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The Vatican Conspiracy

By: Jonathan Cross

...onathan Cross 2 J.Cross/Artemis THE VATICAN CONSPIRACY A Novel by Jonathan Cross ... ...s 3 J.Cross/Artemis CHAPTER 1 THE VATICAN Pope Francis lithely entered into the small chapel n... ...l chapel next to his private quarters. The dark chapel was dimly lit by a row of flickering votive candles that cast a soothing splay of shadows acr... ...fix as he closed his eyes and began to recite out-loud the Five Holy Mysteries of the Rosary. His nightly reverie, before bed, calmed him and conne... ... to know about him first. The second name on the list is Alexander Artemis, a United States Senator. His picture, conveniently enough, was all over ... ...e me what I have always dreamed of, but never imagined possible. To go to the United States is more than a dream come true.” Antonio fell to his knee... ...as elegantly as a garden. Garlands of flowers weaved through the table like a river. Servants moved like shadows as they brought in an assortment of... ...mis president. He yearned to feel the hot Santa Ana winds sweep through the valleys of Southern California, and the blue Pacific ocean he surfed i... ...ears all the networks would be back in place, and the drugs would flow like a river. You are a consumer nation. Your country’s addiction to drugs is...

...The Pope receives a vision that includes the names of four men: a U.S. Senator, a covert military intelligence agent, a priest from a small parish, and the head of the Italian mafia. These men form an alliance to eliminate th...

...Pope Francis lithely entered into the small chapel next to his private quarters. The dark chapel was dimly lit by a row of flickering votive candles that cast a soothing splay of shadows across the ancient altar. The Pope knelt his thin, angular body before i...

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