sting operation that places Tony Masella, one of Chicago’s most notorious
counterfeiters behind bars, U. S. Secret Service agent Wesley Charles
receives an urgent call from the DC Bureau. Wes soon discovers that Masella,
now released from prison, is part of a slick international Vatican-based
counterfeiting ring of pedophile priests.
The Vatican is using counterfeit
money to staunch the flood of lawsuits involving pedophile cases that threaten
to bankrupt the Roman Catholic Church worldwide. World-famous couturier “Peppi”
Giuseppe Tubiano and his lover, “Father Ira” (Philip Tuma), who is director of
the Chicago archdiocese consortium of non-profit foundations, operate a global
bank trading and counterfeiting scam, using the counterfeit money to pay off
the courts. The Church performs “rituals of forgiveness” for its pedophile
priests, retiring or relocating them to distant dioceses where they are free to
continue their sexual debauchery.
Blackmail becomes the flavor of
the day when Italian police officer Angela Micele, a smoky-eyed Sophia Loren
look-like and her sexy friend, Maria Pelino, who works in the Rome USSS offices
as a translator, cook up a plot to seek revenge for Angela’s USSS boyfriend
murdered by the Mafia in a bungled attempt to bring down the Italian
counterfeiters. Agent Charles, the two women and Maria’s cousin Nicky, a
member of the Vatican Swiss Guard, pull off a series of elaborate high
tech stunts in the final scene underneath the Sistine Chapel only hours after
the new pope has been elected.
Although this is a fiction work,
it is based on factual information. It is common knowledge that the courts are
flooded with cases involving Catholic priests
practicing pedophilia and sexual abuse. Few people are aware that these cases
continue to go unprosecuted while other non-Catholic sex offenders land behind
bars with serious charges and long-term sentences. Immaculate Deception begs the question about divine
dispensation, papal politics and Catholic controlled courts.