Book: The Barbarossa Covenant (A Justin Scott Thriller Book 2) by Ian A. O'Connorcategories: Book, Mystery, Espionage, Political, Suspense, Spies, Adventrure, International, Mafia, FBI, Organized Crime, Vatican, Thriller
Ian A. O'Connorabout this book: In O'Connor's ...thriller, a retired FBI agent foils a Vatican takeover with roots in a WWII maneuver orchestrated by Ian Fleming and Winston Churchill. -Kirkus Reviews
About the author
Ian was born in Liverpool, England, but soon thereafter, the O'Connors moved to London. When he was ten, the family immigrated to Canada, and four years later moved to the United States where he graduated college with a degree in Political Science. Ian was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force, and after an adventure-packed, 30-year career, retired as a colonel. He held several senior military leadership positions in the field of national security management, and it's the expertise he acquired learning how to neutralize nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare threats against the United States that provides the frightening reality, and electrifying sense of urgency to The Barbarossa Covenant.
Past and present collide in the opening pages of The Barbarossa Covenant when retired FBI agent Justin Scott becomes a target for assassination while en route to Rome at the behest of the Vatican's secretary of state. This frightening encounter will, however, pale in comparison to the nightmare he is about to enter—a nightmare spawned more than seventy years earlier in wartime England.
Before learning why, the reader is whisked back to 1940 wartime London where British Intelligence is working feverishly on an audacious plan to thwart the imminent cross channel Nazi invasion.
But out of this swirling mist of looming defeat shines a faint ray of hope and it comes by way of an untested reserve naval officer. His name is Lt. Commander Ian Fleming, and he has just concocted a most devilishly clever plan to save the nation.
…Admiral Godfrey paused with his pen mid-air and peered at Fleming in the dim light. The answer to thwart the German invasion of England? Now this should be interesting. "Go on. Tell me what you're thinking, young man."
"What if we somehow got to this Sister Lucia and had her write down the third secret of Fatima, one that we would make up for her, of course, then find a way to get the message into Herr Hitler's hands? And what if the message said it was God's will for Adolf to forget about invading England and attack Russia instead? That God wanted him to get rid of the bloody Bolsheviks for once and for all?"
"Rather a tall order," replied a visibly dubious Godfrey. "Why wouldn't Hitler see it as an English ruse; one with Churchill's fingerprints all over it? Moreover, how do you propose getting to see this Lucia in the first place? You can't simply go up and knock on the front door of her convent, you know. Especially not if that Anastasia woman really is in residence as well. And before I forget to ask, just how did you come across all of this information?"…
The letter is lost to history in 1945 with the fall of Berlin—only to surface without warning in the Vatican seven decades later. Penned by an unimpeachable source, it states with a God-given certitude that the time of the Dies Irae (The Day of Wrath) is now. A very troubled pope wants Justin to authenticate or disprove both message and messenger—an admitted all but impossible task as the Doomsday Clock readies to strike midnight.
The Barbarossa Covenant is a 95,000 word international thriller that promises—and delivers—right up to the very last sentence on the very last page.
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