The Franciscan

The Franciscan

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THE DISCOVERY Father Giovanni Moretti, a prominent historian of the Franciscan brotherhood finds his devout routine changed overnight when he accidentally discovers a secret chamber containing an early period Cassock. Stuffed inside the lining of the old robe is a faded hieroglyphic and coded manuscript that will shake his beliefs and remove him from the civilized glory of Rome to the remote and savage frontier of the Wild West. THE JOURNEY With the decoded map entrusted to memory, the Franciscan sets out across the ocean blue on a two-fold mission that will take him on a journey fraught with danger and intrigue. He is not alone however; the sinister figure of Antoine Verdi, swindler and master of disguise stalks his every move. THE FRONTIER ADVENTURE It is a time when Pioneers pushed west to the Territory of Arizona and California, lured by gold fever and the prospect of untold riches and land for the taking - Indian land that is. In this historically accurate account, Father Moretti will survive deadly Indian uprisings and the Civil War during his search for the lost Opata mine. After experiencing success and bitter disappointment a surprise turn of events will see the saintly sleuth return to the civilized world where he'll try and turn the tables on the master of disguise himself. Or die more

Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 17mm | 322g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508662495
  • 9781508662495

About James Rollo

James Rollo was born and educated in Scotland. He moved to Canada in 1971 and is married with four sons. Poetry was his early passion where many of his poems were published in a number of anthologies. He is a retired firefighter and Royal Air Force vet and resides in Port Colborne. His first novel, Sons of Thunder, is available in both Ebook and Paperback more

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