Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
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Friday, September 6, 2013

A Pius Man by Declan Finn

My book review today is on the book A Pius Man, A Holy Thriller, by Declan Finn. This book was awesome, I'm not sure if you could call it a Christan book, as there was some mild language but it was about the Christian world.

Several months ago I entered a contest and sent in my first chapter. The judge told me I had to many characters and too much going on. You couldn't tell the good guys from the bad. Well he would have not believed this book because he had twelve main characters and until the end of the book you didn't know who was the good guys and who were the bad and dead bodies lying around everywhere.

Giovanni Figlia is the head of the Vatican Security, he goes to pick up American Secret Services Specialist Wilhelmina Goldberg, Villie, a short little Jew. He drives back to the Vatican but a building blows up and a body lands on his car. He finds another dead body in the building that blew up, an academic who was in the Vatican archives. Manana Shushurin is a German spy and is sent to meet Scott "Massad" Murphy, an Irish American in the Israeli Massad. They are investigating the death of a terrorist after going to the Vatican archives. Sean Ryan is an American stunt man turned mercenary. He is at the Vatican to teach the priests and nuns to protect themselves. Hashim Abasi is an Egyptian police officer who is there to learn how to protect the new African Pope, Pope Pius theXIII, Joshua Kutjok. Joshua is young, strong, big black man, who seems to attract a lot of enemies, when he is in Egypt.Then we have a priest that was once Special Forces, Father Frank Williams, who lies, kills and destroys but is their tour guide through out the story.Maureen McGrail is an Irish Interpol Officer investigating the death of a priest, Father Franks Father Wayne becomes part of the team and so does Veronica Fischer, forensic expert and Giovanni's wife, and last but not least we have Sean's grandfather James Ryan.

The pope is trying to declare Pope Pius XII a saint. And the rest of the world is trying to stop him. This team is the equivalent of the Avengers. I would love to see a movie to see if these moves are even possible. It is a fast paced story and quite humorous. I really enjoyed it and I loved his characters. I think you should run out and get a copy. You may find it on Amazon.

God bless you all and have a great weekend. 

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