The Vatican Protocol

Fiction - Thriller - General
286 Pages
Reviewed on 06/13/2016
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Reviewed by Paul F. Johnson for Readers' Favorite

Sean O'Shea had it all. Then the housing bubble took most of it away. Now nearly bankrupt, the struggling writer is searching for the perfect story to create a best seller, something to regain his financial independence and self-esteem. His interest is piqued when he learns of a 1936 UFO crash in Germany's Black Forest, then of another UFO incident in Poland in 1939, but even more so with the discovery of Nazi involvement with both, and more. Along the way, he uncovers secret assassinations of previous investigators and even the possible involvement of the Vatican. Things really begin to heat up as potential witnesses are murdered and he becomes the target of deadly agents sent by the most powerful man in the Vatican - the Black Pope. Determined to see it through, his friends and new acquaintances search and ultimately find that a combination of UFOs, Nazis, Wewelsburg Castle and the Vatican are all connected. He now has the ultimate story, though he has to stay alive to get it published.

Aliens, Nazis and the Vatican - what could be better for a story? Brian Gallagher has done a superb job combining history, mystery, religion, conspiracies, murder, intrigue and, of course, aliens in The Vatican Protocol. A slightly slow start while building early character background but once the action started, wow, it took off like a rocket. The characters were very well developed and believable. The plot was strong and compelling, full of action and adventure. The author is a great story teller and I found myself eagerly ready to turn the next page. Very nicely done.

Carol Coetzee

Do you believe in aliens and conspiracies? Sean is an aspiring writer, but has never yet found anything that truly motivates him. Many unfinished manuscripts later, he picks up on the idea of Aliens and UFO's. His interest is well and truly piqued! After discussions with friends who have heard some stories, and a CIA friend whose story is eerily similar, Sean decides to investigate further and discover the truth. However, many before him have attempted to uncover this truth, and all have died for their beliefs. How far will Sean go to discover the truth, and how many will die before he is finished? Sean's journey will take him across continents, from Nazi Germany, to castles, to the Vatican. Follow his journey in The Vatican Protocol by Brian Gallagher.

A well kept secret and a conspiracy theory. Confronting and challenging religious doctrine and the Vatican is always dangerous. Wartime Germany and Nazi secrets, castles, secret societies, and a Catholic Pope. How could these themes possibly tie together? We travel across continents, plunge into dangerous waters, and follow one man as he risks his life, and that of others, to uncover the mysteries of alien contact, advanced technology, conspiracies and frightening religious truths. In The Vatican Protocol by Brian Gallagher, Sean will face danger at every turn to uncover the truth. Somewhat reminiscent of The Da Vinci Code, or at least as controversial, this book will challenge your beliefs as you plunge through this harrowing thriller. Loved the story and the idea. A must-read for all lovers of The Da Vinci Code and conspiracy theories!