The Pope's Assassin by LuisMiguel Rocha

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The best-kept secret of the Catholic Church...and a journalist who has made it her life -mission to discover the truth-at any cost. 

The night after he is elected to the Throne of St. Peter, Benedict XVI, like every Pope before him, is given an ancient document to read. Handed down only on his coronation, the document is the first thing a Pope reads when he is elected, and holds the Church's best-kept secret-one which it will preserve at all costs. But there may be other versions. A mysterious Gospel kept by an Israeli millionaire in London might hint at what the document contains. And there are rumours that the Dead Sea Scrolls, found by a Bedouin in 1947 might have been staged in order to obscure the shocking truth it reveals. Rafael, Vatican's shadowy priest/operative, is sent to investigate the stories of these other documents...and discovers evidence that may implicate his old friend Sarah Monteiiero, the British journalist who already knows too many of the Church's secrets. 

Will the world soon learn what revelations the Pope's secret document holds? Or will the Vatican manage to silence the rumors forever?

About LuisMiguel Rocha

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LUÍS MIGUEL ROCHA was born in Oporto, Portugal, and worked for many years in London as a television writer and producer. He now lives in Portugal, where he continues to write for television and film.
Published March 31, 2011 by Jove. 400 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Also, the Status Quo, a group of five men who along with Ben Isaac made the discovery of the Scrolls at Qumran valley in 1947, begin to get knocked off with grisly abandon.

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John Paul I’s views on papal infallibility and such controversial subjects as birth control, not to mention his resolve to clean house of those men of God who sullied the Roman Catholic church by financial chicanery with mob links, lead to his murder soon after he becomes pope.

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And if things weren’t deadly enough, the ancient Vatican crime boss known as — get ready — "JC," who is as wise as he is deadly, gets into the act, rescuing some, abducting another, ordering the deaths of others.

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