being guilty as charged. But ambassadors have diplomatic immunity, so will Kettering simply flee, or will he remain to face trial and, if found guilty, cause a possible irreparable rent to the very fabric of the Church itself?

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What dread secret is the Vatican protecting at all costs? Which lives will be sacrificed to keep an awful truth buried behind a code of silence?

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