The Franciscan

The Franciscan

by W R. Park


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The Franciscan by W R. Park

The most internationally anticipated religious suspense-thriller since Dan Brown's Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code. The author of thirteen novels, WR.PARK's intriguing novel, The Franciscan, was written 14 years ago, eerily forebodes current events in the Vatican with the current Pope Francis and proves to be a timely novel more than a decade after it was penned.

"The pope is not infallible." When WR.PARK's newly elected fictitious Pope Francis utters this bold and unprecedented statement, he captures the attention of the world's population. His reforms leave no corner untouched as he strips away the mask so long held before the face of the papacy. Bringing with him and open-minded candor rarely seen by public figures-he's an inspiration to his followers-and a threat to those within the Vatican who oppose him.

The Franciscan begins with a tale of Vatican intrigue and corruption, assassination attempted, murder and suicide that plague the new pope. A powerful evil and corrupt cardinal-plus sweeping reforms-place his life in grave danger.

"The more I investigated/researched my Catholic heritage/faith-the more enthusiastic I became about writing and completing The Franciscan. I truly believe there's a profound message lurking between the pages of this book," admitted author WR.PARK.

"The Franciscan, the first novel in The Franciscan Trilogy featuring the first Pope Francis is about murder, suicide, extortion, assassins, devilish plots with a narrative with more twists and turns than a ride through purgatory."--Publisher's Auxiliary

New York Times bestselling author James Rollins commented on WR.PARK's thirteen novel body of work: "I've been a fan of WR.PARK's work for years."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500610067
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2014
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Author, columnist, teacher, lecturer, past president of three advertising agencies, William R. Park, SR. is nationally known and respected in the advertising and literary worlds. His past works include: The Talking Stones, Overlay, Coma, and Fatal Incision, including nine more suspense-thriller novels, each backed by glowing praise from numerous bestselling authors.

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The Franciscan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every now and then a book I'm asked to read and write about pleasantly surprises me. The Franciscan is a case in point. It is an intriguing read - weaving together two fascinating tales. It kept me interested up to and including the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Park has shown that he has the imagination and talent needed in this genre. The Franciscan is an exciting and intellectually stimulating work. There's never a dull moment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Franciscan is a fascinating tale and has great general appeal. Readers who like intrigue and mystery in a colorful historical setting will enjoy Park's effort and will certainly look forward to his subsequent offering.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unexpectedly thrust upon the throne of St. Peter by dark forces within the church, this pope is trying to institute a radical agenda of change while contending with assassination attempts, murder, suicide, kidnapping and political intrigue.....and then things get really exciting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's here! It's Published (The Franciscan). It's about murder, suicide, extortion, assassins, devilish plots - and the result is a narrative with more twists, turns and terror that a roller coaster through purgatory. It's a ride worth taking.