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When Ex-Navy SEAL Nolan Kilkenny is invited to Rome to consult on the functioning of the Vatican Library, he is still grieving the death of his wife and son and welcomes the distraction of the seemingly simple assignment. But Pope Leo XIV has a startlingly different task in mind for him. In a private audience, Kilkenny learns of an unreported atrocity committed against the underground Church in China and its link to Yin Daoming, the long-imprisoned Bishop of Shanghai who has served thirty years of a life sentence in a Chinese laogai for refusing to renounce the Church of Rome. The aging pope then reveals the dangerous truth about Bishop Yin, a secret that he has kept for over twenty years. Decades of diplomacy have failed to end China's persecution of the Catholics loyal to the pope, or to free Bishop Yin. The pope wants Yin free and asks Kilkenny to devise a plan to accomplish this seemingly impossible task.With help from the U.S. president, American Special Forces, and the C.I.A., he assembles a team of ten men and one woman that will use some of the most advanced weapons, aircraft, and computer technology to execute this extraordinary mission.
Ex-Navy Seal Nolan Kilkenny returns in an adventure that races from the grandeur of the Vatican to the arid steppes of China, risking his life against intrigues on both sides of the world to win a potential pope his freedom before time runs out.< br> < br> After being called to Rome to examine the functioning of the Vatican Library, Kilkenny soon learns that Pope Leo has a totally different mission in mind one that will ultimately involve China, the mafia, and the conclave to elect the next pope. In his one meeting with Kilkenny, Pope Leo imparts two secrets: one concerns the cardinal who called Kilkenny to Rome; the other relates to the secret cardinal who has been imprisoned by the Chinese for thirty years and who could become the next pope.< br> < br> With the assistance of the U.S. President, American Special Forces, and the CIA, Kilkenny assembles a team, and in doing so attempts a daring rescue mission that could change the lives of millions.< br>
Former-Navy SEAL Nolan Kilkenny learns of an unreported atrocity committed against Yin Daoming, the long-imprisoned Bishop of Shanghai. Pope Leo XIV wants Yin free and asks Kilkenny to devise a plan to accomplish this seemingly impossible task. Unabridged. 10 CDs.
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