Praise for Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits
“Conspiracies within conspiracies, a fast-paced thriller. Intrigue, authenticity and adventure to ensure readers will keep turning the pages.”
– Publisher’s Weekly
When Control of the Vatican Is At Stake, Money Talks and Nobody Plays Fair
Tavakoli’s pulse-pounding thriller predicted a pope would step aside, and for the first time in the history of the Catholic Church, a Jesuit would rule the Vatican. This mesmerizing murder mystery combines authentic history with riveting suspense of first-class fiction.
When Jesuits recruit Italian intelligence specialist Michael Visconte to investigate the brutal murder of a young priest, he discovers the crime is tied to his personal complicated past and to his ongoing investigation into the money laundering operations of the Archangeli, a secret society inside the Vatican.
Michael enters the enclave of the extraordinary men known as the Society of Jesus who practice memory arts, hypnotism, and spiritual exercises, and he uncovers multi-layered conspiracies involving hackers, high-finance, tax evasion, political intrigue, and blackmail.
His lucky break—one that should provide critical evidence—blurs the line between good and evil and not only endangers the lives of Michael and the Jesuits, but also imperils the lives of his wife and children.
Tavakoli weaves a rousing tale of murder, embezzlement, psychological manipulation, and ultimate power.
From the Back Cover
“A word of advice Mr. Visconte. This is Vatican business. It’s dangerous to forget that.”
Michael Visconte never forgot the Vatican Bank’s $250 million payoff to the defrauded depositors of Banco Ambrosiano or the murder of Roberto Calvi. The fresh corpse at his feet told him it was far from over. He thought he already knew the consequences of double-crossing the Vatican.
But that was before he agreed to help the Jesuits blackmail the Pope…
More Praise for Archangels: Rise of the Jesuits
“Murder at the Vatican, hackers, financial wizards, tax evasion, and political intrigue…we also encounter memory arts, hypnotism, embezzlement, double agents, and psychological manipulation…a good page turner.”
“As a financial murder mystery it is very good. [Narrator] Paul Heitsch does an excellent job with all of the characters.”
– Audible Book Monthly