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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.