An Immigrant

Scarlet Leaf
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In this stand-alone crime novel, Victor is on the trail of soulless killers and ends up at the tip of a blade. Will he survive with his hide in one piece?
‘An Immigrant’ is a crime novel weaved with suspense, twists and turns, romance and dry humor now and then. It will intrigue and hook you. A touch of paranormal will sprinkle the story and raise the interest a notch.
Don’t miss your chance to delve into a convoluted intrigue and meet unique characters.
Oh, and don’t forget – you will get a bonus at the end of the novel – the recipe for one of the most delicious Romanian cakes. It melts in your mouth, with an explosion of flavors. Disclaimer: the taste matches the calories and it is addictive.
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Scarlet Leaf
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Published on
Apr 15, 2018
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
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‘She shivered, though the kitchen was warm. Icicles of foreboding trickled down her spine. With trembling hands she whipped back her hair at the nape of her neck. As she turned away from the window, she missed the shadow passing by.’

One dark winter’s morning, bride-to-be Cara Dunne is found hanging in her home, dressed in her wedding dress, with a lock of hair removed. Detective Lottie Parker is first on the scene. Looking at Cara’s bruised and battered body, she wonders who could have hated her enough to kill her at the happiest time of her life. 

The case takes a darker turn that afternoon with another shocking discovery – the broken body of a second young woman, pushed from the roof of the hospital where she worked. Fiona Heffernan was also due to be married, and her body is clad in a wedding dress, a lock of her hair cut off. 

The killings seem so personal that Lottie is convinced the girls have been killed by someone they knew. When she goes to break the news to Fiona’s family, she’s on the alert for anything suspicious. But then she makes a discovery that causes her blood to run cold – Fiona’s eight-year-old daughter Lily didn’t return home from her dance recital that afternoon. Terrified that Lily will be the next victim of a twisted and dangerous individual, Lottie takes the case into her own hands, risking her life when she comes face-to-face with the killer…

If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be hooked by this heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Broken Souls will keep you guessing until the very last page!

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 Two years after executing a major
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. 

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