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.
Author Donald Tucker graduated in 1961 from the University of Iowa with a BA in Sociology/Criminology. He began his career in federal law enforcement in Chicago, Illinois, with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics as an undercover agent in some of the toughest neighborhoods in the country during one of the most challenging periods in this country’s history. Tucker later transferred to the U.S. Secret Service where he continued to set records for his prodigious undercover work while also protecting the country’s highest level of dignitaries, including the U.S. President and the Pope.
Tucker has held several high level supervisory positions in the U.S. Government, for which he has received numerous awards, including the Secretary of the Treasury Award for outstanding investigative service. In 1990 the U.S. President appointed him to the position of U.S. Marshal for the State of Arizona. In 1994, as Chief of Security for the U.S. Federal Courts in Washington, D.C., a position for which Tucker was selected after a nationwide search, he monitored the investigation of the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Court House. In 1996, Tucker returned to Arizona and opened a private investigation company, T.I.P.S., Tucker Investigation and Protection Services. Simultaneously he served as Chief of the Special Investigations unit, of the States Department of Economic Security office. In the latter position he issued a report for the Governor of Arizona to improve the unit’s operation. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission counselor for several government agencies, Tucker has been instrumental in developing diversity and sensitivity training for upper-level management.
'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
The thirteenth adrenaline-filled Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler.
A hundred and forty years after a British ship wrecks on the way to an Australian penal colony and the survivors discover diamonds on the tropical island where they wash up, Maeve Fletcher, one of their descendants, is stranded on an island in Antarctica with a party of passengers after their cruise ship seemingly abandons them.
Dirk Pitt, on an expedition to find the source of a deadly plague that is killing dolphins and seals in the Weddell Sea, finds Maeve and the passengers and rescues them from death. When Pitt later uncovers the cause of the plague, he discovers that Maeve's father, Arthur Dorsett, and her two sisters are responsible because of their diamond-mining technology. A deadly race develops to stop Dorsett from continuing his murderous mining operations and to head off a disaster that will kill millions. Pitt's struggle to foil Dorsett's ruthless plan to destroy the market for diamonds and thus gain a monopoly of his own takes him from harrowing adventures off the west coast of Canada to being cast adrift in the Tasman Sea.
'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy
'The Adventure King' Daily Express