The Secret Cardinal, Paperback Book
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Ex-Navy Seal Nolan Kilkenny finds himself on his dangerous mission yet, one which will take him from the Vatican to the arid steppes of China...Ex-Navy Seal Nolan Kilkenny is called to Rome on the pretence of examining the Vatican library.

But on arrival, he discovers his real mission, one that will ultimately involve China, the Mafia, and the conclave to elect the next Pope.

In agony, the ailing Pope reveals the whereabouts of the 'secret cardinal' who has been imprisoned by the Chinese for 30 years and who could become the next leader of the Catholic Church.

With the assistance of the US President, American Special Forces and the CIA, Kilkenny assembles a crack team, and in doing so attempts a daring rescue mission that could determine the fate of mankind...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9781847561213

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The premise behind this is a bit far fetched, though it is fiction and is to be expected. The Vatican might or might not carry out such actions. But something, a certain depth of detail maybe, was missing from this book to make it really enjoyable. There was also the religious aspect to this book that I found had to fathom, that part was not to my liking as it was treated in an almost supernatural way. Part of a serious, so I read it.