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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
  • Language:English
  • Pages:287
  • eBook ISBN:9781483548623

The Unholy Ghost

A Sophie Kramer Mystery

by Narendra Simone

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Against the mighty cartel of Columbian drug lords, an Argentinian priest, now an American citizen is determined to bring peace and justice to the people of Argentina. He is hoping to be elected as the next president of the country but the cartel-backed popular political parties are determined to eliminate the priest prior to the election date. The FBI Specialist, Sophie Kramer supported by a new recruit Charlie McGregor is assigned to ensure the priest’s safety. The drug cartel severs fingers of the priest’s father and sends them to him as a warning. The priest remains relentless but then the cartel begins to punish the priest. Sophie discovers a frightening clue linking priest with the drowning of a small boy in Idaho about twenty years ago. She takes her fight to the Vatican and threatens to expose their involvement in harbouring crime. She can’t trust Charlie as he gets too close to the drug cartel and she finds no help from the local authorities. She feels helpless and time is ticking away. Is Charlie a traitor jeopardizing her mission? Would she survive the web weaved by both the drug cartel and the Vatican?
An Argentinian priest with an American passport has decided to fight the drug cartel of Columbia that is making inroads into Argentina. He is preparing to fight in the next presidential election against the popular political parties to become the president of Argentina. But the popular political parties have forged a relationship with the drug cartel and relying upon it to remove the priest before the election date. Sophie Kramer, a FBI Special Agent is assigned to ensure the priest’s safety while the CIA is covertly supporting the priest in his quest to become the next president. The CIA’s real agenda is motivated by the US Government’s political policies designed to gain access to the Argentinian natural resources. Charlie McGregor, ex Navy SEAL and a new FBI recruit, made famous by his remarkable feat of assassinating Osama bin Laden, is assigned to support Agent Kramer. The drug cartel using their fear tactics severs several fingers of the priest’s father and sends them to the priest as a warning of things to come if he did not withdraw from the presidential race. The priest remains resolute and continues to speak against the popular parties as the election date approaches fast. Sophie is uncomfortable with the wild ways of Charlie’s and specifically the way he develops close relationship with the drug cartel. Charlie is good with getting fast results but his ways of getting such results is of concern to Sophie. She begins to inquire about Charlie’s background and that upsets Charlie. To Sophie’s amazement she finds out that both Charlie and the priest come from the same town in Idaho and what bothers her most that Charlie had specifically asked for this assignment. Sophie does not believe in coincidences and trusts that for every effect there is a cause. She begins to dig deeper into Charlie’s background. In an unexpected visit to Charlie’s childhood town Sophie discovers a curious but frightening fact. Twenty years ago there was a death by drowning of a small boy with the same last name as Charlie and the priest was somehow involved. There was no evidence of any foul play at the time but it did not sit right with Sophie. Sophie now switches her focus to the priest’s background and what she discovers frightens her. She approaches the cardinal who had appointed the priest to be the bishop of Argentina and questions him about the priest’s background. She is stonewalled. She is left with no choice but to approach the Vatican. The Deputy Director of the FBI and CIA are upset with Sophie opening up old wounds and making noises in politically sensitive areas. She fights back claiming Charlie has a hidden agenda. Charlie protests and offers his resignation if that is what Sophie wants. A very confusing situation evolves as Charlie remains untrustworthy, the local authorities refuse to cooperate with Sophie, the drug cartel at will punishes the priest and the Vatican warns Sophie of consequences if she continues to harass cardinals and the church. Sophie is desperate for help, any help that could give her an edge over violence and corruption that is threatening to derail her mission. She realizes that the secret of balancing the situation lies in discovering the truth about Charlie and his connection with the priest and the drug cartel. She goes against the wishes of her superiors and follows her instinct. She lays out a plan that could help her find the truth even if it meant risking her own life. Her plan is not foolproof but it is the only chance she has, as the election date is only a few days away. ‘The Unholy Ghost’ is a fast-pace, curious investigative crime story and a thriller that exposes the ugly truth about pedophiles and the corrupt church system. It is the second novel in the trilogy of Sophie Kramer as a Special FBI Agent, who is committed to seek justice for those who are victimized by oppression, unjust society, and unethical system.
About the author
Born in India, educated in England with a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering, Narendra is a citizen of Canada and has lived in India, England, Canada, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and the USA. He resides in the USA & Canada. He has traveled to more than eighty countries covering Central & Eastern Europe, Asia, the Far East, the Middle East, South America, North America and Africa. Narendra and the Hindu God, the Lord Krishna has something in common—they were both born in the town of Mathura (India), albeit about a few thousand years apart. He attended schools in India, England and Canada (Narendra, not the Lord Krishna) and studied at the Universities of Agra & IIT Roorkee (both in India), Nottingham (England) and Calgary (Canada). Witnessing six wars (4 in India and 2 in the Middle East) and travelling to over 80 countries has allowed him to gain an in-depth knowledge of various and diverse cultures. Inspired by true events and human rights issues his writing offers insight into cultural differences, age-old traditional values and behaviour dilemma that coexist in the vast diversity and different races of the world. Nomad by nature and apt on taking up challenges he travelled through many countries building his repertoire of dozens of stories. Writing the stories was not enough. These needed to be told. So, he is building a platform from which he can tell his stories to the world. Today he has over 10,000 LinkedIn connections linking him to about 26 million professionals, over 24,000 Facebook Fans, and over 5,000 Twitter Fans. Although richly influenced by his foreign travels, Narendra finds his inspiration from his life experiences and through his novels invites you to join him on a journey of life, adventure, mystery and intrigue.
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