Hidden, Vatican gold and three murdered soldiers is the secret Captain Miles Roselli thought he'd buried during the Second World War. Twenty years later the gold is uncovered, and Roselli finds himself in a life and death battle against those who would seek to destroy him and the credibility of the Roman Catholic Church.
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About the Author
Michael's second novel, THE SHADOW OF THE WOLF, was published in 1984 by Robert Hale of London. It was to be many, many years of writing and rejections before he saw his third novel published in 2007. This was HELL'S GATE, the novel he had been trying to get accepted since 1980.
Other books followed: THE EAGLE'S COVENANT in 2007 (Robert Hale). THE DEVIL'S TRINITY in 2008 (Robert Hale). In May 2009 THE THIRD SECRET. A COVERT WAR followed that in 2010, and later this year, 2011, THE BOY FROM BERLIN will be released, once again published by Robert Hale.
Michael met his wife Pat when he was sixteen and she was fifteen. They married in 1960, have four sons, ten grandchildren and celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary in January 2010. Michael has worked as an office boy, a Merchant seaman, a plaster's labourer, a deck hand, a cinema projectionist, an RAF Technician and a maintenance technician in the food industry. He has also worked in the Middle East. In 1997 Michael and Pat moved to Spain and settled on the Costa Blanca. Michael's hobbies are Football, snooker, and keyboard. He is member of Torrevieja Christian Fellowship (TCF) along with his wife, and used to play keyboard there as a member of the Praise and Worship team.
Michael has described his writing hobby as a 'Sweet curse'. He says that the joy comes from writing a full length novel, living with it, creating the adventure, the characters, the excitement etc., but the curse comes from the number of rejections that are received from almost all the publishers and agents he contacts. But perseverance is the key word, which was the case with HELL'S GATE; twenty six years in trying.
ROSELLI'S GOLD, which will be published on Amazon this year (2011), was first published as THE THIRD SECRET. Michael felt that the title had become over-used and decided the change reflected more on the genre and content of the book.