Promised Land

Promised Land

Vatican Intrigue Meets Hurricane Katrina

A Vatican envoy on a secret mission is murdered and his invaluable gold cross is stolen during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The cross and its hidden message surface in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hits in August 2005.

Grisly serial murders in Put-in-Bay and the French Quarter lure Washington Post investigative reporter EMERSON MOORE into an intricate labyrinth complicated by confidential documents stolen from the Vatican’s Secret Archives and two rogue priests, banished from the Vatican.

The spicy gumbo of characters include a tough, flirtatious Creole detective; her partner named “ELMO”; her mischievous father who inhabits the Pearl River swamps; an arrogant Garden District cardiologist; and an unstable French Quarter priest tormented by his dark secrets.

From the blue waters surrounding Lake Erie’s South Bass Island to the sultry heat of Louisiana’s vibrant French Quarter, Promised Land delivers police corruption, medical suspense, perilous alligator and poisonous snake encounters, the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Katrina, and a string of gruesome murders. The trail of the murders leads EMERSON MOORE to the surprising discovery of a document which may destroy the legitimacy of the United States.