The Rome Prophecy

By Jon Trace

Ex-priest Tom Shaman (The Venice Conspiracy) returns in a pulse-pounding, blazingly paced new experience ideal for fanatics of Dan Brown and Sam Bourne.

A girl has been arrested within the streets of Rome. She's younger. She's attractive. She's coated in blood. and she or he claims to be an old prophet looking for a paranormal amulet hidden someplace in the city.

Ex-priest Tom Shaman groups up with a headstrong policewoman to resolve the secret. yet inside of Rome's church buildings and corridors of strength, stealthy enemies are conspiring opposed to them. and shortly the woman's lethal visions start to come actual . . .

Biographical Notes

Jon hint is the pseudonym for the executive inventive Officer of 1 of the world's loargest worldwide tv construction businesses. hint can be an the world over released mystery author, an award-winning documentary maker, and writer of multimedia interactive video games.

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What’s mistaken? ’ She appears at him like he’s status on ice and can fall via at any second. ‘It used to be Federico’s pal within the fireplace division. ’ ‘And? ’ She strikes nearer. ‘You didn’t begin the hearth, Tom. another individual did. ’ He frowns. ‘I don’t comprehend. ’ ‘Petrol was once poured in the course of the letter field after which set on fireplace. The investigators may inform from the depth of the burns at the ceiling and flooring the place it was once all started. And it wasn’t the kitchen. It wasn’t your fault. The seat of the hearth was once the entrance. ’ Valentina sees the surprise on his face and hugs him tight. They stand silently jointly. Minds racing, either pondering an analogous factor. Who did it? Why? And who precisely have been they attempting to kill? fifty six no longer even the secure apartment turns out fairly secure from now on. Nowhere does. Tom and Valentina trip to the police station jointly. There’s no manner he’s going to enable her exit by myself. And there’s no method she’s going to depart him in on his personal. It’s previous to dead night and the evening has became cold. A frosty reminder that iciness is some distance from over. purely by the point they’re parking the Fiat on the police station has the little car’s heater controlled to kick out a few heat. via a glazed partition Valentina sees Louisa Verdetti and Sylvio Valducci sitting within the drab Carabinieri reception region having a look chilly and drawn. They’re like these outdated married who stopped chatting with one another approximately part a century in the past yet nonetheless exit and spend speechless nutrients jointly. Valentina takes them via to her workplace and en path introduces Tom – or in Louisa’s case, reintroduces him. It’s simply partway via those civilities that Tom once again turns into conscious that he’s nonetheless wearing the purple parachute of a blouse and tank-sized gray pants recovered from lifeless males on the sanatorium. thankfully, the grave and pressing job of looking for their lacking prisoner turns out to divert consciousness clear of his crimes opposed to model. Tom sits again within the nook of the place of work and attempts to not go to sleep. He occupies himself with an out-of-date newspaper left on a low desk, yet for the main half he simply listens and watches Valentina interview the 2 medics. The physique language among Verdetti and Valducci is greater than simply fascinating. It’s rather adversarial. At one aspect he attempts to convenience her and he or she squirms away so violently it’s just like they’re in an abusive dating. part an hour later, Valentina beckons Tom over to her table. ‘Look at this. ’ Her tone is sombre. She smoothes out a creased piece of paper, a child’s crayon drawing. ‘Our prisoner did this – simply hours prior to she escaped. ’ in the beginning apparently to be not more than scribbles of oranges and reds; then he sees what Valentina observed. A napping guy below the go of God ate up through hearth. each nerve in his physique prickles. Did the sufferer rather foresee what may take place? He seems at Louisa and Valducci, then again at Valentina. She shakes her head. She doesn’t wish him to say whatever in entrance of the medics, specially Valducci, whom she is aware even Louisa doesn’t belief.

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